Ham & Cheese Sliders

This recipe captured my kids’ attention at a potluck.  The loved them!  I made a few changes, like eliminating the brown sugar and substituting swiss cheese, and I now include them in my Power Cooking classes as well as in some of our family’s special occasions.  They’re a fun recipe to have on-hand for munching when company comes or even on family movie nights.

If well-wrapped, the freeze quite nicely–especially if used within a month or so.

¾ c. melted butter
1 ½ T. Dijon mustard
1 ½ T. Worcestershire sauce
1T. poppy seeds
1 T. dried, minced onion
12 slider buns OR mini Hawaaian-type rolls
1 lb. thinly-sliced ham
2-3 c. grated Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9×13” baking dish.
In small bowl, combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and dried onion.

Separate tops from bottoms of buns, placing the bottoms in prepared baking dish. Top evenly with ham and cheese. Place bun tops over ham and cheese. Pour sauce evenly over rolls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted.


Fun Dip

This dip ROCKS!  You can even bake it in a bread bowl or in a loaf of Italian bread that’s had its middle scooped out.  I think it’s easier (though probably not as fun) to bake it in a dish and then provide yummy dippers.  That way, too, you don’t have to worry about leftover soggy bread if it doesn’t get eaten.

2 (8-oz. pkgs.) cream cheese, softened
1 c. sour cream
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 c. ham, diced
1 4-oz. can diced green chiles, drained
1/4 c. green onions, sliced

Dippers:  corn chips, bread cubes, oven-fried potatoes, steamed broccoli & cauliflower

Combine first 5 ingredients and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Top with green onions, and serve with yummy stuff.