Recipe by RENE1959
"These rye slices topped with sausage and cheese are so easy and so delicious that they are sure to please. In fact, my husband loves them so much that I sometimes make them on regular-sized rye bread for dinner."
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fresh, ground pork sausage
ground black pepper
process cheese sauce
cocktail rye bread
I haven't heard of Hanky Pankies in years! I make mine with one pound ground beef, one pound sausage, Velveeta cheese, various spices, then spread on rye cocktail bread. Great to freeze and pop under the broiler when company comes (like the Crabbies recipe on this site, too.)
I love these things at parties and keep trying to find a recipe that I like to make them myself. I can't seem to find the right recipe. Maybe it's my choice of cheese? When I read "process cheese sauce" I read that as "melt Velveeta". Somehow, these always taste like sausage and Velveeta, not a blended flavor that tastes good. Also, as the Velveeta cools, these turn hard as a rock and have an unpleasant texture. I will keep looking.
I make these and then put on a cookie sheet to freeze, then transfer to freezer bag. Pop in the toaster oven to heat (350 for about 15 minutes). Makes a good am or afternoon snack. I have also made with beef (or turkey) added so that there are equal parts pork, beef, and processed cheese.
This recipe is a keeper! My family loves these, they make a great appetizer. When making them, I use equal parts of lean ground beef and sausage. My family prefers the meat mixture over using just sausage.
Another great make ahead recipe. I use spicey pork sausage and a little more cheese. I also do what an earlier reviewer said and freeze. When I'm having a party I make these earlier in the week. I assemble them, put them on a tray in the freezer for about 1/2 hour, then put individual pieces in a freezer bag. On party day I take them out of the freezer and bake.
I have a similar recipe from my grandmother. She used 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground pork sausage. She would also add 1-2 tsp. of Worshestershire Sauce and instead of the process cheese sauce she used 1 brick of Velveeta. Both variations are great. My grandmother's variation makes about 50 pieces.
Great recipe! My family loves this one. I get requests for it at all family get togethers. They never last long!
Loved these since I can remember!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 228
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