Baked Eggs, Ham, Asparagus in Tomato Cups




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1 large tomato
1 large egg
2 T diced ham (cubes should be about 1/4" in size)
2 T chopped asparagus (also 1/4" in size)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Cooking spray

Note: This recipe is also great with mushrooms, cheese, peppers, and anything else you can think of that will taste good with a tomato and egg.

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Step 1: Preheat Oven & Prepare Tomatoes

Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat the bottom of a small baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Cut off the top of the tomato and gently scoop out the flesh and seeds. Sprinkle the inside of the tomato cup with a small pinch of salt.

Step 2: Add Ham & Asparagus

Add the diced ham and asparagus in your tomato cups.

Step 3: Add the Egg to the Tomato Cup

Crack the egg into the tomato and carefully place the filled tomato into the prepared baking dish. I add the pinch of pepper here.

Bake for 20 minutes or longer if you like hard yolk.

Step 4: Remove & Serve

You're done!

Remove from heat and carefully transfer to a serving plate with a wide spatula or slotted cooking spoon. Serve with extra asparagus spears and a nice chunk of warm crusty bread, and enjoy!

Approx $1.75 per serving.

All of these pictures were taken by me as I made this recipe for the first time.

The original recipe was found on Poor Girl Eats Well.

I do not own Poor Girl Eats Well, but I highly suggest it for anyone that loves cooking inexpensively!

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    16 Discussions

    Joe Smania

    6 years ago on Introduction

    yummm! I gotta try this. I don't know how I wound up here, but I'm glad I did!

    Thanks for sharing! :))

    Joe Smaniaelimasmx

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    425 C would be 797 F. . . . unless your oven doubles as a kiln it would have to be F. lol


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Just made this with peppers stuffed with egg whites corn and salami ( fridge cleaning) was very yumy except the peppers fell over. Any suggestions? I had the eggs cooked on the baking pan instead of inside the pepper


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This really doesn't look that hard to make.I think I'm gonna try'em as well.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I've already rated this highly, but I'm affraid that I must rate it again. It's that good.

    Uncle Kudzu

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, I want that in muh belly!

    I've been thinking about getting some seeds for those weird, nearly hollow stuffing tomatoes; this instructable makes it an easy decision.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    425°! I'm so sorry, I should have also placed the temperature on this section.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I've done the same thing with oranges and bacon (no asparagus) in a campfire while out backpacking! Turned out wonderful and made for a easy meal as well :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, that looks so good. I don't even like eggs but I want to eat that. Gonna make some right now with red pepper, mushrooms and turkey (it's what I got in the fridge). I'll bet you could put all sorts of things in them, just a matter of tastes.