I Like Ham

Anyone else a fan?

Ham is delicious. But have you heard of Turkey?

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While I do enjoy ham in a Secular Christmas dinner or pulled pork BBQ aspect, I find most pork products are rather salty. As such I’ve defaulted to chicken as my go to meat product in my “old” age.

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Ham: one of the best protein/cost ratios you can get, especially with
a large family (like mine). You can get two meals out of the meat itself, and then use the bones to make some excellent beans.

Here’s a recipe!

  • Pinto beans (soaked overnight)
  • Ham bone with meat left on that was too much of a pain to cut off
  • All the other ham you had left over, diced up
  • Yellow onion
  • Cilantro
  • Diced Serrano or jalapeno pepper. Fresh or canned.
  • Can of rotel (is this a Texas thing only?), or any canned diced tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • No salt. The ham will be salty enough.
  • Two packets of Goya Sazon Culantro y Achiote. This is really the secret. You can find it (in Texas at least) in the Hispanic foods aisle. (Looks like this: https://www.target.com/p/goya-sazon-culantro-y-achiote-1-41-oz/-/A-14771559)

Put all that in a crock pot and let cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Fill with plain water; no broth is needed, the ham bone will make a nice broth. It’s wonderful.

I don’t really like ham.