Did you cook a ham this weekend? If you did and it had a ham bone, make sure you save it or pass it on to someone who could use it. Like me. If our family has a get together and a ham is being consumed, I always take the ham bone so I can use it in something later. The bone contains a ton of flavor that can enhance a dish so never throw it out.
My favorite recipe to use a ham bone in is my amazing homemade red beans and rice recipe.
Another great simple way to use the ham bone is to make a simple stock with it to use at a later time.
Fill a large stock pot up with about 8-10 cups of water, add the ham bone with carrots, celery, and onions and simmer until you get a nice flavorful broth. It’ll take about an hour or so. Then either use the broth or freeze it for a later date. When I freeze them, I store the stock in containers that hold about 4 cups worth, then thaw them out when I’m ready to make a soup or a stew. It’s so easy and you’ll love the flavor this homemade stock offers!
Below are some other great recipe options that feature the ham bone so you don’t waste it. Click on the photo and you’ll be taken away to that recipe and website.
How do you use the ham bone? Who gets it? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Eric Olsson is the food blogger of RedBeansAndEric.com. He publishes new recipes and interviews weekly. He has developed recipes and written articles for the famous Camellia brand in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been mentioned in Louisiana Cookin‘ magazine and has had recipes featured in Taste of Home magazine – with his Creole Turkey recipe being runner up in their annual Thanksgiving recipe contest. He lives outside of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife and four children.