Quick, easy-to-make tin foil ham and cheese sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner while you’re camping, or even a fun backyard picnic.
My friend and fellow Utah food blogger, Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite , just released a fun new cookbook, Foiled!: Easy, Tasty Tin Foil Meals. If you’re a camper and love making tin foil dinners, you need to add this fun new cookbook to your collection.
But you don’t have to go camping to make the meals, Jessica also gives tips on how to cook the tin foil meals at home in the oven or on the barbecue.
My daughter and grandsons were visiting at lunch time last week, so I got the whole family involved in putting the sandwiches together. Then I put them on the grill to cook and we had a fun picnic in the backyard.
The sandwich is super simple to throw together. We really like the sweetness the butter sauce gave the sandwich, so don’t be afraid to use it all. The rolls get toasted on the grill and the cheese melts to the foil a little bit, so you get those crispy, tasty cheese bits on the foil that you can’t resist picking off.
Tin Foil Ham And Cheese Sandwiches
- 1 lb. ham slices
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- 12 slices Swiss or provolone cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I used honey mustard)
- 1 tablespoon dried onion
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Prepare 6 sheets of foil 12 inches long.
Build your sandwiches by dividing the ham between the rolls with 1 slice of cheese on each. Place 2 sandwiches onto each piece of foil.
Whisk together the butter, mustard, onion and brown sugar. Pour evenly over the sandwiches.
Fold the sides of each packet up and seal closed. Place on warm coals, turn frequent, and cook 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted. (I cook mine on the grill on low heat.)
In addition to the lunch and dinner recipes in Foiled Jessica also includes recipes for side dishes, breakfasts, and of course my favorite desserts!