So, while being stuck in my home way more than normal these days, I decided to try a new recipe that I saw while watching a show on the Food Network.
Figured I would have some leftover ham after Easter when I started my search, but when I found this recipe, I used some sandwich deli (honey) ham that I had in my freezer. The recipe I saw was for Mini Baked Ham Sandwiches. Ooooh, they looked mighty fine. While the recipe I found incorporated Swiss cheese… Swiss is far from a favorite cheese of mine so I tweaked it. I used sharp cheddar. I think you could use whatever floats your boat!
Here we go: TESS TAYLOR’S recipe for Mini Baked Ham Sandwich “Sliders.”
Ingredients I USED:
- 1 pound of deli honey ham (shaved)
- 4 slices of packaged sandwich sized sharp cheddar slices
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard*
- ½ Tablespoon of course-ground Dijon (just for texture)*
- 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ teaspoon of dried minced onion
- 1 12-pack of King’s Hawaiian BUTTERED bread (can use the original “sweet” rolls, as the recipe called for… I used butter buns)
Melt the butter. Then mix in the mustard, W-sauce and onion…stir well.
Cut the ENTIRE pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all tops together and all bottoms together, intact). In a 9×13-inche pan, place bottom half of rolls inside and cover evenly with the ham, then the sliced cheese. Top that cheese with a sprinkling of the mozzarella. Cover with the top half of the rools.
Drizzle the butter mixture over the top of the rolls, making sure the onion is evenly distributed. Refrigerate over night.
Bake uncovered at 350 for 15-20 minutes (I went 20), and once finished, cut/separate for serving
*Feel free to use just one type of Dijon… 1 ½ Tablespoons.
I found the sandwiches to be pretty rich! BUT DELICIOUS! They have a tang to them and I could only eat two…filling! My daughter ate two…My husband ate 8. Soooo…. No leftovers!!!! I think next time, I would maybe try a cheese that is not “Sharp.” Probably a provolone or MILD cheddar.