It’s March Madness! This time of the year I am always looking for a good appetizer or meal to serve to a large group. I served these hot ham and swiss sliders during the first round of the tournament. I got the recipe after two entire pans were gobbled down in minutes at a family gathering awhile back. They are delicious and easy to prepare ahead of time so you won’t miss any of your need-to-watch games. The sauce on top creates a sticky, sweet flavor that mixes perfectly with the salty ham and creamy swiss.
In a tournament of sandwiches, these would definitely make it to the final four.
Hot Ham and Swiss Sliders
Makes 24 sliders
1 lb. deli ham (I used ham off the bone)
1 lb. swiss cheese
24 King’s Hawaiian Rolls (2 packages)
1 stick butter, unsalted
1/2 C brown sugar
1 TBSP worchestire sauce
1 TBSP mustard
1 TBSP poppy seeds
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Slice the buns in half and place on baking sheet. (I was able to squeeze all 24 on one baking sheet) Place one piece of ham and 1/3 slice of cheese (depending on the size) on each bun.
In microwave or on stovetop, melt butter. Add brown sugar, Worchestire, mustard and poppy seeds. Spoon mixture over the top of each bun, coating with mixture. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes – do not cover!
Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm.