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19 November 2019

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses. The opinions expressed here are completely my own based on my experience.

These Spicy Crack Ham and Cheese Sliders are hugely popular for parties and beware, they are addictive. My version adds just the right touch of spice.

The holidays are here my friends, and that means everyone is running around like crazy. So much extra to do, prepping for holiday meals and gatherings. That doesn’t mean our regular schedule gets any easier. Lucky for us, we have Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses to help balance things out.

With Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses, I’m able to whip together quick and easy meals that satisfy my hunger and my spicy food craving, without needing to spend a lot of time.

Like this recipe – Spicy Crack Ham and Cheese Sliders. YES!

Today I’m working with Kretschmar Hot Honey Ham and Kretschmar Baby Swiss Cheese to make the recipe, and you’re going to love it. What I love about Kretschmar is that their hams are hand trimmed and made with a unique hardwood smoking process for awesome flavor without fillers or MSG. Their cheeses repeatedly win world-wide competitions, so you know you’re getting GREAT quality.

I picked up my Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses from my local Jewel-Osco. Head on down and grab yourself some so you can make this recipe. It’s so good!

Let’s talk about how we make the best ham and cheese sliders ever, shall we?

Ingredients Need

  • 12 small dinner rolls or slider buns
  • 12 slices Kretschmar Hot Honey Ham
  • 6 slices Kretschmar Baby Swiss Cheese, halved
  • FOR THE SRIRACHA MAYO
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • FOR THE CRACK SAUCE
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon spicy chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

How to Make These Spicy Crack Ham & Cheese Sliders – the Recipe Method

MAKE THE SRIRACHA MAYO

Whisk together the mayo, sriracha, lemon juice, garlic and salt until well combined. Set aside.

Sriracha Mayo Recipe

FOR THE CRACK HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Set the bottoms of the rolls in a large baking pan and slather on the sriracha mayo.

Add to each a slice of ham. Fold the slice so it properly fits on the bun.

Top the ham with a half slice of cheese.

Add the bun tops.

FOR THE CRACK SAUCE

Whisk together the melted butter, mustard, shallot, garlic, chili flakes and Worcestershire sauce. Generously brush the mixture over the slider buns. Use it all up! Sprinkle on a few more chili flakes for good measure!

For Crispy Sliders: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheeses are nice and melty and the buns are toasted.

For Soft Sliders: Cover in aluminum foil and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheeses are nice and melty.

Serve!

NOTE: You can let the ham and cheese sliders sit for up to a day after you brush on the crack sauce. Just store the baking dish in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook. Waiting at least one hour to bake them lets the crack sauce firm up a bit and better permeate the buns.

BOOM! That’s it, my friends! Super easy, right? I love easy, especially around the holidays when my schedule is NUTS.

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Easy Meal or Party Food. What I LOVE about this recipe is that you can serve it as a quick and easy meal, or for a party situation. Make a large batch to entertain your guests. A close friend of mine makes them multiple times of year for gatherings. Everyone loves them.
  • Ham Choices. I used Kretschmar Hot Honey Ham for flavor and added heat, but you can use any of the Kretschmar ham products. Try their Black Forest Ham for a milder version, or Master’s Cut Sriracha Turkey Breast is great as well.
  • Cheese Choices. I used Kretschmar Baby Swiss cheese, as it is more traditionally used for crack ham and cheese sliders, but try their Pepper Jack, or their Habanero cheese, if you really like some extra spice.
  • Sriracha Mayo. You can make the sriracha mayo ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. I make it all the time. Check out my Sriracha Mayo recipe with extra tips and notes.

That’s it, my friends! I hope you enjoy these ham and cheese sliders. They truly are addictive. No joke. Don’t forget to head on down to your local Jewel-Osco to grab your Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses. They’re located behind the glass at the service deli as well in the deli case with pre-sliced meats and cheeses.

In fact, here is a coupon just for you!

COUPON LINK HERE

From 10/23 – 12/15 you can save $1.00 on Kretschmar Premium Deli products at Jewel-Osco using the J4U coupon. Download link expires 11/30.

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Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Crack Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Mike holding a Crack Ham and Cheese Slider
Spicy Crack Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
These spicy crack ham and cheese sliders are hugely popular for parties and beware, they are addictive. My version adds just the right touch of spice.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day, party food, recipe, sliders, spicy
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 12 small dinner rolls or slider buns
  • 12 slices Kretschmar Black Forest Ham
  • 6 slices Kretschmar Baby Swiss Cheese halved
FOR THE SRIRACHA MAYO
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt to taste
FOR THE CRACK SAUCE
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon spicy chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
MAKE THE SRIRACHA MAYO
  1. Whisk together the mayo, sriracha, lemon juice, garlic and salt until well combined. Set aside.
FOR THE CRACK HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS
  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Set the bottoms of the rolls in a large baking pan and slather on the sriracha mayo.
  3. Add to each a slice of ham. Fold the slice so it properly fits on the bun.
  4. Top the ham with a half slice of cheese.
  5. Add the bun tops.
FOR THE CRACK SAUCE
  1. Whisk together the melted butter, mustard, shallot, garlic, chili flakes and Worcestershire sauce. Generously brush the mixture over the slider buns. Use it all up! Sprinkle on a few more chili flakes for good measure!
  2. For Crispy Sliders: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheeses are nice and melty and the buns are toasted.
  3. For Soft Sliders: Cover in aluminum foil and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cheeses are nice and melty.
  4. Serve!
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can let the ham and cheese sliders sit for up to a day after you brush on the crack sauce. Just store the baking dish in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook. Waiting at least one hour to bake them lets the crack sauce firm up a bit and better permeate the buns.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Crack Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 437IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks amazing and incredibly delicious! Even though I don’t think I’ll be able to find Kretschmar products here in Hong Kong, I can’t wait to try these with whatever brand of good quality ham and cheese I can get at my local supermarket. 🙂 By the way, that Crack Sauce looks BOMB! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Lavina! I appreciate it! Yeah, this crack sauce is very addictive! Haha, beware!

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