I like to serve casual food for informal get-togethers… especially for watching the game… so I have this terrific idea for you just in time for the March Madness Finals… I’ve previously posted two mini party sandwich recipes… Mini Ham and Swiss Party Sandwiches and Italian Mini Party Sandwiches.
These Southwestern Mini Sandwiches have a little kick to them… how much kick they have is up to you. They’re tasty and add a nice variety to any sandwich platter.
Prices for those mini subs platters or the large one that is just sliced have become pretty expensive… you can make these for a fraction of the cost… and they will be a hit… perfect finger food.. these will be a great accent to the Ham and Cheese Minis… you can serve it with a Mexican Layered Dip and some tortilla chips… a really nice spin on the ordinary sandwich.
I used fresh salsa for these sandwiches.. you can use the jarred variety if you prefer…
I mentioned earlier the sandwiches had a little kick to them… well some of the heat is from the salsa depending on which one you make or purchase… and I used Pepper Jack cheese… there are two layers of cheese in these little babies… and I was surprised at the bite it had… I used Medium Salsa and a regular sliced Pepper Jack cheese from Sargento. If you prefer foods without a definite bite just some.. replace one of the layers of cheese with cheddar or just a plain Monterey Jack cheese.
I used completely baked dinner rolls instead of the Brown n Serve rolls I used when I made the Ham and Swiss Minis… both methods worked well… although I did like handling the completely baked dinner rolls better.
The bag of rolls I used had 12 rolls in it… I recommend you work with 6 at a time and try and keep them together ..it will be easier to handle them.
You can easily make six of one type and six of another for a variety.
I used an 11x7 baking pan.. use a pan that will nestle the buns together so the tops won’t slide off.
You will need to lay a piece of foil over the top of the buns so the heat of the oven won’t scorch the buns… you only need the heat to melt the cheese.
I figure 2-3 small buns per person… 3 for bigger eaters.
These are terrific party sandwiches…I hope you enjoy them!
Recipe: Southwestern Mini Party Sandwiches
All you need:
1 pkg. (12 count) dinner rolls
12 slices of Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese
10-12 slices deli Smoked Turkey, thin sliced
Sliced black olives
All you need to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Work with 6 rolls at a time.
Slice the dinner rolls horizontally.
Spread a generous amount of salsa on the cut side of the roll in 6 little mounds for each of the rolls.
Put a few slices of olives on each mound.
Lay 3 slices of cheese on top of the salsa and olives… do not overlap very much… you may have to cut a cheese slices in half.
Lay slices of smoked turkey on top of the cheese, enough to cover the cheese.
Do another layer of cheese over the smoked turkey.
Put a little more salsa on top of the cheese.
Add a few slices of black olive to each mound of salsa.
Place the top of the buns on the base.
Place in a baking pan.
Repeat with the second set of 6 rolls.
Lay a piece of foil over the buns and bake for about 5-10 minutes …keep an eye on them… you only need the cheese to melt.
Remove from the oven and remove the sandwiches from the baking pan… use a spatula to keep the sandwiches intact.
Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the buns apart.
Serve warm or cold.
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