Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches
So I was planning on making these the other night when my husband surprised me with an invitation to a date night instead.
However, when I told him what I had been planning on making, he was excited and requested that I make it the next night. He was so excited about having these for dinner that he tried it out for lunch first. lol Cheater.
Having cooked our ham in a Crockpot with tons of honey, apples, and oranges on New Year's Eve for a fantastic New Year's dinner, the ham is already fantastic tasting by itself. So it really didn't need a great deal more to make these sandwiches delicious.
However, we have already eaten so much ham that I was looking for a more creative way to serve it so I could take advantage of all of the delicious tastes it already offers, but not just have the same old ham again.
This was a wonderful alternative. I made some of our favorite coleslaw to top our sandwiches, and tossed some bbq sauce in with the meat to make it taste more like pulled pork, and voila!
This recipe made for a fantastic way to eat our leftover holiday ham. It was so incredibly easy, and took almost no time at all.
I know you're going to love it too!
- 2 cups leftover holiday ham, chopped
- 1 bottle your favorite bbq sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 bag pre-made coleslaw veggies
- 1 bottle pre-made coleslaw dressing
- I would start with your coleslaw so that you can pop it into the refrigerator to let it chill while you are making your "pulled pork."
- To do this, dump your pre-made coleslaw veggie mix into a large bowl. A regular mixing bowl isn't going to be enough because you'll want to be able to mix it up.
- Add about half of your bottle of coleslaw dressing. It won't look like enough, but as you keep stirring, you'll see you actually have plenty.
- If you put more than half though, you'll end up with way too much and your coleslaw will get soggy.
- When completely combined, put this bowl in the refrigerator so it can chill. The cold coleslaw with your hot ham mixture is going to dynamic.
- In another large bowl, scoop about 2 cups of ham, chopped finely. Our ham was cooked in a Crockpot with plenty of honey, apples and oranges all day long, so it is already in pieces.
- Add in about half a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. My bottle, as you can see in the pictures, is the same size as my coleslaw dressing bottle. Once again, half is going to be plenty.
- You'll want to taste your mixture to make sure the tastes line up with your desires. Mine could have used just a tad bit more sweetness, so at the last second, I added some honey.
- My husband loved it, but I think I added too much. Just a tablespoon will do.
- Mix everything up well. Pop it into the microwave for a couple of minutes to heat it up, and serve.
- We laid ours out on the counter in an assembly line so we could each make our own sandwiches the way we liked.
- I highly suggest toasting your sandwich bread ahead of time, that's the way my husband does it. Ham on first, coleslaw next and then another piece of bread.
- Serve it with a side of beans, or like we did, bacon and cheese potatoes.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1/2 cup of ham on sandwich|
|Calories from Fat||99|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 11 g||17%|
|Carbohydrates 41 g||14%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 17 g||68%|
|Cholesterol 45 mg||15%|
|Sodium 1800 mg||75%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
This is definitely one recipe we'll be repeating again.
If you do decide to use honey in your recipe, make sure to taste your "pulled pork" mixture first to make sure it even needs to be sweetened. I put too much honey this time.
It needed just a bit to sweeten it up and complement the taste of the ham, but I should have only used a tablespoon instead of the several tablespoons I ended up using. lol
The sandwiches were still good, my husband loved them, but it was just a tad bit too sweet for me.
I also would have loaded my sandwich up with more coleslaw. It was so good I ended up eating the coleslaw off of the last of my sandwich once I could eat no more.
I would also suggest toasting the bread for your sandwiches. My husband does this for his and boy does it make them SO much better!
You'll have to let me know how they turn out for you! I can't wait to hear your comments.
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