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Yes, it’s holiday time and we know what that means: Food!
For most of us, we have different parties we’re hosting and gatherings to attend–lots of pitch-ins and eating. Check out this easy (and yummy!) take-and-bake ham sandwich recipe. Start it the night before and then pop it in the oven 15 minutes before you’re ready to eat.
You’ll wish you had leftovers. Trust me.
Bake-n-Take Mini Ham Sandwiches
- 1 package of rolls (I like the Aunt Millie’s rolls, or King’s Hawaiian)
- 1/2-1 lb. thick-cut ham meat (deli meat or leftover meat from your holiday ham)
- 2 packages Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
- 1/2 C. butter, melted
- 3 T. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 T. spicy brown mustard
- 2 T. brown sugar
- dash of onion or garlic powder
1. Cut rolls in half. Line bottom of an ungreased baking pan with the bottom of the buns.
2. Layer buns with cheese, ham and then another slice of cheese. (You may have to do some creative cutting or tearing to get the ham and cheese the right size to fit on the buns.)
3. Place top of the bun on sandwiches.
4. Mix together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, spicy brown mustard, brown sugar and garlic or onion powder.
5. Pour sauce over the top of the sandwiches, making sure that each is covered. Cover and refrigerate for 4-24 hours to let sandwiches marinate.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tops of buns are a golden brown.
TIPS: It’s really easy to double this recipe if you need more. I would recommend doubling or tripling the “sauce” part if you are doing that.
These reheat easily if you need to pack them up for a bake-n-take and don’t have one of the great portable dish and carriers that Family of Farmers sent me. (Sorry.) Just pop them in the oven or microwave at your hosts’ home. (But I really recommend one of those portable carriers.)
Note: These really are a great way to use your leftover holiday ham!
Thanks to Family of Farmers for the cooking goodies I received for this post. Also, please take a moment to check out these awesome Indiana women farmers. (They totally rock!) Stop over and thank them for being a farmer family.
- Heather (@proudporkmom): http://www.3kidsandlotsofpigs.com/
- Jent (@plowwife): http://www.jentsfrontporch.com/
- Meggie (@megfoster): http://www.hoosierfarmbabe.com/
- Jeanette (@indianawinebabe) http://fencerowtofencerow.blogspot.com/