Hot Ham Dips (Au Jus Ham Sandwiches)

We had these sandwiches for lunch yesterday, and we are having them again today.  They are SO good!  I had some pretzel slider buns leftover from the Kalua Pork and decided to use them up on these Hot Ham Dips. 
These sandwiches are a twist on my favorite sandwich, a French Dip.  I switched out the roast beef for ham and added some cheddar cheese.  I dipped the ham in some beef consommé for the “dip” part of the sandwich.  I also brushed the rolls with garlic butter and broiled the cheese.  The flavor was fantastic!  We both absolutely loved these sandwiches!  
This was a simple and delicious lunch and would be great for dinner too!


Hot Ham Dips
(Printable Recipe)

1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 tsp garlic powder
6 pretzel slider buns or 4 ciabatta rolls, split
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound thinly sliced ham
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef consommé or beef broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder

In a small bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add 1 tsp garlic powder.

Place rolls on a baking sheet; brush cut sides with garlic butter. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

In a large saucepan, combine broth consommé and 1/2 tsp garlic powder; bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.  Place ham into beef consommé and garlic. Heat ham for 30-60 seconds, until slightly warm.  Using tongs, place ham on rolls. Serve sandwiches with remaining broth for dipping.

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Comments

  1. I've had this recipe saved to try since the day you posted it. I just got around to making it tonight and it was a hit! Hubs says this is one of his new favorite sandwiches. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Just made these tonight for the kiddies. And it was a good night once again! Your a great cook! And I always try to come and comment on how delicious everything turns out. So happy I found your blog!! My kids are happy too.

  3. French Dip sammies are one of my faves, but my kids would probably like ham even better. Must try this soon!

  4. These sound amazing. Just curious- did you use any particular type of ham from the deli. Nowadays there are some many variations on ham and turkey I never know what to buy!

  5. You are so creative ! Do you think you could create this same idea, only make it an Hawaiian sandwich with a pineapple dipping sauce? Thank you for your blog. I am sorry I haven't sent kudos before now.

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