Quick Ham and Beans

Are you looking for a great tasting way to put holiday leftovers to use? This simple recipe for quick ham and beans uses not only the leftover ham, but the leftover mashed potatoes, too! After all the time you spent in the kitchen preparing holiday meals, doesn’t a big pot of ham and beans sound simple and delicious?

 

Quick Ham and Beans

 

6 15 ounce cans Great Northern Beans, no salt added, undrained

16 ounces (1 pound) baked ham, cubed

1 1/8 ounce package of chicken chili seasoning

2 cups prepared mashed potatoes, or 4 ounce package of buttery home style mashed potatoes

32 ounces low sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1/2 cup carrots, chopped

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Sauté onion, carrots, paprika and black pepper until onions are transparent in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add garlic and continue to sauté an additional minute. Add beans, cubed ham, chicken broth, chili seasoning and mashed potatoes. Let simmer until all flavors are blended.

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