Monday, November 7, 2011

Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches



Looks good, doesn't it? I came across this recipe while surfing my newest obsession...Pintrest. I absolutely LOVE King's Hawaiian bread. My parents used to buy it every now and again when I was younger. It was really hard to find for awhile, but now it seems to be pretty much everywhere. Publix carries all their King's breads in the bakery section, not with the regular bread (I love their Hamburger rolls as well...SO good with a big juicy burger!).

I'm not a huge Swiss fan, but when I saw the photo for these, I couldn't pass them up. I made them this past Saturday for lunch. It was perfect for the three of us. Out of the 12 little sandwiches that were made, only 3 were left...I'm telling you, they're tasty. Of course if you're dead-set against Swiss you could always put together a different combo. The main thing is the use of the Hawaiian bread, and the Dijon onion sauce.

Ok guys...just thought I'd share this yummy little snack/lunch/lazy dinner idea. I'm sure I'll be back with more yummy recipes I found on Pintrest...I have a whole Board dedicated to good-looking food!

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'Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches'

Ingredients

1 12 pack of King's Hawaiian Original Rolls
1 lb. deli ham, shaved
1 lb. Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 teaspoons of poppy seeds 
1 onion, chopped

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350. Melt butter and mix in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion and poppy seed. Simmer for several minutes.

2. Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves in tact).

3. In a greased 9x13 pan, place bottom half of rolls and spread 1/3 of the onion mixture over the bottom of the rolls followed by the ham and cheese.

4. Replace the tops of the rolls and spread the remaining onion mixture over top. 

5. Cover and bake for 15-20 minutes and, once finished, separate for serving.





67 comments:

  1. FYI,your blog is very hard to read with the pink color on the words .Thanks for posting this I plane to try it

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  2. Yeah, the background used to be white, so the red lettering stood out, but then I unexpectedly had to change my whole background a couple months ago. All my new posts are in white lettering, and I changed many of my past posts, but mainly just the most popular. It was very time consuming to go into each individual post to change the font color, especially for posts that rarely get viewed.

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  3. If you scroll through the red lettering with your mouse, it makes white background with blue lettering and is very easy to read, and only takes a second. I've used that method on many sites and it's just a handy think to know.

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  4. What did you serve with the sandwiches?

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  5. Nothing. Since I made these for lunch, and it was only the three of us, the 12 sandwiches were plenty on their own.

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  6. i feel like some cheese on top with the onion mix would just pull it all together. :)

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  7. Yes! If you try that, let me know how it is!

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  8. These are great! I made a summer salad of corn, tomato, purple onion, cilantro, and tossed it with an Italian vinnegrette! It paired great! Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Just had to say hi because I found this on Pinterest and put the ingredients on my shopping list. Thanks!!

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  10. Making this tonight looks so yummy

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  11. I'm making this for my bunco group tonight...can't wait to try it!

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  12. I've had this recipe for years, although we always put the onion/mustard mix on the inside with the swiss and ham then wrapped them all in foil and put them in the oven. MUCH less messy if I do say so myself. Just a thought and yes, these are absolutely amazing!!!! :)

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  13. We don't like Dijon, any suggestions on something else u could use?

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  14. @KittenKC- I think that's how the author meant to do it, too. She says to put it on the bottom of the rolls, but I think she meant on TOP of the bottom HALF of the rolls, it was just worded weird, lol. They would definitely be a mess if done underneath the rolls!

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  15. Also, King's makes a "sub" bun-style roll now so that's what I bought for this recipe b/c it's pre-sliced, yet all "stuck together" like the rolls are, so it was convenient.

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  16. Shannon...How about Honey Mustard? That might work!

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  17. I found this on Pinterest - it's great. Believe pickles would be a nice addition (stacker-style).

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  18. This looks so good! Will be trying soon and thanks for sharing. allbetweenfriends.com

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  19. These look extremely tasty. We always have a large crowd for the 4th of July, and I think these would make a perfect addition! Although, I won't be waiting until then to try. :D Thank you!

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  20. Just a suggestion, for those who think dijon mustard is a little too strong of taste. I found that adding honey to the mixture tones down the stout taste of the mustard without compromising flavor, plus it adds a wonderfully sweet taste that compliments the sandwiches perfectly. Also along with the swiss chees I added colby jack on top, all I can say is yummy!

