It’s time for the first-ever second installment of the Dank Thoughts Random Recipe. Tonight’s recipe comes to us with the need to get rid of holiday leftovers in a purely ingenious way that only an impressed lifelong bachelor would nod in approval. Today’s recipe is the Spiral Ham Thankfully Leftover Surprise.
Spiral Ham Thankfully Leftover Surprise
- 1-2 lbs. of spiral ham left over from Christmas Eve dinner
- 1 small can Campbell’s Healthy Request pork and beans
- homemade salsa that you still have left over from Thanksgiving
- Sweet Baby Ray’s honey barbecue sauce
- 2-3 slices of Pepperidge Farm cinnamon bread
- Cut pieces off of the chunks of spiral ham and place them onto a hot pan. They should look like thick pieces of bacon. (It’s up to you if you want to use butter or another type of substance to grease the pan. I didn’t use anything because I knew the little bit of fat from the ham would be enough for me.)
- Flip over the pieces to lightly char the other side.
- When pieces are cooked to your desire, pour the pork and beans on and around the ham. Cook to desired consistency. I like it bordering on pasty.
- Squeeze in some of that Baby Ray’s.
- While the pork and beans are cooking, mix in as much salsa as you wish. (Salsa is an obvious ingredient because the tomato in it mixes well with the tomato-based sauce of the beans. And if I’m wrong in the assumption that the bean’s sauce is made from tomatoes, then the fact that beans and salsa are a well-proven and delightful mixture — and as such a gift that keeps on giving — should be reason enough to pile as many dollops as you can.)
- Squeeze in some more of the Sweet Baby Ray’s, but this time create a zig-zag, smiley-face or other design on top of the meat. Do not mix in it; you want the design to seep into the mixture in the exact spot it landed.
- Once the barbecue sauce is sufficiently permeated, it is safe to turn off the stove.
- Toast the cinnamon bread, and spread on a dairy-free gluten-free butter alternative. Perhaps even peanut butter!
- Ketchup is an acceptable substitute for barbecue sauce. Catsup is not.
- There is no variation to the second pass of the barbecue sauce. It is vital that you make a creative design, or else your version of this recipe will become a disaster.
- Post a comment with your variation suggestions here.
- More recipe ideas from the Campbell kitchen
- More recipe ideas from Sweet Baby Ray’s
- More recipe ideas from Pepperidge Farm
- Consumption of this meal may will cause an onslaught of an unsightly rash on your hands that tingles to the touch. Proceed at your own risk.