PB & Ham Ciabatta Sammy

By Nancy D – vaughan, ON
PB & Ham Ciabatta Sammy
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30

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About this Recipe

PORK, BACON & HAM will thrill the gents and ladies at your next GAME event. This Savoury Sammy will Satisfy any hearty Appehtite finished with a Spicy Arugula Pesto


4 Ciabatta Buns, sliced horizontally
8 slices of Maple Leaf or Schneiders Bacon
8 slices Schnieiders Black Forest Ham
1 pkg. Maple Leaf Prime Boneless Pork Loin Chops
1 Arugula Pesto Recipe
2 cup Arugula leaves and stems, washed, chopped
2 tbsp Basil Pesto, store bought
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp Franks red hot sauce, or your favourite
1 tsp rosemary, dried or fresh
1/4 can Black olives, sliced, drained


Pesto: Place arugula, pesto, cheese, hot sauce and olive oil in a food processor/blender. Puree until smooth.
*You can add more oil for a loose consistency or leave it chunky*
Meanwhile: In a preheated large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Drain.
Reserve all but 1tbsp bacon fat from the skillet and sear both sides of the pork loin chops, adding the rosemary to the pan while cooking. Cook for approx. 5 min. Remove from skillet.
* No salt is needed*
Brush the reserved bacon fat on to the cut sides of the bread. Pan sear each inside of the buns.
Divide the Pesto between all the buns. Layer a chop, 2 slices of bacon and 2 slices of Ham, top with black olives for each Sammy. Cut in half.

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