Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Cooking for one can be challenging at times, so I altered this recipe to prevent me having to eat these for the rest of the week (I’m not too big on leftovers of certain types of food).  So far, this is the easiest recipe I have made!  It’s so simple, even someone who can’t cook more than ramen noodles in the microwave should be able to handle this.  At least I would hope so.

I found this recipe on Allthecooks.  Yet another recipe-related item that I had no clue existed until recently.  For those of you who are in the dark like I was, it’s an app that you can download on your smart device (iPhone, Android device, Windows phone, or computer–if you have Windows 8).  And the best part?  It’s 100% free!  Unfortunately, that is the only way you can view recipes, as it states on it’s website that it’s a “mobile-first company.”  For those of you who do not have access to the app, I’ll post the recipe below.

I’ve had a particularly exhausting week, so when I was looking for this week’s recipe, not only was I looking for something quick, but something comforting as well. This only took me about 30 minutes to make, but it went by so quickly that it didn’t feel like 30 minutes. Since I only made one sandwich, I had to alter the amount of each ingredient to use, which I’ll admit that I guessed at. Isn’t that what cooking is? A guessing game until you get something that you think tastes good? That’s what I’m going to keep telling myself.

This sandwich was packed with so much flavor! I love Worcestershire sauce, so when I saw that the recipe called for some, I knew it was what I wanted to make. The best part about this recipe? You’ll probably already have the majority of the ingredients in your kitchen! I only had to buy the King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Buns. I made the recipe as written, but used Black Forest ham instead of honey ham because that’s what I had. I’d love to make it with honey ham and to use spicy brown mustard instead of yellow mustard just for an extra kick. I’d also probably omit the miracle whip/mayo mixture spread, just simply because I’m not that big of a fan of either. One of the reasons I decided to start this blog was to force myself to try new things, as I’d consider myself a picky eater, which is why I went ahead and put the spread on the sandwich. I really think that the King’s Hawaiian sandwich bun made the recipe, so don’t substitute them! The sweetness of the bread helped balance the flavors of the onion and Worcestershire sauce beautifully. This sandwich would be ideal for a quick lunch, or if you’re making sliders, an excellent appetizer for a party or get together with friends.

Here’s the recipe (keep in mind, these are for the sliders).

Ingredients (makes 24 servings):

24 King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

24 slices of honey ham

1/3 cup mayo

1/3 cup Miracle Whip

24 slices of Swiss cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer–I used provolone because that’s what I had on hand)

For the poppy seed sauce:

1 tbsp. poppy seed

1 1/2 tbsp. yellow mustard

1/2 cup melted butter

1 tbsp. minced onion

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

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Directions:

  1. Mix mayo and Miracle Whip in a small bowl and spread on the inside of the rolls.
  2. Layer the rolls with one slice each of honey ham and cheese.
  3. Close rolls then place them closely together on a large cookie sheet.
  4. Whisk the poppy seed sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour over rolls.  You could leave some sauce for dipping.  Let the rolls sit for 10 minutes for the butter to absorb.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Uncover and bake for two additional minutes until the tops are golden brown.
  6. Serve warm.

Wasn’t that easy?? Enjoy!

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