Monday, September 19, 2011

Mini Ham & Cheese Sliders

Mini Ham & Cheese Sliders
You're probably thinking- how are these any interesting? With one bite, you'll see why Darin and I ate all 12 sliders in 1 sitting. Yep, it was just that good.

The key to these sliders is the poppy-honey mustard sauce that these sliders take on overnight. The prep work is quite easy- make the sauce. While it's cooking, assemble the sandwiches, pour the sauce over, and allow it to marinate overnight. Definitely marinate this overnight- don't skip this step! The slider buns soak up the marinade and the end result is phenomenal!

This is a great and easy dish and perfect for parties (read: football) since the rolls are small and portable. Also, make sure to invest in some good quality ham (I used Kroger's Private Selection Honey Ham, sliced thin), deli-sliced Swiss cheese, and Hawaiian bread rolls. I found the Hawaiian rolls near the bakery at my local Kroger, and you can also find them in bulk at Costco.

If you're looking for another slider idea, check out the Turkey Pesto Sliders here.
Poppy-Honey Mustard Sauce

Mini Ham & Cheese Sliders

For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp grated dried onions
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey mustard
For the Sliders:
  • 12-oz package King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (Make sure there are (12) rolls in here)
  • 12 thin slices of ham (usually 1.5#. and we we Kroger's Private Selection Honey ham from the deli)
  • 12 thin slices of Swiss cheese (enough for 1 cheese slice per roll)
  1. In a small saucepan, mix butter, poppy seeds, dried onions, Worcestershire sauce, and honey mustard. Stir until blended and melted.
  2. Pour half of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Slice the rolls in half. Assemble sliders with ham and cheese slices.
  4. Arrange rolls in a single layer in the baking dish, spreading them around to soak up the sauce. 
  5. Pour the rest of the sauce over the tops of the sliders, cover dish and refrigerate up to 24 hours for the sauce to soak in.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bake rolls for 10-12 minutes until the sliders are lightly browned and cheese has melted.
Source: Beantown Baker

Note: I recently discovered these Glad Ovenware baking dishes. I love them since they are lightweight, can be baked right in the oven, and are disposable.


Jessy said...

I've seen these all over the place. I just might have to try them!

Ellie said...

These look really good. I will give them a try this Sunday for the football game!! YUM :)

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