Truth be known these handy ham-cheese sliders are most often called Funeral Rolls in the South. That’s because they’re perfect for feeding a crowd, quick to make when needed, and heavenly to share. The yummy little flavor bombs not only comfort the grieving, they enhance picnics, church carry-ins, reunions, and tailgate and block parties.
15 Minute Prep Time
It all starts with Hawaiian rolls, sliced through the middle, and loaded up with deli ham and Swiss cheese. The taste punch comes from the glaze made of butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, brown sugar and onion powder that’s poured atop the rolls before baking. To forgo any chance of sogginess, use real butter—-margarine has a high moisture content.
Best of all, the sliders can be made ahead. Just wrap the prepared dish in foil and refrigerate for several hours or, preferably, overnight before baking.
If need be, you can keep the sandwiches warm in a Crock-pot. For variety, try subbing deli turkey and Provolone for the ham and Swiss.
- 1 (12-roll package) Hawaiian sweet rolls
- 1/2 lb. thinly sliced deli ham
- 1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup real butter, melted
- 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbs. Dijon style mustard
- 2 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice rolls in half and place in the bottom of baking dish.
Layer each roll with ham and cheese evenly.
In a medium size bowl, combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder.
Brush inside of sandwich with sauce. Place the tops on the rolls and brush more sauce evenly on sandwiches, allowing sauce to drips down the sides. Add a sprinkle of poppy seeds, if desired.
Cover with foil and refrigerate a several hours—-preferably overnight. Or bake immediately, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. (If baking chilled, cover with foil the first 10 minutes of baking and uncovered last 10 minutes.)