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6 ways with deli meats

Looking for some cold cut inspiration? These simple hacks take your go-to deli meats beyond the standard lunchtime sandwich.


Make a breakfast muffin to power you through the start of any day. Into a greased muffin tin, add: diced all natural Compliments Oven Roasted Chicken Deli Meat, shredded cheddar, and frozen chopped broccoli. Fill cups with beaten eggs, and bake at 375°F until set and golden, about 20 minutes. Serve on an English muffin, or enjoy all on its own. Love them? Create different flavour combinations with other ingredients, and bake a whole muffin tray at once; let them cool and then freeze to enjoy as easy breakfasts all week long!

Grilled cheese, fully loaded

Give your everyday grilled cheese the gourmet treatment with inventive combos of cheese, deli meat, fruit, veg, and condiment, and enjoy a whole new taste experience. Our faves? Go Italian-style with Compliments Sliced Salami paired with provolone, sliced tomatoes, and basil. Or channel a Parisian café with a French-inspired grilled sandwich of Compliments Honey Ham layered with Brie and sliced pear. C’est magnifique!

Kabobs calling

Three food groups in one tasty skewer make for effortless snacks or lunch, served in a fun way to please the pickiest of eaters. It’s simple! Alternate bite-size pieces of kid-friendly ingredients. Think folds of Compliments Black Forest Ham with cubes of marble or cheddar layered with pieces of melon, apple or grapes, and more!

Pizza wraps

Bite into this easy, cheesy spin on pizza that’s ready in a few simple steps. Cover a large tortilla with sliced salami. Drizzle with pizza sauce, and add toppings like sliced mushrooms and peppers. Near one edge of the tortilla, place Compliments Pizza Mozzarella Stringable Cheese and roll burrito-style, tucking the ends neatly. Brush with olive oil and grill it on a heated panini press until the outside is golden and the cheese is gooey. For a fresh take try adding Compliments Oven Roasted Tomato and Basil Chicken deli meat!

Deli ham fried rice

Fried rice is an easy meal that can come together quickly with leftover rice. Stir-fry ½ cup chopped onion in sesame oil in a large pan, then add 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables and 1 cup chopped Compliments Black Forest Ham. When vegetables are warmed through, stir in 3 cups cooked long grain rice and 3 beaten eggs until eggs are cooked. Stir in soy sauce to taste. Sprinkle with chopped green onion.

Montreal-style smoked meat eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict gets a French Canadian twist! Make an easy faux hollandaise sauce by whisking ¼ cup each cooled melted butter and mayonnaise with ½ tsp each lemon juice, Dijon mustard and maple syrup. Season with salt. Arrange slices of Compliments Montreal-Style Smoked Meat and a poached egg on a toasted English muffin half. Whisk hollandaise sauce, then spoon 2 tbsp over egg. Sprinkle with Montreal steak spice. Serve immediately.

Did You Know?

What you see is what you get with select Compliments deli meats. They are made with pork or chicken, with natural ingredients, no added preservatives or nitrites*. Plus, they’re extra lean and the Black Forest Ham is naturally smoked.

*Other than those that are natural occurring.