If you made a ham for Easter chances are you have some left. Ham is so yummy leftover but I wanted to change it up a bit. I went with ingredients I had on hand but you can use many different substitutions with this recipe. It is about mild to medium heat so feel free to adjust it to your heat preference. You can eat this filling in taco shells, tortillas, in a salad, as a dip or just in a bowl by itself! Enjoy!
You will need:
-2 cups of diced ham (you can use pretty much any meat you have on hand)
-3 to 4 cups of sliced or chopped peppers and onions (any kind fresh or frozen)
-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (1 tsp if you want more heat)
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp dried cilantro (fresh is even better)
-1 tsp curry powder
-1 tsp chili powder
-1-1/2 tsp smoked paprika
-1/2 tsp coriander
-1/4 tsp ground black pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup diced tomatoes (you can use canned too)
-1-1/2 cups leftover corn (or whatever you have frozen, canned etc)
-2 bags of boil in the bag white rice cooked (any cooked rice will work)
-Tortillas, taco shells, chips or whatever you prefer
In a large skillet over medium heat drizzle a good amount of olive oil and after heated add ham. Use a wooden spoon and heat for 1-2 minutes then add peppers and onions and stir. Add all spices and stir until blended. Add more oil if needed. Stir in tomatoes and corn gently until well blended. Add rice and mix until it is coated with mixture. Turn heat to low and continue to stir until it is warmed thru and blended. Remove from heat.
Eat any way you prefer with just about any topping you’d like! If you like heat you can add jalapenos or hot sauce. Avocados, olives or any kind of salsa or cheese would be great especially with the smokiness of the paprika.
This would be great leftover! It would also freeze well and can be made ahead as a great food prep weekly meal.
Created with love by:
Char Head 🙂