I make it a habit to periodically clean out my freezer and while doing so the other day, I came across a package of Hickory Smoked Boneless Ham Steaks. They come three in a package at good ole Costco and I always freeze a couple of them. They are so good just heated in a frying pan with pineapple slices, a bit of brown sugar and some cloves. I simply put the lid on and more or less steam the ham until it heats through.
The other day I thought I would try something different so I went online and found a recipe that appealed to me. While reading the directions, I thought of a ham sandwich crumbled up and baked because along with the ham, it has mayo, tomatoes, cheese, and bread crumbs. Same ingredients of a sandwich, but of course prepared differently. It comes from Food.com and they called it “Tomato, Ham and Cheese Bake”. Surprise! It was very tasty although a bit dry with what I thought was too many breadcrumbs. Or my bread might have been too crusty. I used a loaf of Rosemary bread which doesn’t crumble real fine. Here’s the link to the recipe, which I halved.
Preheat the oven to 375.
I started by crumbling my bread in the Cuisinart food processor to make 3 cups. I love doing that. I mixed those with the cheese and melted butter. I used ¾ cups of shredded Parmesan because I didn’t have enough Cheddar. I mixed the two together to make 1-1/2 cups.
Then I sliced up 4 tomatoes - the full recipe calls for 8 - and lined my greased dish with half of them.
I used 2 Tablespoons of Miracle Whip instead of 4 to mix with the ham along with 2 teaspoons of dry parsley although the recipes calls for Mayonnaise and fresh parsley which I didn't have.
Combine the ham, mayo and parsley in a bowl before adding 1/3 of it to 1/3 of the tomatoes.
I made two layers and could have used more butter on the breadcrumbs - next time! Bake 45-50 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
I used my NuWave oven so mine was done in 40 minutes and I liked it except for too many breadcrumbs. Tweak it the way you like it - maybe more ham and tomatoes and less bread! I had it for dinner with some green beans.