“I got the meat sweats, Diane!”
A great way to use up leftover ham from the holidays… and create something that doesn’t taste like a leftover. Enjoy!
2 pound ground left over roast ham
1 pound ground pork
1 cup rolled oats
3 eggs beaten
1 large yellow onion diced
2 large carrots chopped
2 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dry thyme
1 jar In The Kitchen With Scotty "Apricot & Fig Chutney"
- In a good processor, and in batches, process down your leftover ham. I happened to have had large ham leftover, so yielded approximately 2 pounds worth. Adjust the recipe accordingly to taste if you have more or less.
- Place the ground ham in a large mixing bowl with the ground pork. Begin sautéing your carrots, onions, pepper, garlic and ginger until tender and lightly golden. Set aside to cool slightly then add to your ground meat.
- To the mixture, add thyme, salt and pepper,smoked paprika, and oats. Mix in by hand until lightly combined. Add in the beaten egg and mix in well.
- Turn out the meat mixture into a well oiled roasting pan or dish. Form in to a loaf, and Bake in a 375 convection oven approximately 30 minutes. Check the center of the ham loaf with a meat thermometer, and look for at least 165 degrees.
- Remove from the oven and let your ham loaf rest for around thirty minutes before slicing. Slice into desired servings and spoon on In The Kitchen With Scotty “Apricot & Fig Chutney”. Pure heaven I’m telling you… and you didn't waste a good leftover ham. Enjoy!
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