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Hot Paradise Sandwiches

Posted: June 29

Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Every bite really is a little piece of paradise! Hot Paradise Sandwiches are little wonders that taste fresh from the delicatessen, with hot ham slow-cooked in a tropical, smoky, and tangy sauce topping a fluffy kaiser roll with a steamy pineapple sauce. Melty Swiss cheese brings cheesy goodness to the already incredible equation that is Hot Paradise Sandwiches, and the results are big smiles all around. Who needs a vacation with these on your plate?


2 (20-ounce) cans of unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 1/2 pounds deli ham, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
10 slices Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese, optional
10 kaiser rolls, split


Step 1

Mix together the pineapple, onion, light brown sugar, and mustard.

Step 2

Place half of the pineapple mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker.

Step 3

Top the mixture in the slow cooker with 1/2 of the ham.

Step 4

Repeat the layers.

Step 5

Cover and cook on low until heated through, for about 3-4 hours.

Step 6

Using tongs, remove the ham from the slow cooker, leaving the pineapple mixture in the slow cooker. Keep the ham warm.

Step 7

In a large saucepan, mix the cornstarch and water together until smooth.

Step 8

Stir in the pineapple mixture.

Step 9

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 10

Reduce the heat to low.

Step 11

Simmer, uncovered, until the mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Step 12

Serve the ham, pineapple mixture, and cheese on the kaiser rolls.

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