Game Day Sliders

by elyn_ryn

The Super Bowl doesn’t always live up to the pre-game hype. For the fans of the losing team, the anticipated commercials might be the highlight of the game. For music fans, the halftime show is just too short! Well, don’t tell anyone but I think the food is the star of the show. Even if the game, the commercials, and the halftime show don’t live up to expectations, there is always delicious food. From sliders to themed desserts, Super Bowl food is creative, fun, and delicious.

I’m going to give you my recipe for ham and turkey sliders. I usually make both but it is easy to make just ham or just turkey if you have a preference. Just double the recipe amount of the one meat you want to use and omit the other from your shopping list. This kind of slider is always delicious, but this recipe adds a few details that make it different from other recipes. First, start with Hawaiian sweet bread.

I like to flip the rolls upside down to get them out of the box. Then cut them horizontally to make a bottom and top.

Flip over the rolls and break them apart from each other. Many slider recipes omit this step. But you will appreciate the rolls being separated from each other when they are ready to serve because they won’t be crushed when you try to pull them apart, and everyone won’t have their hands all over the rolls as they try to separate them!

Place two sheets or a very wide sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. The foil should be large enough to wrap up the sliders for baking. In the middle of the foil, place the bottom half of the rolls face up. Next, mix the sauce.

This sauce has hot chili pepper and a sweet sauce. Mixed with mayonnaise, it adds a perfect touch. Spread the sauce all over the bottom half of the rolls.

Then add folded thin-sliced ham or turkey to each roll using quality meats. Cut the cheese slices into quarters and place a quarter piece on each roll. These rolls have swiss cheese on half and pepper jack on the other half. Both types of cheese are delicious on these sliders. Cheddar and American cheese are also delicious! Whether I make a large amount of these sliders or a small amount, I always use at least two cheeses. Guests get excited when you go to the trouble to give them choices.

Place the top of the rolls on the finished sliders. Then make and brush on the butter mixture. Brush the top and the outer sides and then drizzle any leftover butter mixture over all the rolls.

Sprinkle sesame seeds over all the rolls and then sprinkle poppy seeds. They look yummy!

Wrap the rolls in the aluminum foil.

Bake 10 minutes. Then remove the aluminum foil from the top of the rolls and bake an additional 2 or 3 minutes to brown the top.

Buttery and delicious, these sliders are so soft that they melt in your mouth. The Hawaiian rolls add just the right amount of sweetness, and the spicy sauce adds extra flavor without overwhelming the other ingredients.

It is hard to eat just one. Or two!

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Game Day Sliders
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
sliders
Ingredients
Sauce
Sliders
Butter Topping
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
sliders
Ingredients
Sauce
Sliders
Butter Topping
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and sweet chili sauce and stir to combine. Set aside.
Sliders
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally to make a top and a bottom. Pull each roll apart from the others to make serving easier after cooking.
  3. Place 2 long sheets of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. You need enough foil to completely wrap the sliders for baking. Place the bottom half of the rolls together in the middle of the foil. Spread the sauce evenly on each roll. Add a folded slice of turkey to 6 rolls and a folded slice of ham to the other 6 rolls. Place a quarter slice of pepper jack cheese on 6 rolls. Place a quarter slice of Swiss cheese on the other 6 rolls. It does not matter which cheese goes with which meat. Add the top roll to each slider.
Butter Topping
  1. Melt the butter and then add the onion powder, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire. Whisk together. Use a brush to cover the entire top and sides of the sliders with the butter mixture. Drizzle any leftover butter on the sliders. Sprinkle the sliders with the poppy seeds and then the sesame seeds.
  2. Cover the sliders with the aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Pull back the foil to expose the sliders. Bake uncovered for 2 more minutes. Serve warm.

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