Friday, March 18, 2011

Homemade Ham Salad Spread-

Dh said this is the best thing I've ever made- can you imagine that! Now I know it doesn't look like much a cup like that- but- well- lemme tell you what the 15 year old said! "I hope you wrote down exactly how you made this!" lol I made it with a little bite, you might want to tone it down for your family, but mine liked the little extra kick!

You know those little turkey hams I've mentioned so many times before? (They really need to graduate to their own "label" at this point...) Well, this is yet another gem from one of those little frugal beauties!

Now, before I get to the recipe, let me just say that everything, including spices and seasonings are easily adjusted to suit your family's taste with making a ham salad spread- AND- you can make it homemade and have double the amount that you would if you bought it pre-made! Or more! You could also keep this to the plain side, with just the meat! You can also half the recipe with no trouble.

Homemade Ham Salad Spread- with a kick!
1 small turkey ham  
(little less than 2 lbs, the Jennie-o brand is good, but any ham will work, including leftovers from picnic, shoulder, etc.)
1 medium onion
1 1/4 cup mayo
1/3 cup mustard
2 T maple syrup
1 t habanero sauce (or something milder)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 t paprika
1 t ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Chop onion and dice the ham.
Toss all ingredients into food processor and chop until chunky, but not pasty.

Serve on sandwiches, crackers, wraps, etc.

This made enough to fill 2 1lb containers. So yummy! So easy!


Joy said...

This sounds really good and I love ham spreads, I am going to try this as well, I have some in the family that hate mayo though so I may have to use less mayo and try a smaller version first!

Donna said...

This made for lots of sandwiches, wraps, and snacks on crackers at my house! Hope your crew likes it- it'd be one of those "quick-fixes" 4 U!

Anonymous said...

I just made this ham salad! Thank you so much for the recipe, it is delicious!! I love your blog!

Donna said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing and I hope you find lots more recipes that you can use ;-)