The original horseshoe was served in the Leland Hotel and consisted of toast, ham sliced in the shape of a horsehoe, potato slivers and a cheese sauce derived from Welsh Rarebit sauce. This is one of the recipes claiming to be the original.

1/2 C butter
2 T flour
1 1/4 C milk
1/4 t salt
1/8 pepper
1/2 t dry mustard
1 t worcestershire sauce
1 jar Olde English sharp cheddar spread