When we moved from the Midwest to Kentucky, we were invited to a neighborhood gathering, where this appetizer was served. Hanky panky—as it’s often called around here—is traditionally served at Derby Day parties, but at our home it’s become a year-round favorite.
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1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
8 ounces Velveeta, shredded
24 slices snack rye bread
Chopped fresh parsley
In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add chili powder and cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon on each slice of bread. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges of bread begin to crisp. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.