Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crockpot Italian Ham ,Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots


When I was growing up, this is what mom made this all time with leftover ham....now its the perfect comfort food that warms your soul on a cold winters day. Dip your bread into this broth it's wonderful.

When we lived in Upstate NY, this was soothing and warming on those cold blustery days ..just love leftovers mom knew how to make an inexpensive meal a banquet


Leftover Ham with bone (if it has honey or glaze on it rinse it off with cold water) pull chunks off and add to the pot along with the bone.
1 large onion optional
6 carrots cleaned and sliced or 1 cup of  finger carrots
8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
5 or 6 cut up plum tomatoes fresh or canned
2 cloves minced garlic
1 head cabbage, cut into quarters
1 can chicken broth
1/2 white wine
water
1/2 teaspoon each oregano, basil, garlic powder, thyme, parsley
salt and pepper to taste

I par boil the potatoes and carrots in the microwave for 5 minutes, before adding  them to the slow cooker bags for the crockpot (they are sold same place where you would buy oven roasting bags in the grocery store).  Place tomatoes on top, cabbage then ham bone and chunks last. Sprinkle with herbs cover with broth and water to just above the mixture of cabbage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Put crockpot on high for at least eight hour, add more water if this absorbs too quickly.  Remove bone. Serve with crusty Italian bread broken up in the bowl... or just dunk it!

16 comments:

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Hi Claudia :)

It may sound strange, but I love the food created from Christmas scraps as much as I love Christmas food. In fact, I usually am too tired to really enjoy Christmas dinner after all that (solo) cooking, so really, for me, the meals that follow are really the best.

This looks wonderful, and is so similar to something my grandma, then mum used to cook post Christmas Day! It looks really, warm, wonderful and so bolstering!

Hope you and your family have a glorious New Year!!

Shelby said...

Grumpy will tell me its time to get a ham just because he wants me to make this! I never had it growing up and only had it when I first met Grumpy - love it!

Melynda said...

Love food like this! I have a ham in the freezer that I will cook in January and this will be our leftovers dish. Thanks Claudia.

Emily Malloy said...

That looks to be perfection.

Sigh! How perfect on a chilly winter's day!

Greg said...

Wow, this brings back memories. My dad used to make this except he used a ham hock instead of left over ham. I had forgotten all about this recipe, he called it boiled dinner. He made his version in a pot on the stove and cooked t all day long. Now you have me craving this.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
Now this is one tasty crock pot dinner.

Bon appetit!

redkathy said...

This one brings back memories Claudia! Mom used to make this one too.

Sandra said...

That is one comforting and good for soul meal! My husband love this especially if I add smocked ham...
Nicely Done Claudia!

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

What a great combo all in one! That's great! You are welcome!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

We will probably have a ham on new years day. This is what I will do with some of the leftovers!

Stella said...

This crockpot mix looks so hearty and warming, Claudia. Being mostly Irish, I can appreciate you choice of vegetables to go with the Italian Ham too (smile). Yum!
Hope you guys have a very happy new year too.
XOXO

Peggy said...

Leftover meals are always some of the best! This sounds like a great warming dish!

Marcellina said...

This sounds like a delicious soup/casserole! Great blog! I have just found it!

Claudia said...

You just warmed me right up. Not an easy task in MN. Love all those foods swirled into one tasty dinner - all those flavors melding.

Table Talk said...

Knowing how cold it can be in Upstate NY this time of year I can just imagine how this dish would conjure up comforting memories.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Leticia's Cook Book said...

I love this. It's my kind of food and definitely a good one for the crockpot! Thank you Claudia!