Try these 20 Cheap and Easy Canned Ham Recipes! You will be amazed at how tasty they are. Even a cheap ham can be made delicious! And canned ham is sometimes the most cost-effective ham you can buy, unless you catch other hams on sale.
Canned Ham Cooking Tips
Before we dive into the recipes, let’s talk about what canned ham is and isn’t – and a few canned ham cooking tips that will really help you understand this cheap meat option.
What is Canned Ham?
Canned ham is not spam, although spam is made of ham. Canned ham is boneless cured ham that has been cut or formed to fit into a can. It is then placed in the can and vacuum sealed.
Before sealing, a small amount of unflavored gelatin may also be placed in the can. This will absorb the natural juices of the ham. After being sealed inside the can, the ham is fully cooked.
Is Canned Ham Healthy?
Canned ham doesn’t typically contain a lot of fat, and it is a good source of protein. In addition, ham is rich in selenium as well as other essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Because ham is a good source of nutritional elements, some say that it is good for weight loss.
Selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and iron are a part of ham’s make-up. These ingredients are among those that support bone health, energy production, immunity, and thyroid function.
Can You Eat Canned Ham Without Cooking?
Canned hams and other fully cooked hams can be eaten without further cooking. Just open the package, slice, and serve. If you want to heat the ham, you can heat it in your oven, in the microwave, on the stove top, or in your crock pot.
Why do People Buy Canned Ham?
The bottom line is that canned ham is sometimes less expensive than other (non-canned) ham. Canned ham will also keep longer (2 to 5 years) and doesn’t have to be refrigerated as long as the can is not opened. Canned ham is delicious and convenient.
Do You Rinse Canned Ham?
Canned ham should be rinsed completely before serving or warming. The purpose of rinsing is to remove excess salt.
Does a Canned Ham have to be Refrigerated?
As long as a canned ham is unopened and the can is intact, it does not need to be refrigerated. You can keep it in a cool, dry place for usually 2 to 5 years. (See the manufacturer’s instructions.) Once your canned ham is opened, it should be refrigerated and used within 3 to 5 days.
What Part of the Pig Does Canned Ham Come From?
Ham comes from the leg or butt of the pig. After removing the ham from the pig, the meat is preserved, and may be smoked. Ham can include whole cuts of meat, and also those cuts that have been formed by a machine.
Why is Canadian Bacon Not Called Ham?
Canadian bacon is not called ham, because it is a loin cut (coming from the back of the pig).
Is There Any Ham That is Not Processed?
Although uncured ham is still cut from the leg or butt of the pig, it is not injected with chemical brine or other flavorings. Uncured ham is also not smoked. Because of that, it is not considered to be “processed”.
Does Ginger Ale Remove Salt From Ham?
Ginger ale is the perfect marinade to remove salt from ham. Just put the ham in a bag, pour in the ginger ale, remove the air and seal the bag. Place the whole thing in your refrigerator for about 5 hours, and the salty taste will have disappeared!
Why Should You Never put Opened Tin Cans in the Fridge?
Open metal cans can allow the iron and tin in the metal to seep into your foods. This can taint the flavor of the food and can also cause illness to the person that eats the food.
Is Ham Healthier Than Chicken?
Micronutrients are more plentiful in ham. However, ham and chicken are both high in protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. The one drawback to ham is its higher level of sodium.
Which is Healthier Bacon or Ham?
Here are the facts you’ll need to make your own decision about which is healthier:
- Bacon and ham have high levels of fatty acids, which contain cholesterol.
- Potassium is higher in ham than bacon.
- Iron levels in ham are more than triple the levels in bacon.
Is Ham a Junk Food?
Whether or not ham is junk food might be a matter of opinion. These facts may help you to decide:
- Ham is rich in protein.
- Ham has lots of beneficial nutrients.
- Ham contains some cancer-causing agents (like most processed foods).
- Ham is high in sodium (salt).
20 Cheap and Easy Canned Ham Recipes
20 Cheap and Easy Canned Ham Recipes
Ham Fried Rice Recipe
You will absolutely love this Ham Fried Rice with pineapple and bell pepper!
