Five Easy Recipes with CDO Sweet Ham

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2–6 servings
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If you’re tired of cooking the same old dishes at home, we’ve partnered with CDO to give you five delicious recipes that use ordinary ingredients to achieve international flavors:

  • Swiss Apple Mac & Cheese
  • Hawaiian Ham Musubi Bake
  • Korean Budae Jjigae (Army Stew)
  • Mexican Ham Fajitas
  • French Béchamel Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Swiss Apple Mac & Cheese

Apple in macaroni and cheese might sound a little too far left field, but trust us when we say the crisp juiciness of the fruit paired with the sweetness of the ham adds something entirely new and delicious to this typical cheesy pasta.

  • 250g CDO Sweet Ham, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 red apple, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cups full milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 250g dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cook ham: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook potatoes and apples until softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Add the CDO Sweet Ham and continue to cook until the ham has browned, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.


Cook macaroni: Heat butter in a large (preferably oven safe) pot or skillet. Once butter is just melted, add flour and whisk continuously, cooking for 3 minutes or until the butter has slightly thickened. Add milk and water, still whisking continuously to ensure no lumps form. Add macaroni and cook, stirring continuously, for about 6-8 minutes, or until the noodles are just al dente and almost all of the liquid has been absorbed.


Assemble and serve: Turn off the heat and add grated cheeses, potatoes, apples, and CDO Sweet Ham. Stir until all the cheese has melted and ingredients are well distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.


Hawaiian Ham Musubi Bake

Sushi bakes are everywhere, but we think it’s about time for a meaty take on the trend. Add ham to turn sushi bake into a musubi one, with Hawaiian sauces like teriyaki and mayo to make it even more indulgent.

Ham Musubi Bake

  • 250g CDO Sweet Ham, cut into squares
  • ½ cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 4 tbsp furikake or crushed nori, divided
  • nori sheets, for serving

Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to broil setting or 450°F.


Make ham mixture: In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, cream cheese, and teriyaki sauce until smooth and well combined. Add the CDO Sweet Ham and toss until well coated. Set aside.


Bake and serve: In an oven safe baking dish, pack rice and even out into into a single layer. Sprinkle half of the furikake or nori over the rice, then evenly spread all of the CDO Sweet Ham mixture on top, covering the rice completely. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the top is bubbling and well browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining furikake or nori before serving with more nori sheets.


Korean Budae Jjigae (Army Stew)

One of Korea’s most popular stews is this sweet and spicy hodge podge pot. Ham may be the star, but all you need is some gochujang and kimchi to immediately transport yourself to Seoul with this steaming bowl.

Sweet Ham Budae Jjigae

  • ¼ cup gochujang
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 250g CDO Sweet Ham
  • 250g vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup or package enoki mushrooms
  • ½ cup kimchi

Make broth base: Combine gochujang, garlic, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a bowl until well combined. Set aside.


Arrange and serve: In a large shallow pot, arrange CDO Sweet Ham, vermicelli noodles, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, and kimchi. Add the gochujang mixture to the pan, then serve at a table over a burner set to medium heat. Pour over 4 cups of water then allow the water to boil, stirring the ingredients to cook evenly.


Mexican Ham Fajitas

Missing your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant? Make thinly sliced sweet ham your protein of choice when building your bell pepper and meat tortilla.

CDO Ham Fajitas

  • 250g CDO Sweet ham, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • tortillas, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and CDO Sweet Ham until peppers have softened and ham has browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and toss until everything is well coated. Serve ham fajitas with tortillas and sour cream on the side.


French Béchamel Ham & Cheese Sandwich

If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, there’s nothing more decadent than a French béchamel ham and cheese sandwich. The thick, rich sauce is especially delicious with the glazed ham that’s nestled neatly in between your toasted slices.

Béchamel Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

  • 250g CDO Sweet Ham
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices bread, toasted

Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to broil setting or 450°F.


Make béchamel: Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk, cooking for 3 minutes. Add milk while whisking constantly, avoiding lumps. Add the mustard, salt, pepper, and cheese. Cook until sauce is thickened and cheese has melted, about 4-5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.


Assemble sandwiches: Place 4 slices of toasted bread on a baking sheet. Spread an equal amount of béchamel over each slice until just covered. Divide the slices of ham evenly between two of the pieces of bread, then top with the remaining bread, sauce side down, to create 2 sandwiches. Spoon more sauce over the 2 sandwiches. Place under a broiler until browned and bubbling, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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