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The Wall Street Journal decided to use its limited resources to unpack the history and heart-healthiness (gee, guess?) of the Horseshoe, an open-faced sandwich of bread, meat (often ground beef), French fries, and cheese sauce created in Springfield, Ill.

The plate does look like the aftermath of a collision between station cooks in the kitchen. But, really, is it so far removed from Pittsburgh’s famous Primanti Brothers sandwich, with its meat  and coleslaw and fries tucked between two slices of Italian bread? And in terms of healthiness, I doubt that the Philly cheesesteakKatz’s Reuben, Iowa Skinny, or Kentucky Hot Brown are much better.

Of course no sandwich could be grosser than this one: