Roast beef Hawaiian roll sliders, or more affectionately called Sandy's Sandwiches, combine butter, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds for a butter glaze that compliments these baked roast beef and cheese sandwiches. These sandwiches are a great switch up to the mustard, butter, and onion ham sandwiches everyone loves too. But these are perfect for the people who aren't crazy about mustard or onions.
These sandwiches were so easy to make. From start to finish, I made these sandwiches in 10 minutes and popped them in the oven while I ran to town to pick up kids from practice. They were perfectly baked when I got home.
Baked Roast Beef Sandwich Ingredients
As strange as this sounds, the ingredients for these sandwiches are the same flavor base as the flavors in chex mix. No joke, when the sliders were baking, it smelled like chex mix. Here are the ingredients you will need.
- Slider Rolls - Hawaiian dinner Rolls or Pepperidge Farm will work for this. I actually like the Pepperidge Farm rolls for this recipe.
- Roast Beef Deli Meat - just regular roast beef deli meat will work but you can also use pastrami. Roast beef does better if it is a little thicker cut. Avoid shaved roast beef.
- Cheese - Swiss or White American Cheese Slices is what I normally use. Switch it up and even do beef and cheddar.
- Butter - the original ham sandwich recipe uses butter so naturally so would the beef version.
- Worcestershire Sauce - Beef and Worcestershire sauce go together sort of like peanut butter and jelly.
- Garlic Powder - Love the garlic flavors in this roast beef sandwich recipe thanks to the garlic powder. Garlic salt can be substituted but then don't add salt later.
- Sesame Seeds - these sesame seeds are optional but I think they are worth it.
- Salt or Onion Salt - I like onion flavors so prefer to use onion salt. If you used garlic salt don't also use onion salt. Onion powder can be substituted.
How to Make Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches with Roast Beef
To make Sandy's sandwiches, start by melting butter in a small pan with the Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Then stir in the sesame seeds.
When the ingredients are all stirred together, use a silicone brush to brush the bottom part of the rolls in a casserole dish. Then layer the roast beef slices and cheese on top of the slider buns.
Then spread more buttery worcestershire sauce on the top of the buns and top the sliders off. Spread any remaining butter sauce over the top of the buns. Then sprinkle with onion salt or regular salt.
Bake these roast beef sandwiches for 20-25 minutes on 350°. Let them set for a few minutes before cutting and serving them.
Roast Beef Hawaiian Roll Sliders
- ½ lb Roast Beef Deli Meat
- 9 slices White American or Swiss Cheese
- 1 package Slider buns, 9 count for Hawaiian Rolls
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon onion salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Place the butter in a small pan over medium-low heat. Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and sesame seeds. Stir with a small whisk until butter is completely melted.
- Place the bottom of the buns in a casserole dish or 13X9 pan. Use a silicone brush to spread the buttery sauce over the bottom of the buns.
- Layer the roast beef and then the cheese over the bottom of the buns. Spread more buttery sauce over the inside of the top of the buns. Place on top of the cheese.
- Spread any leftover buttery sauce over the top of the buns. Sprinkle with the onion salt.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes covered in aluminum foil.