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Before we get into the deliciousness of these ham and cheese sandwiches, we want to let all our Blended Kitcheners know that we haven’t gotten lazy with our lack of posts. Cindy is recovering from ankle surgery and will be laid up until spring. Lindsey is preparing to go to New York for the Super Bowl for work (and a little play), and then she will probably be laid up until spring too – HA! But never fear, we knew this hiccup was coming and have been cooking throughout the fall and into winter to keep the new recipes coming – and boy are they GOOD! In the meantime, to celebrate Lindsey’s partying at “working” the Super Bowl, we decided to re-post a past Super Bowl blog favorite AND family favorite that dates back 30 years!

Hammie Sammies
When asked for our favorite Super Bowl recipes, Cindy immediately thinks of these oven-baked ham sandwiches. They bring back warm memories of her childhood and are the perfect sandwich for Super Bowl Sunday. The gooey, melty cheese, the butter and the warm yellow rolls take these ham sandwiches from childhood treat to football fanatic food.

Bake a ton of these sandwiches, they’ll fly off the platter! Our recipe makes about 15 sammies, but you can increase or decrease it to accommodate your needs.

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hammie sammie ingredientsSimple ingredients combine to make these sandwiches the MVP of Superbowl Sunday. Make sure to buy high quality ham from the deli, not just the processed stuff you find in lunchables.

hammie sammie add mustard to sauceSauté onions in butter. Once onions are tender, add mustard to the mix.

hammie sammies sauceStir in the mustard to create a tangy, buttery sauce.

spread butter and mustard on rollsSpread the sauce onto sandwich rolls.

put cheese on bunsPlace a slice of cheese on each bun. We used two different cheeses: American and Swiss.

hammie sammies pre ovenPile on the ham and assemble the sandwiches. Wrap each sandwich in separate pieces of foil. If you want to tell which sandwich has which type of cheese on it, it can help to wrap one type with the shiny side of the foil out and the other with the matte side of the foil out.

hammie sammie in foil post ovenBake the sammies for 20 minutes at 350°, until cheese gets gooey and melty, then dig in!

Here’s the recipe:
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds good quality ham sliced thin for sandwiches. You can buy this from the deli of your grocery store. Don’t go with maple, mesquite or flavored hams, just stick to the classic ham for the best results.
Slices of American and Swiss cheese (or whatever kind of cheese you like! Pepperjack is also fabulous on these!)
3/4 stick butter
1 small onion, chopped small
1 1/2 tbsp of yellow mustard
15 half-size rolls (we found ours at our local Schnucks)

Directions
Melt butter and add onions until softened. Then add mustard and stir together.

When mixed together and warm, spread mustard, onion and butter mixture on the bread.

Top buns with ham and cheese. Wrap in foil and bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven°.

hammie sammies plated post ovenNom. nom. nom.