Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 05:30 am
These spicy celebration sliders are assembled the night before, stored in the fridge, and baked the next day when you are ready to head to your celebration!
When I told my mother-in-law, Judy, that I was working on some new recipes for sliders, she told me about these sandwiches that she makes called “Funeral Sandwiches.”
Totally intrigued by the name, I asked if they only made them for funerals. She laughed at me and said that was where she first had them but that she makes them for all occasions.
A sandwich that you can prep the night before, store in the fridge, bake off in less than 20 minutes, and is delicious, is something that I am definitely interested in. I don’t care what they’re called.
I still think a funeral sandwich is a weird name for a delicious slider, so I changed my version to Celebration Sliders. A cheerful sandwich that will be the hit of every party!
Ham, not being my favorite, I immediately thought of a new flavor profile for my sliders. Roast beef is hearty, holds it’s own against the cheese, and pairs well with horseradish. Is that perfect!! Something else I can throw in there for fun and flame…Pepper Jack cheese!
The sliders are marinated in a tangy and slightly smoky sauce overnight so I start with a bread that can hang with the marinade and not be a party pooper by getting too soggy.
Sweet dinner rolls are my bread of choice but a good potato roll will work just as well. Don’t use the hard rolls as they won’t absorb the marinade and end up too tough to eat after cooking. Don’t you love something you can prep the night before?!?!
Time to start the Celebration Sliders! Layering is the name of the game.
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Cut all your rolls in half and place the bottoms in a 9X13 baking dish. Add a smear of horseradish sauce, a layer of roast beef, copious amounts of shredded cheese, the other half of the bun, and pour your marinade over the top.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds, cover, and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. When ready to start celebrating, pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
When the cheese is nice and melted the sliders are ready to eat!
Celebration sliders are always ready to party and this holiday season is no exception. These are a must-have for your next holiday gathering!
- 18 Sweet Dinner or Potato Rolls
- 36 thin slices of roast beef
- one 8 ounce block of Kraft Natural Mozzarella Cheese
- one 8 ounce block of Kraft Natural Pepper Jack Cheese
- 8 ounces of Kraft Three Cheese Shredded Blend with Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons of Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried mustard
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 6 ounces horseradish sauce
- Shred you two blocks of Kraft cheese.
- Cut your rolls in half and lay the bottoms in a 9X13 baking dish.
- Smear a tiny amount of horseradish sauce on each roll bottom.
- Add 2 slices of roast beef to each roll bottom.
- Cover the roast beef in the shredded cheese.
- Smear the remaining horseradish sauce on the inside of the roll tops.
- Place the roll tops on each slider.
- Mix your marinade together (minus the poppy seeds) and pour over all the sliders, covering each one as close to equal as you can get.
- Sprinkle with the poppy seeds.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350F.
- Bake rolls, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Serve warm!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
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