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Do you know that in Asian countries, you could hardly find
fresh chunk of ham displayed in the supermarket?
Majority of these shopping mall anchor tenant hypermarket
would bring in packed slices of ham for retail and those are
chicken ham, not pork ham.
Ham that is pork not chicken
Finally, yesterday I had the chance to visit a local pork
supermarket that sells fresh ham made from pork.
It was quite expensive but I couldn’t take my eyes off from that huge chunk of ham that looked so tasty and tempting.
Anyway, I paid for a 200g of ham which was sufficient to whip up a nice decent ham dinner for my family of four.
I had decided to bake Ham and Pepper Bean Bake for a change instead of the regular roast ham.
How to cook
This is a unique recipe which is alike casserole stew except that the method of cooking is different from the usual.
You don’t have to cook this ham recipe over the gas stove.
Just leave the rest to the oven to bake a delicious , tasty meal
for an hour.
Now , normally, you don’t add in sugar into a ham with bean
You may think that it is odd to add in molasses sugar into a
However, you will be surprised that this ingredient will give a
contrast color with richness and dept of flavor to this ham
and pepper bean bake recipe.
Canned beans or raw beans
As for the beans, I used canned beans which I had in hand,
for a quick and easy to prepare meal.
If you have ample time, you could pre-boil the kidney beans in
the morning with a slow cooker as these beans take up a
longer time to soften.
A sweet, simple ham and beans recipe that gives you a
nutritious and balance diet.
Ingredients for Ham and
Pepper Bean Bake
l 1 tbsp olive oil
l 1/2 onion- quartered
l 1 medium green pepper, remove seeds and cut into cubes
l 1 celery stick- chopped
l 1 small carrot-cubes
l 1 canned of kidney beans or chick peas- drained
l 200g of ham- cubes
l 300ml vegetable stock or water
l 1 tbsp of molasses sugar
l 1 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
l Salt and pepper to taste
l Preheat oven 180C
l In a casserole dish, heat it up with 1 tbsp of olive oil over
the gas stove
l Saute onion, green pepper, celery and carrots for 5 minutes.
l Add in the beans, ham, molasses and parsley. Mix well.
l Season with salt and pepper.
l Add in a little water, simmer for a few minutes.
l Turn off heat.
l Cover the casserole dish with the lid and transfer it into the move.
l Bake for 30min to an hour.
l Use a fork to poke the vegetables tenderness.
l If they are easily poke, felt soft, it is ready.
l Serve hot with corn bread or French bread.
l You can replace kidney beans with any other beans that
you prefer. (red beans, green beans, chickpeas, soy beans )
l Replace green pepper with asparagus
l Replace carrots with pumpkin
l If you want to supersede the baking time, pre-boil
the carrots and green pepper before popping into the
l Baking time can be reduced to 20-30 minutes.
A quick and nutritious beans and ham dinner for your family.
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