Rye Tombstones

Make these tasty little appetizers for parties. They are a truly to-die-for treat!

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 dozen


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mild ground pork sausage
  • 1 pound pasteurized process cheese spread, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 loaf sliced party rye bread
  • green pepper strips
  • sliced olives


  1. Brown beef and sausage in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Add remaining ingredients except bread; mix well and stir until cheese is melted. Arrange bread slices on ungreased baking sheets. Spread with beef mixture. Top with pepper strips and olives to spell R-I-P. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Rounds may be reheated in the oven as needed; cover with aluminum foil before reheating.
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