" Go Bears!" Party Ryes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I used to call these Hanky Pankies (why is beyond me!). After I made them at my Super Bowl party the first time the Bears won many years ago, it's been a tradition every Super Bowl since. (7/5/07...Note: These are supposed to be served hot and kept warm, if possible. During the holidays I make a double batch and freeze them in large Ziplock bags with layers of wax paper or foil between each layer. Then you have a no-fuss appetizer when people pop by that you don't have to pry apart when you only want to bake a portion of them!)


  1. Brown meats and drain off fat.
  2. Add meats and cheese in frying pan and stir over low heat until melted. Mix in spices and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Spread mixture on cocktail rye slices.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake approximately 10 minutes at 400°F until hot. Serve hot or warm.
Most Helpful

This recipe has been around for at least 45 years, believe it or not. My sister-in-law's mom used to make them when I was little, and then my sis-in-law took over. She uses a hot sausage, so I don't care for them But with a mild or sage sausage, they are terrific.

Martie Vacek October 05, 2014

My Grandma used to make these when I was young. I made these for our super bowl party and most everyone seemed to enjoy them. I halved the recipe. Thanks for sharing this one, brings back fond memories.

KeeperAtHome February 04, 2009

I made these for superbowl. DD ate the topping off of one, I had 2 and DH had 4 Everyone's opinion was a little different. So we averaged it to 3 stars. Thanks for the tip on how to freeze them. I'll freeze what is left and DH can pop 4 into the oven when he needs to grab something quick.

whtbxrmom February 07, 2010

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