Deviled Ham Spread (for Stuffing Whole Wheat Pita or Celery)

If you end up with some leftover ham, make Deviled Ham Spread (for Stuffing Whole Wheat Pita or Celery). This is tasty and easy to make and it turns leftover ham into a delicious treat!

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How do you feel about ham? Around here, it’s something I don’t buy that often, but around Easter I was walking through Costco and saw a display of hams. Suddenly I thought about a post at Sweetnicks where she made Deviled Ham Salad Sandwiches, using a recipe from Gourmet Magazine. Well you know what happened next. One of those hams jumped into my basket and came home with me.

I did love the recipe just like I thought I would when I saw it on Sweetnicks, although I adapted the recipe just a little by adding horseradish and some Green Tabasco Sauce. I ate it stuffed into My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread and celery, Cate had hers on pumpernickel bread, and this would be delicious stuffed into celery for a low-carb version! I’m thinking there are any number of other good ways to eat this.

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Cate skipped the step of chopping the ham in the food processor, but I thought I’d like a finer mixture so I pulsed it just a few times for smallish chunks of ham. (This was after I trimmed the ham and cut it into chunks.) I added mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and a bit of green Tabasco sauce and buzzed a few more times in the food processor to blend.

The finished Deviled Ham Spread won’t win any beauty contests, but I can tell you, it tasted just great. I kept it in the fridge in one of my favorite Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc Containers. I used about 2 tablespoons of the ham salad stuffed into the low-carb pita, with some shredded romaine lettuce with a bit of Ranch Dressing on the side.

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Deviled Ham Spread (for Stuffing Whole Wheat Pita or Celery)

This Deviled Ham Spread is easy to make and it turns leftover ham into a delicious treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2 lb.) coarsely chopped ham
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. horseradish
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Green Tabasco (or other hot sauce of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Trim ham well if there is visible fat or rind, then cut coarsely into chunks.
  2. Put ham chunks in food processor and buzz a few times, until ham is in small, uniform size pieces. (Be careful not to buzz too much; you want it to stay slightly chunky.)
  3. Add mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Green Tabasco and pulse a few more times, until mixture is well blended. (You can also remove it from the food processor and mix it in a bowl if you want to be sure the ham doesn’t get over-processed.)
  4. Serve ham spread as a filling for 100% whole wheat pita bread, stuff into celery, on a sandwich, or with whole grain crackers.
  5. This will keep in the fridge for a week or more, but you probably won’t have any left after that long.

Notes:

Recipe slightly adapted from Deviled Ham Salad Sandwiches at Sweetnicks, original recipe from Gourmet Magazine.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions::
This ham spread stuffed into celery or eaten in My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread would be a nice treat for a low-carb diet. Ham has to be low in fat to be appropriate for the South Beach Diet. If you want to be sure it’s South Beach Diet friendly, get low-fat ham in the deli.

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