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Spicy Southern-Style Tomato Cups

 Spicy Southern-Style Tomato Cups
I'm retired and enjoy collecting recipes...I only wish I had time to try every one of them! I found this recipe in a local newspaper. My family loves the combination of flavors.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham or Canadian bacon
  • 1/3 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups shredded salad greens


  • Cut a thin slice off tops of tomatoes. Scoop out pulp, leaving a
  • 1/4-in. shell; invert shells on paper towel to drain. Chop tops,
  • pulp, and seeds; set aside. In a small skillet, saute 2 tablespoons
  • onions and garlic in 1 teaspoon oil for about 2 minutes or until
  • slightly softened. Remove from the heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil,
  • vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons chopped pulp; mix
  • well. Pour into a small bowl; set aside. In the same skillet, cook
  • ham, corn, remaining onions and remaining pulp in remaining oil for
  • 4 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring
  • occasionally. Spoon into tomato shells. Serve on a bed of lettuce;

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Spicy Southern-Style Tomato Cups (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • drizzle with the reserved tomato-vinegar mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 259 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 738 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.