Sunday, December 28, 2014

Party Green Beans and Ham

A quick and tasty way to finish off leftover ham with everyday ingredients you have on hand.

Green Beans

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Looking for a quick way to turn leftover ham into something tasty? Try this delicious dish made in one pot in less than twenty minutes.

You know those little
ham and cheese stuffed party rolls with the mustard and poppy seed dressing that are so popular at holiday parties? If not, pop over to Pinterest and look them up. I first had them almost twenty years ago when a coworker brought them to an office party. Of course, we all begged for the recipe, it is that wonderful dressing that makes them so tasty. The name of the recipe was Ham and Cheese Party Rolls, hence the name Party Green Beans for this dish.

Rather than do the same old, same old with my leftover ham; I tried a scaled down version of that dressing, without the poppy seeds, added to green beans and ham. The dressing is a perfect match with the green beans, as well as the ham. They were gone in a flash, my husband and son raved. No question as to whether this dish received the green light to post! Just so you know, they have to give the thumbs up before a recipe makes its way to the blog for you to try.

This would make a great side dish for a party or a main dish for a busy weeknight. Add a baked or some roasted potatoes to the side and dinner is served!

Just a quick note. I did use unsalted butter since ham and Worcestershire sauce are salty on their own, at least for my tastes. I am very salt sensitive so I use very little salt in my cooking, if it isn't a problem for you feel free to use salted butter if that is what you have on hand.


Party Green Beans and Ham


1 Pound Frozen or Fresh Green Beans
1 and 1/2 Cup Chopped Ham
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce


Add butter to saucepan on low heat, allow butter to melt. Turn heat to medium, add mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Heat together, stirring constantly, for two to three minutes. Add green beans and cook for fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally to coat green beans with sauce. Add chopped ham and warm through.


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20 comments:

  1. This is so easy and looks yummy. Pinned it!

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  2. Love this. Great for when I just have a little ham leftover. Pinned.

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    1. They are so great, I hope you try them!

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  3. Yum! Two of my favorites in one dish! Pinning to try...

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  4. what a great idea! I have added ham to green beans all the time but that mustard addition would really give it some pop!! nom!

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    1. They are so good! I hope you get a chance to make them :) Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Thank you so much for attending week 15 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. I love dishes like this that make use of leftovers. I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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    1. Thanks Nicole, glad to share at Pure Blog Love :)

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  6. Great way to use the leftover ham, I have been making a version of this for a while, I just add sliced onions and potatoes until tender before adding the ham, I like the Worcestershire for additional flavor.

    Thanks for sharing your idea on Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature.
    Please join me on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW each week!

    Happy New Year!
    Karren

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    1. Hi Karen, my mom makes green beans with potatoes and it has always been one of my favorites :) Thanks for visiting and for hosting Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature!

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  7. Happy New Year to you Christy! I LOVE green beans and your recipe looks fabulous!
    Congratulations - you are one of my Featured Guests at our 1st Inspire Me Monday party of the year at Create With Joy! #157

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate the feature :) Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy is always a great party, thanks for hosting :)

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  8. These sound yummy! I'm always on the lookout for ways to use leftover ham, pinning!

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    1. Hi Joy, thanks for pinning! So glad you stopped by!

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  9. Love easy recipes that use leftovers. Awesome. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social. Please come back Thursday 9:00 PM EST. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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  10. I love planned leftovers! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you'll come back again this week for Awesome Life Friday!

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  11. My kiddos really like ham, so I'm always looking for new ways to serve it - and maybe get them to eat a vegetable while we're at it! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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  12. Great use of leftovers, I like the addition of mustard. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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