Prep: 5 Mins Cook: 15 Mins

These warm open faced sandwiches are sure to be a hit with their tangy meat filling and rich and gooey melted cheese topping. Serve with chili-flavored corn chips and fresh vegetables for a meal that will definitely hit the spot.

Open Face Santa Fe Sandwiches


  • 8 ozs. sausage, cooked and drained
  • 8 ozs. ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (4-oz.) ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 buns, split and toasted
  • 12 thick slices Monterey Jack cheese


PREHEAT broiler.

COMBINE sausage, beef, chiles, water, ketchup, chili powder, sugar and cumin in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

SPOON warm meat mixture onto 12 halves of buns. Top with cheese. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
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