I have a lot of leftover ham from Easter. I bought a 10.5lb ham, which 4 of us ate for dinner. I have since made split pea soup, eaten ham all week, and now have made this ham and navy bean stew. I still have about 2 lbs of ham left! You can sub sausuage in for the ham if that's easier, which it might be if you don't have a crap ton of ham left in your fridge!
This would pair well with my protein cornbread
1 lb ham - can sub sausage
2 cans navy beans - or whatever kind of beans you have
1 lb carrots, diced or just dump in a bag of baby carrots
2 parsnips - diced
1 onion - diced
2 cups chicken broth if using pressure or slow cooker, 4 cups if using stove top
Spices: 2 bay leaves, 1 tbsp garlic, 1 tsp parsley, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp thyme, 1 tsp cayenne
pepper, 1/4 tsp black pepper
Pressure Cooker Directions:
1. Dump all ingredients in pressure cooker
2. Cook on high for 15 minutes
Slow Cooker Directions
1. Dump all ingredients in slow cooker
2. Cook on low for 8 hours
Stove Top Directions
1. Dump all ingredients in big pot
2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally
Nutrition Information (makes 6 servings):
Low fat chipotle? Sign me up! This chicken is lean but tastes higher fat. I'm not sure what the magic is but everyone who's tried this agrees. I used this in my Butternut Squash Breakfast Burrito Bowl but you can also use the meat in tacos, burritos, taco salad, burrito bowls, .... you get the idea.
Warning! This recipe is pretty spicy. If you want to reduce the spice level, reduce the cayenne pepper and red chili flakes.
1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients (except for meat) until pureed.
2. Combine meat and spice mixture and cook on stovetop until meat is cooked (I mix in the pan to minimize dishes)
Nutrition Information (makes 4 servings):
*calculated using 95% ground chicken
This breakfast is great for weekend brunch, or breakfast for dinner. A great way to get your veggies and protein in at breakfast! You can make a large batch ahead of time and then assemble and make a fresh egg when you're ready to eat! To cut down on work, feel free to buy pre diced butternut squash (I know Trader Joe's sells it) I used lean chorizo to make this bowl, find that recipe here
Ingredients (Makes 6 servings):
Nutrition Information (6 servings):
*Calculated without toppings and with 95% lean ground chicken
In my opinion, chicken pot pie is one of the best feel good dinners there is. The problem is that it doesn't save very well, since the crust gets soggy. Also I'll eat the whole thing. Solution: personal chicken pot pies! Prep is fast and simple, and since its a little pot pie it doesn't take too long to cook!
If you want to cook for more than 1 person, you can use a larger dish and cook it for a bit longer. I haven't tried it, but I would add about 5 minutes to the cooking time for each additional serving. Everything in the pie is cooked, its just waiting for it to heat and the crust to brown.
Nutrition Information: (1 pot pie)
Recipe adapted from Avatar Nutrition