Cold ham and cheese sandwiches, borrrrrrrr-riiiiiiiiing. Warm ham and cheese sliders with a delicious onion mustard spread -A REV-A-LATION! First, excuse the picture this was before I placed them in the oven, and then I forgot to take a picture after I took them out. I know, a total FAIL on my part, but any picture is better than no picture. I've made these a couple of times and I really liked them. But seriously, with gooey cheese, tangy mustard, salty butter, and soft sweet onions, what's not to love about these?!?! And the best part is they come together pretty fast once the onion spread is done, which you can make ahead of time so it's ready when you are. My only complaint is they can be a little messy on the hands. Not from the cheese as you might suspect, but from the spread. Since you top the sandwiches with it, it gets all over your hands, which I didn't care for; however, they are worth getting messy over.
There are a couple of versions of this floating around Pinterest, but this is the version I like the best, mostly because it calls for mass assembly, meaning you construct all the sandwiches at once versus assembling each individually, which totally saves time.
A couple of words of advice:
- Don't get overzealous with the cheese. It will take longer to melt and, dare I say, be in jeopardy of being too cheesy. I know, blasphemous. There can never be too much cheese; however, in this situation that just may be the case.
- When cutting be very, very, very gentle, otherwise your little sliders will look like they got run over by a steam roller.
Other than that, these are worth a try. So go forth onto the world and try them!
Ham and Cheese Sliders
via Beyer Beware
1 package of 12 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
1 small onion minced
1 stick of butter
3 Tbspns Dijon mustard
2 tspns Worcestershire sauce
3 tspns poppy seeds (I finally broke down and bought them)
1/2 lb shaved ham
8 slices Swiss cheese (I would just do one even layer and call it a day)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Melt butter in a small skillet and add onions. Combine mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds into onions and butter. Simmer for several minutes.
2. Slice rolls as a group length wise and place bottoms in an aluminum foil lined 13" x 9" pan.
3. Spread 3/4 of onion mixture on roll bottoms, followed by the ham and cheese slices.
4. Top with the roll tops. Spread the remaining onion mixture over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
5. Bake covered with foil for 20 minutes.
6. Cool slightly, then cut along the bun lines. Serve warm.