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Game Day Sliders

by elyn_ryn

These Game Day Sliders with turkey or ham are eaten warm on Hawaiian sweet rolls with melted pepper jack cheese and a buttery topping sprinkled with sesame and poppy seeds.

Super Bowl Food

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 game highlight. For music fans, the halftime show is just too short! Well, 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.

Game Day Sliders

Ham or Turkey on Your Game Day Sliders

I usually make ham and turkey sliders when I make this recipe, but it is easy to make all ham or all turkey. Just double the recipe amount of the meat you want to use. 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.

Game Day Sliders

Break Apart the Rolls

I flip the rolls upside down to get them out of the box. Then cut them horizontally to make a bottom and top. After cutting them, flip over the rolls and break them apart. Many slider recipes omit this step. But you will appreciate the rolls being separated from each other after they are heated and ready to eat.

Game Day Sliders

Add the Sauce to Game Day Sliders

Place two sheets (or a 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 roll bottoms (inside 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.

Game Day Sliders

Use Quality Cold Cuts

Then add folded thin-sliced ham or turkey to each roll. The better the quality of the cold cuts, the better the sliders will taste. I love to use Boar’s Head turkey and ham. 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! I usually use at least two cheeses, whether I make a large or small amount of these sliders. Guests get excited when you go to the trouble to give them choices.

Game Day Sliders

Brush the Top Rolls with Butter

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 drizzle any leftover butter mixture over all the rolls.

Game Day Sliders

Add Seeds to the Top of the Rolls

Sprinkle sesame seeds over all the rolls, and then sprinkle poppy seeds. They look yummy but still need heating.

Game Day Sliders

Wrap up the Aluminum Foil

Fold the aluminum foil over the rolls and seal the sides to keep the bread from drying out in the oven.

Game Day Sliders

Heat the Game Day Sliders

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

Game Day Sliders

Enjoy the Game Day Sliders

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

Game Day Sliders

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Game Day Sliders
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Game Day Sliders
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sauce
Sliders
Butter Topping
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sauce
Sliders
Butter Topping
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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.
Recipe Notes

Yield: 12 silders

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