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  21. Trying this today to feed a shop full of soldiers. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  22. We make these with cheese and onion that we chop in food processor & then simply top with poppyseed dressing.

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  23. These sound great. Any suggestions for how to adapt for a tailgate party. No oven will be available.

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    1. Will you have a grill? You could double wrap them in foil and place right on the grate. Sounds great for a chilly football game.

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  24. I just made these they are in the oven. Just checking do you really use a lb of cheese?

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    1. I use about 6 slices of pre-cut swiss cheese and break them in half to put on the sandwich. I definitely use a pound of ham though.

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  25. I usually buy a package of sliced Swiss Cheese...either Kraft or Sargento, whichever is cheaper...and it's about 7 oz. I do use pretty much the whole package, but no, I've never gone to the deli and asked for a pound of Swiss cheese slices. That's how the original recipe is posted on the Kings Hawaiian site, but it seemed a bit...excessive to me :)

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  26. good morning! I'm up bright and early to make these for a potluck at work!

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  27. Making tonight for dinner!! Unsure about the butter mixture on top of the buns..... Doesnt that get messy?

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  28. Yeah, it can definitely get messy when you're eating it, but we didn't mind :)

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  29. This person is stealing your content and images.

    http://bestestrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/09/hawaiian-baked-ham-and-swiss-sandwiches.html

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  30. Well, I was about to get all ghetto-fabulous on their ass, but at the bottom of the recipe it says From:...with a link to my page, so it's cool. As long as people credit my site or link back to the original post or home page, I don't mind people using my pictures. No credit, then we have a problem. Thanks for the heads up though!

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  31. Hi Mercedes, my name is Maria. This is an amazing recipe. I love all your recipes so much that I tried this one and added to my blog, but giving the link to here, as the original source, as I always do with everything I publish. Thank you very much for your time and kind consideration and for the excellent recipes you bring to us.

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  32. Hey Maria, no problem! As I said, as long as credit is given, I'm totally cool with it. I myself get the majority of my recipes from other bloggers, and I wouldn't dream of not crediting them. I always take my own photos, but that's mainly because I love taking pictures of food (weird, I know). I've come across a few blogs like yours where people share recipes (including the pictures) that they've come across online, and as long as there's a link back, I don't see any harm in it.

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  33. Thanks Mercedes, do not worry about that, I always put more than one link towards the original source. And I will be here to drop some comments if you allow me that.

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  34. This is by far my favorite recipe. My mother-inlaw introduced this to me 9yrs ago on Christmas morning and has been a tradition in my husbands family for generations. Every year I say I dont want anything for Christmas but ham/cheese rolls. She brings us 2pans full every year and I am happy girl. Everybody should try this & I'm sure your kids will remember this for years to come!!

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  35. I just made these and I loved everything about them except I felt it had too much butter in the recipe. Next time I'll add more to the inside and less to the top so it can get more toasted in the oven. Other than that this is a KEEPER of a recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!! =)

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  36. I have to say, these are a CROWD PLEASER! I have made them several times... super easy, super delicious, and filling. I'm making them as we speak AGAIN tonight for our Halloween party... not very "scary" but they're damn good! Thanks!

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  39. I wonder how these would be with Turkey instead of ham. I'm thinking these would be awesome at our next family gathering but we have a whole branch of people that don't eat pork. I'm thinking Im going to try it any how but just thought I would ask someone who had already tasted it!

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  40. I was wondering if anyone has tried making these ahead of time, like the night before? I worry the buns would get soggy. :(

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  41. I have to bring a breakfast item for MOPS and was wondering if anyone has tried to do these breakfast style? Maybe adding cooked eggs? Or cooked mushrooms?

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  42. Reminds me of a Cuban sandwich without the pork. I'm going to make this for my kids with a 1/4 tsp of Cumin in the butter mix (less butter), diced garlic and dill pickle chips.

