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Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich

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A hearty breakfast sandwich the whole family will enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

This Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich is a great option for a hearty breakfast. This will definitely keep you going strong until lunchtime and beyond.

Did you know that September is National Family Meals Month? Coinciding with the start of the traditional school year, it’s also the perfect time to get your family together around the table.

This Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich is a great option for a hearty breakfast. This will definitely keep you going strong until lunchtime and beyond. https://www.lanascooking.com/ham-on-rye-breakfast-sandwich/

National Family Meals Month, facilitated by FMI Family Meals, is a movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals. All during the month of  September, food retailers across the country will work collaboratively to bring families to the table to share one additional meal at home per week.

Among the reasons for enjoying meals as a family is that there’s clear evidence the structure of a meal can heavily influence a child’s long-term health. Kids and teens who share meals with their family three or more times per week are significantly less likely to be overweight, more likely to eat healthy foods and less likely to have eating disorders.* Also, with each additional family meal shared each week, adolescents are less likely to show symptoms of depression, less likely to use/abuse drugs and less likely to engage in delinquent acts.**

So, with schedules as busy as they are, how do we make more time for family meals? I knowk it’s really difficult sometimes, but with a little creativity we can make it happen.

My own idea for a great family meal is this Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich. It uses Hormel Cure 81 Classic Dinner Ham along with sharp cheddar cheese and a delicious fried egg to make a delectable option for a family breakfast.

Prepare the ham (according to package instructions) in advance and then assemble the sandwiches in a matter of minutes. I serve this with a healthy side of mixed fresh fruit.

How to Make Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich

Hormel Cure 81 Classic Dinner Ham.

Prepare the Hormel Cure 81 Classic Dinner ham according to package directions (may be done a day or two in advance and refrigerated until ready to use).

Mayonnaise and mustard mixture in a small bowl.

Make the mayo-mustard spread: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and mustard stirring until thoroughly mixed.

Fry the eggs: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Break each egg carefully into the pan. Cook until yolk is set as desired. Remove to a plate.

Assembled sandwiches on a baking sheet.

Assemble the sandwiches: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place 4 slices of the marbled rye bread on a baking sheet and add a generous amount of the mayo-mustard mixture. Top with one slice of sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of Hormel Cure 81 Classic Dinner Ham. Bake until the cheese begins to melt.

Final assembly of sandwiches.

Remove from the oven and top each with a fried egg, salt, pepper, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce. Top with a second slice of marbled rye generously spread with the mayo-mustard mixture.

Sandwiches on a white plate.

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Ham on Rye Breakfast Sandwich

A hearty breakfast sandwich the whole family will enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 747kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 16 slices purchased dinner ham
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup spicy whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices marbled rye bread
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tomato slices
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  • Prepare the ham according to package directions (may be done a day or two in advance and refrigerated until ready to use).
  • Make the mayo-mustard spread: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and mustard stirring until thoroughly mixed.
  • Fry the eggs: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Break each egg carefully into the pan. Cook until yolk is set as desired. Remove to a plate.
  • Assemble the sandwiches: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place 4 slices of the marbled rye bread on a baking sheet and add a generous amount of the mayo-mustard mixture. Top with one slice of sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of Hormel Cure 81 Classic Dinner Ham. Bake until the cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove from the oven and top each with a fried egg, salt, pepper, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce. Top with a second slice of marbled rye generously spread with the mayo-mustard mixture.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 2362mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 641IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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— This post was originally sponsored by Hormel.

* Berge, J. (2015). The protective role of family meals for youth obesity: 10-year longitudinal associations. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166 (2).

** Meier, A. and Musick, K. (2014). Variation in associations between family dinners and adolescent well-being. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76 (1).

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  1. I know it may look pretty simple but putting together the mayo and the mustard like that gives this sandwich a special touch… a lovely combination with that ham!

  2. I think it is great there is a month that is focused on bringing the family back around the dinner table! We eat together 5 nights a week and I believe it is the best thing for our family! Love this sandwich!

  3. I love rye bread. It’s so good. Piled high with this amazing ham it’s even better. I’d love to sink my teeth into this gorgeous sandwich.

  4. We always ate as a family growing up, I really can’t remember many nights that we didn’t and I think it’s important that families continue to do so. These sandwiches look like the perfect breakfast for dinner and that yolk! Perfection!

  5. You just can’t beat that Hormel Cure 81 ham. I don’t know the significance of “81” but I know that it’s fabulous. Great new idea.

    Miss P

  6. Tis the season for all eating meals together again as a family! This breakfast sandwich is making my mouth water!

  7. This is my kind of breakfast! I especially love the rye bread – great flavor pairing with the ham, eggs and cheese!

  8. I would happily eat this sandwich for breakfast, lunch AND dinner…seven days a week. No. Really!

  9. That is a beautiful sandwich! The sharp cheddar oozing down the side really makes it.

    1. I think it’s very important, too. We always ate as a family when I was a child and we still do it now.

  10. It’s afternoon and I’ve had neither breakfast or lunch yet. Those days when you want to devour the screen? Yes, that’s me now. Funny how I used to hate rye bread as a kid and love it now. Lucky for me I have some and I have some of this ham…seems I must make this sandwich right (yes I need your permission.)? :)