Roast beef and Swiss sliders on Hawaiian rolls are definitely a crowd pleaser. Make sure to bake up at least 2 pans for the big game.
This week is all about game day foods. You know the big football game is this weekend right? Well I’ve got a couple of really easy recipes for you to make that will feed a crowd and everyone will love.
Today’s roast beef and Swiss sliders are a take off on the traditional ham and cheese sliders that have been all over the internet. These sandwiches are so easy to make. They only take a few minutes to put together and you’ve got a game day eat that’s sure to please.
My absolute favorite part of these sandwiches are the Hawaiian rolls. I love the sweetness of the bread combined with the rich filling of the sandwich. I could eat those rolls by the bagful. No shame! So I only buy them when I’m making something with them. If I kept them in the house they’d be gone the same day I brought them home. Sometimes I have absolutely no self control. It’s the same thing with potato chips.
Because there’s so few ingredients to these sliders, make sure you use the best tasting ingredients. It really makes a difference in the taste of the slider.
The pièce de résistance is the sauce you pour over top of the sliders before you bake them. It almost makes them taste like a Hawaiian roll everything bagel. How great is that? You’ve got stuff like butter, garlic powder, poppy seeds and sesame seeds (to name just a few of the ingredients), and since you pour this over the top of the sandwiches, it gets all over the tops and soaks into the bottoms. YUM!
So without further tempting you…here is the recipe for the roast beef and Swiss sliders. You might need to make more than 2 pans of these. Just sayin’.
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- 12 slices roast beef
- 12 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 2.8 ounce can fried onions
- for the sauce
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut rolls in half and lay bottom half of rolls into a 9"x13" pan. Set roll tops aside.
- Fold slice of roast beef in half, to fit onto roll, and place it on the roll. Top with slice of cheese. Repeat these steps for remainder of rolls.
- Sprinkle fried onions over top of the cheese topped rolls. You can use as little or as much of the onions as you like. I used about half of the container.
- Place the roll tops onto the rolls in the pan.
- for the sauce
- Melt the butter in a glass measuring cup and stir in the remaining sauce ingredients.
- Once everything is thoroughly mixed, slowly pour the sauce over top of all of the rolls. You should have enough sauce that you can pour over each of the rolls twice.
- Cover the pan with foil and slide into the oven to bake for 8 minutes.
- Remove the foil and cook for another 3-4 minutes (until the cheese has slightly melted).
- Remove from oven and serve.
- It's easier to serve these if you cut them apart. You can leave them in the pan as you cut them.