If you've ever had Hawaiian ham sliders at a party, then you know how hard it is to not throw your face into a whole pan of these babies. They're just SO stinkin' delicious! When I first heard what was in this recipe, I was surprised at these ingredients and that they come together into something so addicting.
Here's my own real foodie version, a Hawaiian ham sliders copycat recipe that turned out JUST as dreamy if I do say so…
By the way, have you ever seen the ingredients on the “Hawaiian rolls” from the store that this recipe normally calls for? They're full of junk. They are sweeter than regular rolls, which is one reason they are so tasty, BUT the little bit of sweetener in my version of the sauce (below) gives it enough sweetness to still be super dreamy!
Hawaiian Ham Sliders Copycat Recipe
- 16 hamburger buns — we have a local baker who makes delicious fermented bread and buns so I used those this time or you could make these simple homemade buns. Even better, use the sourdough version here! You could make 28-30 slider size instead (about half the size of a regular hamburger bun).
- About 16-20 ounces sliced or shredded cheese or more if desired so it's melting all over, yum! — I like mozzarella, but others like swiss.
- 16 Ham slices or turkey if you'd rather (use more if you want to stack the meat up higher), OR just use cheese for a yummy meatless meal. If you can't find good lunch meat with no preservatives or other junk, you could buy ham from a farmer you trust and slice it thin. (If you don't have a good local source, click here for a safe online source for healthy meat and search for "ham".)
- 3/4 cup homemade mayo about 1 batch -- it's so easy to make homemade, takes less than 5 minutes! Here's the recipe for homemade mayo.
- 1 cup melted butter pastured butter is best, plus more butter for greasing the pan
- 1 teaspoon of fermented soy sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon molasses
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 bunch fresh parsley (or 2 T. dried), optional
- Butter 2 9x13 glass or stainless steel baking dishes.
- Assemble ham and cheese on the buns and place into the pans.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together, and spoon over the top. The sauce will seem a little gloopy, but it'll spread around and bake into the buns as it heats up.
- Bake about 15-20 minutes at 350* or until the cheese is all melty and the tops start to get golden and a little crispy.
Here are a couple more pictures of when I made them using my leftover sourdough dinner rolls and turkey instead of ham, sooooo tasty!!
Let me know if you try these and what you think!
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