A simple one-pot wonder that only requires 5 ingredients but can feed a crowd! This amazing spring dish is light yet filling, simple yet full of flavor. The only thing you will want after eating Ham Boiled Dinner is another bowl.
Growing up I remember going to Michigan to visit my family and I would always stay at my Grandma Betty’s house. Many of my fondest memories start with waking up, to the smell of fresh baked bread and coffee. Grandma was always the first up and the last to go to bed Breakfast would be ready between 6 and 7 every morning and she would be sitting at the table with her crossword puzzle. Sometimes she would even make a full ham to go with breakfast, no joke. However, her best dish would be Ham Boiled Dinner.
I come from a very close extended family. Almost every day all 4 of my grandma’s kids that still lived in town would come see her, along with their wives and husbands and all the kiddos. It was always a full crazy house filled with love!
My grandma grow-up during the great depression, which meant, nothing went to waste at grandma house. That ham she made for breakfast would turn into two dishes and feed all of us the entire day. The ham shank would be cooked up to flavor some
Yes! It is that easy to make this dish. Ingredients cut placed in boiling water and cook for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Serve in a large bowl with butter! I guess Grandma always did know what was best!
I guess all that is left is to pour yourself a drink turn up the tunes and get to cookin!
More Quick and Simple Leftover Ham Dishes
The non-leftover version of this dish is just as simple. Click here to get the recipe!
Ham Boiled Dinner
- 2 cups leftover ham
- 1 small yellow onion sliced
- 3 whole carrots julienne
- 1/2 head cabbage sliced into strips
- 2 medium russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- In a large pot add ham, onions, carrots, and potatoes and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Allow everything to cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Using a slotted spoon to serve into bowls, top with butter serve and enjoy!
Do you have any favorite food memories of your grandparents?