Ham and Ranch Salad Recipe
Ham with Ranch? What could possibly be better?
Grilled Bourbon Ham Recipe - Food.com
You've got to try grilling your ham! This is the best tasting ham I've ever eaten. Keep in mind that you have to grill the whole ham at one time. If you try slicing it first, the ham will dry out. But if you grill the whole ham, it will be tender and juicy.
Baked Canned Ham
This is the cheapest and easiest baked canned ham recipe I've ever seen! You only need 3 ingredients, but you can also dress your ham up with pineapple, or leave it plain. The baking time is only 20 to 30 minutes, and you'lll have a main course ready for your holiday (or any day) meal.
How to Make Canned Ham Recipe
When I was a kid, my mom always made a brown sugar glaze for ham, whether the ham was canned or not. Just about 10 minutes before the ham was ready to come out of the oven, she would add pineapple rings and cherries. This is a perfect recipe for a traditional ham with pineapple and cherries!
Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Recipe
This recipe is a little non-traditional--it calls for crushed red pepper, corn starch, and garlic. Sounds yummy! Let us know how you like it.
Bettys Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
How can this be anything but perfect? Only 4 ingredients: ham, brown sugar, mustard, and any fruit juice of your choice. Oh my! What a wonderful way to prepare a canned ham (or any ham).
Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Canned Ham
This recipe uses dark brown sugar to give the ham more of that maple flavor. Only 3 ingredients make this a no-fail recipe that you'll be proud to place on the table for your family and friends.
Easy Baked Ham With Pineapple
This canned ham recipe should be called the Fantastic Baked Ham with Pineapple! The Worcesteshire sauce and chili powder add a zing that you won't get from other recipes! Once you've tried this recipe, you won't want to use any other.
Old-Fashioned Baked Ham
This Old-Fashioned Baked Ham recipe calls for dry mustard, ground cloves, and apple cider vinegar...yummmm! You get something sweet and something just a little tart in every succulent bite.
Canned Ham Bites
This recipe will take about 30 minutes to prepare, then about 4 minutes to cook, and will be worth every minute of your time! Your friends and family members will be going back for serving after serving!
GRACE’S CANNED HAM 4 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
Have you ever tried using molasses in your ham glaze? Well, you should try this recipe! Molasses gives the ham a distinctive flavor that you can't get from other ingredients.
Ham And Pineapple Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
After you've tried this recipe, you'll always think of acorn squash and ham together. This might be the perfect way to use any leftover ham, or it could be the way you serve ham. Period.
Polynesian Ham Bake
This isn't just any old ham recipe...it is a work of art! Ham, cloves, bananas, cream cheese, fruit preserves, peaches, cream of chicken soup, and coconut are the main ingredients. You'll be drooling by the time you get this masterpiece out of the oven and onto the table!
Hearty Canned Ham Breakfast Skillet
Ham for breakfast--sounds great! How about we add potatoes, onions, red and green bell peppers, eggs, basil, salt, black pepper, red hot pepper sauce, and cheddar cheese? What would you think of that? Don't answer until you've tried it!
Canned Ham Tomato-Mushroom Casserole Recipe
This is a single-pan, quick and easy dinner recipe. It will take you about 10 minutes to prepare and cooking time of about 30 minutes. If your friends and family members aren't impressed with this dish, they just don't know what's good!
Recipes Easy Ham with Pineapple
If you only want to make one or two servings of ham with pineapple, this is your go-to recipe. You can make it right on the stove top--no need to heat up the oven.
Easy Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes Recipe
Ham, green beans, and potatoes...making my mouth water. Add some onion and garlic, then sit down and enjoy a meal! This is a tasty and healthy way to serve ham.
Potato & ham bake
Take 10 minutes to put this dish together and bake for about 30 minutes. This casserole will be the star of the party with ham, potatoes, green beans, Dijon mustard, and cheddar cheese. Give it a try, and you'll be glad you did!
Brown Sugar Peach Glazed Ham
Wow! This recipe is amazing! The glaze calls for brown sugar, canned peaches, apple cider vinegar, raisins, ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. What a combination...it sounds scrumptious.