February 08, 2011

A Really Really, Simple and Good Hot Sandwich Recipe

This recipe was in the newspaper and my mom gave it a try and our family loved it.  That was 40 years ago. 

Here is the original recipe:

1/2 lb. chopped or diced ham
1/2 lb. cubed velveeta cheese
1/3 cup minced onion
3 tablespoons Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 tablespoon Chili Sauce
Hamburger Buns

Put the ham, cheese and onion in a bowl.  Add the Miracle Whip and chili sauce and stir.  Spoon mixture onto hamburger buns and then individually wrap in foil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Here are my variations:

Instead of chili sauce I have used catsup or a little (not so spicey) barbecue sauce and stirred it into the Miracle Whip.  I have also reduced the amount of Velveeta to a 2 parts ham and 1 part cheese as my husband prefers it not being so cheesey.  I have also substituted american cheese slices for the Velveeta.  I have substituted cubed turkey for the ham and it has been equally good.

This is one of those recipes in which you can use up leftovers from the holidays along with trying to use up a couple of cheese slices along with some almost stale hamburger buns. 

When these are baked and the ham is hot and the cheese has melted, the flavors of the sauce with both of these is incredibly good.  This is perfect for a hot Saturday lunch with the family.  Any leftovers I put in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.


Kris Watson said...

Now you have done it ! I am not spending any money this month, and now I am craving this ! March 1, watch out !!!

I have also had it made with just smoked sausage and Velveeta, run through a grinder to make a spread, then broiled open face on a sandwich roll.

See what you made me think of !!!!

Martha said...

Sorry about that Kris. Well, you will have to put that on your list of things you will want to have to eat in March!