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  43. I just made these for lunch...very yummy! They have the rolls in 4 packs now & that's what I used...perfect for 1-2 for lunch. I got 1/2 lb of ham & didn't use it all & only 2 slices of cheese. Didn't have poppy seeds so I left those out. Only used about half of one slice of onion because I'm not a big onion fan. Didn't have dijon, but I had some spicy brown mustard & it was good too. I know, I know...I hate those people on allrecipes.com that rattle on & on about how they changed the recipe & didn't like it..lol, but I was just letting everyone know that a few simple subs shouldn't affect it too much...use what ya like! I cut the sauce part by 1/3 since I was only doing 4...I was worried about the worcestershire because I'm not a huge fan of it, but it was the PERFECT amount & was not overpowering, but it was definitely what gave the sandwich it's great flavor. Our oven is a little screwy & I had toasted them by 14 min because I was busy with other things, so make sure you watch them closely! Great recipe...I'd make them again for something different. great hot sandwich.

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  44. These are super easy. Making them again tonight and serving them with white cheddar and cauliflower soup!

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  45. I have been making these for many years. I use dehydrated onions, 1 T of dijon and not so much butter with the poppy seeds...and just brush it all over the top, foil it up and bake. Delish.

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  46. Made this last night and it was a great hit. Everyone LOVED the sandwich, thank you for sharing! :]

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  47. sounds great, is it 1.5 sticks of butter or 1/2 stick? I get so confused! LOL

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    1. Hey Mark! It's 1.5 sticks of butter :)

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  48. Hey Mercedes. Thanks for the recipe! I just made them and they were a huge hit. I only used 3/4 stick of butter and 1/2 pound of cheese to try to cut down the calories a bit and they were still delicious!

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  49. Do you think no onion and sesame seeds instead of poppy would be good?

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    1. Leaving off the onion would be totally fine, but I'm not sure about the sesame seeds. Personally I'm not a huge fan of them, so my opinion may be a little skewed by that, but you can always try putting them on just half, to see if you like it!

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  50. What can you replace the onions with? My husband will not eat anything onion.. Please help these look so good.

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    1. Well, you could either skip the onions altogether and make it as is, OR, you could try some garlic instead. Just chop up a couple cloves and use that in place of the onion. I've never made it that way, so I'm not sure how much to use (I imagine a little would go a long way), but you could always try it!

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  51. Thank you for sharing this post. This really looks so delectable and I think grated cheese toppings will really work well on it. I am absolutely trying it out this weekend. Surely, other readers who are looking for fresh ideas on preparing their food and even restaurant Fort Lauderdale providers will be delighted with this post of yours. I know the kids are going to love it. Again, thank you for sharing.

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  52. I wonder how canned sliced pineapple added in would do?

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    1. I put pineapples in ours tonight and it was AH-MAZING. The pineapple is what got my 3 year old to eat them :)

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    2. I did make them. With sliced pineapple and a big old picnic ham I had cook in the crock pot with just brown sugar and pineapple. My husband ask me to please do them again but double it so that he could freeze them and put them out for lunch. They were great! This time I will put ALL the onion inside though. It wasn't we didn't like them on top it just was a little messy and we would prefer them inside.

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  53. I did make them. With sliced pineapple and a big old picnic ham I had cook in the crock pot with just brown sugar and pineapple. My husband ask me to please do them again but double it so that he could freeze them and put them out for lunch. They were great! This time I will put ALL the onion inside though. It wasn't we didn't like them on top it just was a little messy and we would prefer them inside.

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    1. We don't like the onions on the outside, either, but I made the mistake of not putting anything on top.....your bun top becomes rock hard! Make sure you at least brush the bun tops with butter or olive oil (I prefer the sauted mixture). Also, it helps to put tin foil loosely on the top until the last 5-10 min of cooking.

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  54. Does anyone know where I could buy these buns in Edmonton,Alberta,Canada? Is there another type of bun I could use?

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  55. Anyone made these and then freeze them. I am thinking about making them for a meal swap. I am worried they will get soggy... any advice would be appreciated.

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  56. I am thinking about freezing them too - any advice or words of wisdom?

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  57. Yum !!!! This looks and sounds totally cool !!! I'm sure finding half the stuff u mentioned above is going to be literally impossible here in India

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  58. These look extremely tasty. We always have a large crowd for the 4th of July, and I think these would make a perfect addition! Although, I won't be waiting until then to try. :D Thank you!

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