2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 pkg Hawaiian sweet rolls, 12 rolls total
1 lb deli roast beef
12 slices Provolone cheese
1½ C french fried onions, optional
8 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 packet au jus seasoning mix, separated
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
¾ tsp dried minced garlic
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp seasoned salt, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with the 2 tablespoons of butter. Without separating the rolls, slice the package of rolls in half lengthwise.
Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish. Top with the 6 slices of the Provolone cheese, roast beef, french fried onions, remaining 6 slices of cheese and the tops of the rolls.
In a small bowl, melt 8 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Mix in 1 tablespoon of the au jus seasoning mix, Worcestershire sauce, sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, onion powder and seasoned salt, if desired. Whisk until well combined.
Top the rolls evenly with this mixture, making sure the rolls are entirely coated. (Put leftover butter mixture in the fridge to top steak or bread at another time.)
Bake the sliders, uncovered, until the cheese is gooey and the tops of the rolls are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and cut the sliders with a sharp knife.
While the sliders are baking, take the remaining au jus mixture and place in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 cups cold water and whisk. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer to allow it to slightly thicken. Serve with the sandwiches. Makes 12 servings.
Recipe and photo courtesy of chelseasmessyapron.com.