Lucy’s Ham Spread
Tomato and processed cheese are used to flavor a popular old-fashioned ham spread. It uses a small amount of instant tapioca to achieve its firm texture.
Place ham into a saucepan and cover with water.
Bring to a boil reduce heat to medium and boil ham gently for 15 minutes.
Drain and allow ham to cool.
Place ham into a food processor and pulse several times to grind the meat to your desired texture.
Stir tomato sauce tapioca ketchup mustard vinegar and Worcestershire sauce in a large saucepan over low heat; melt cheese food in the tomato sauce mixture and stir all ingredients smoothly together.
Do not allow to simmer.
Combine melted cheese food mixture with ground ham in a large bowl; stir thoroughly.
Chill before serving.