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Hearty Open-Faced Sandwiches Recipe

With 3 types of meat and two bold sauces, these sandwiches pack a flavorful punch. And since there's no chopping-only stacking-they come together in a snap.—Beverly McClure of Ames, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins, split
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 12 bacon strips, halved and cooked
  • 12 ounces thinly sliced deli pastrami
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 cup horseradish sauce
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Dill pickle slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. Arrange muffin halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2. Combine butter and garlic powder; brush over muffin halves. Spread with salad dressing. Layer with bacon, pastrami, ham, horseradish and cheese; sprinkle with dill.
  • 3. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with pickles if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 English muffin halves (calculated without pickles) equals 313 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 976 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.