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The Best Ham Salad
I had never made my own ham salad at home until recently. I just thought it would require too much work. I don’t own a meat grinder so I figured it would just take up too much time and effort in chopping up the meat myself. Then, one of my co-workers suggested that I use a food processor. She said that back in the day, you could purchase cooked, ground ham. But it has gotten harder and harder to find over the years. So she started mincing her own cooked ham just to make ham salad.
Oster® 14-Cup Food Processor
So, I put it to the test with my Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor. It totally worked – no problem! There is no need for a meat grinder when this does the job perfectly! That ham didn’t stand a chance. 😉
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Watch my video below to see how easy it is the make! It worked like butter!
1 1/2 pounds boneless ham (leftover or purchased thick slab), trimmed of fat and diced*
1 hard-boiled large egg, roughly chopped
1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
assorted crackers and/or soft rolls
Put the ham, egg, celery and onion into a blender or food processor (season with a bit of black pepper). Pulse (short, quick pulses) 20-25 times to mince. Combine remaining ingredients into a separate bowl (sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise and mustard). Then stir in minced ham mixture.
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- 1 1/2 pounds boneless ham leftover or purchased thick slab, trimmed of fat and diced*
- 1 hard-boiled egg
- 1 stalk celery roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- assorted crackers and/or soft rolls
- Put the ham, egg, celery and onion into a blender or food processor (season with a bit of black pepper)
- Pulse (short, quick pulses) 20-25 times to mince.
- Combine remaining ingredients into a separate bowl (sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise and mustard)
- Then stir in minced ham mixture.
Cover and chill. I chilled it for several hours, it definitely gets better as it chills for a while.
Note: Give it a taste test before serving. I didn't add any additional salt to mine because my ham was salty enough so additional salt would have been too much. But adjust it to your taste. Serve on rolls, biscuits or as a spread for crackers!
You should end up with 3 cups ground ham after it is blended in the food processor or blender.