The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away and we are giving you a jump start this morning in our What's Cookin'? segment.  Patty Millay is throwing on her apron (and helmet) and serving up Savory and Sweet Super Bowl Sandwiches:  Roast Beast Sliders and Funeral Rolls.  Check 'em out!

A message from Patty:
When I first found these recipes, I thought they were too simple and too similar, but something kept bringing me back to these. I am a firm believer in KISS food (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) so I decided to try these last week and I am SO GLAD that I did!  These sandwiches have very different flavors and were a huge hit with the football crew!
Photo by Patty Millay
Photo by Patty Millay
The Roast Beast Sliders (Roast Beef - obviously named by a fan of Dr. Seuss)  are so savory and the Swiss has just enough tang to compliment the Worcestershire sauce.  The Funeral Rolls pack a sweet heat between the buttery goodness of the Hawaiian rolls and the kick of the pepper cheese.  These are  quick and simple to make but totally different in flavor and presentation.
I served these with side condiments of mayonnaise, yellow mustard and spicy Dijon mustard.  I recommend bread and butter pickle slices for the Roast Beast Sliders and dill slices for the Funeral Rolls.  You can feed a hungry crowd and they will cheer your efforts!
8 wheat Kaiser rolls
2 lbs sliced roast beef
8 slices of Swiss cheese
1/2 cup of real butter
5 Tbls  Worcestershire sauce
2 -12 packages of sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls (White or Wheat)
2 lbs of Virginia baked ham
12 slices Monterey Jack Pepper cheese
1 stick of real butter
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp sesame seeds (or poppy seeds)
You will need two 9 x 13 pans. Place the bottoms of rolls in each pan. Top each with the meat (about 2 shaved slices).  Cut the cheese slices into 4 parts and place 2-3 small pieces on each sandwich then top with the other half of the roll.
Mix the melted butter with the Worcestershire sauce (add spices last for the Funeral Rolls) then brush the melted mixture over the sandwiches. It's recommended to cover your dish and let them sit in fridge to chill for an hour or so (or even over night).  I had guests on the way and just let mine sit on the counter for about an hour and baked them right away - they came out great!
I topped my sandwiches with a pinch of salt and a quick grind of fresh pepper (sesame seeds on the Funeral Rolls) just before baking....that little bit of seasoning kicks up the flavor just right.  Bake at 275* for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. They are great hot or at room temperature.
If you happen to have left overs, they save beautifully!  Just cover in an airtight container and refrigerate.  They reheat in the microwave in 30 seconds and are good cold too!

For more recipes from Patty Millay, check her blog What's for Dinner with Patty!  And stay tuned to The CB Radio Show.  Patty will be with us once a month with a new tasty recipe for you to try!

What's Cookin'? is sponsored each week by Murphy Appliance Company in Owensboro!


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