Ham Chili Stew

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by KeyWee

This is a great way to use up that leftover ham! Delicious, quick & easy. Don't be afraid to vary some of the ingredients as desired. Don't like olives or so many beans? - leave 'em out - it will still taste great.

Top Review by Domestic Goddess

Key Wee, this was good chili, very unusual, but good. I needed to use up some ham, so I'm glad you posted this recipe. I didn't have a red bell pepper, nor did I add the salt. It still tasted good. My husband and I thought the 1 tsp. of thyme was a bit too much, so the next time I will only add 1/2 tsp. I didn't have any picante sauce, so I used a medium flavored salsa. At least the salsa had green peppers in it, so it was a substitute for the red bell pepper. We liked the variety of beans used in this chili. Also, I did not add the black olives. I couldn't find them. I'm certainly glad you posted this unusual ham chili. "It was good "!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven, heat oil and saute peppers, onion, and garlic until tender.
  2. Add ham, beans, tomatoes, tomato& picante sauces, and water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, lower heat, and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  5. Add cooked pasta, if desired, for"chili mac".

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