Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ham and squash stew

This is a variation on Turkey and Squash Stew. It's great to make with the left over bone and meat from a spiral cut ham. Boil up the bone and meat (or use a slow cooker) until every scrap of meat has fallen off. Fish out any fat chunks, and break up the meat if necessary.

Ham and Squash Stew

Canola oil
1 - 2 leeks, sliced
Red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 c ham stock
A few cups of leftover ham, shredded
Bag of cubed butternut squash
15 oz can of corn
1 t cumin seeds
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

Heat oil in a heavy stock pot and cook the leeks and peppers until soft. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add stock, ham, and vegetables, and simmer. Add herbs and seasonings and serve.

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