Our Mini Family: Homestyle Friendsmas Ham with Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing


Dec 21, 2015

Homestyle Friendsmas Ham with Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing

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Christmas is the time of year for friends and family to gather together. But for Adam and I, since we moved to Arizona a few years ago, holidays with our families are few and far between. We make it work, though! Yes, it can be tough to not be around family this time of year, but luckily for us, our friends are our family too. This year, we're hosting a potluck-style Friendsmas at our place and our kitchen table is going to be stacked with homestyle meals "just like mom used to make!" For our Friendsmas this year, I'm serving Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham and Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing!

This holiday stuffing recipe includes homestyle flavors like cornbread, sage, and thyme!


Christmas ham has always been a traditional meal for my family, so I knew when I served Friendsmas this year I wanted to carry on the tradition. Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing is probably one of my favorite recipes to make this time of year because it reminds me of the time back when I was first learning to cook with my family. 


Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing

Ingredients:
  • Pre-baked and cooled cornbread (from small round cake pan)
  • 1/8 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon of dried sage
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of chicken broth + 1 egg, whipped
Directions:
  1. Prepare your cornbread as you normally would and bake it in a cake pan. Once it's fully baked, allow it time to cool off. 
  2. Prepare the cornbread to make stuffing by cutting the cornbread into smaller crumbles (about 1-inch in size). Place the cornbread into your slow cooker.
  3. Chop up your celery and onion. Melt butter in the microwave for a few seconds, and then turn a pan on medium-high heat. Sauté the celery and onion in the butter for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour dried thyme, sage, and salt into the pan and stir into the celery and onion mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, crack and whip an egg. Pour chicken broth into the bowl with the egg, and mix  well. 
  6. Pour the seasoned and sauteed celery and onion on top of the cornbread in the slow cooker, and then pour the egg and chicken broth mixture on top. 
  7. Carefully and slowly fold the mixture together, being careful to not break apart any more of the cornbread pieces. 
  8. Cook stuffing in the slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours.
  9. Check on the stuffing after 3 hours in 20-minute increments. Turn off high heat once your stuffing has reached your desired texture--it should be fluffy and smell amazing! 
  10. Serve warm with Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham!

Prepare your cornbread as you normally would and bake it in a cake pan. Once it's fully baked, allow it time to cool off. 


To prepare the cornbread to make stuffing, cut the cornbread into smaller crumbles (about 1-inch in size). Place the cornbread into your slow cooker.


Chop up your celery and onion. Melt butter in the microwave for a few seconds, and then turn a pan on medium-high heat. Sauté the celery and onion in the butter for about 5 minutes.


Pour dried thyme, sage, and salt into the pan and stir into the celery and onion mixture. In a small bowl, crack and whip an egg. Pour chicken broth into the bowl with the egg, and mix well. Pour the seasoned and sauteed celery and onion on top of the cornbread in the slow cooker, and then pour the egg and chicken broth mixture on top. 


Carefully and slowly fold the mixture together, being careful to not break apart any more of the cornbread pieces. Cook stuffing in the slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours. Check on the stuffing after 3 hours in 20-minute increments. Turn off high heat once your stuffing has reached your desired texture--it should be fluffy and smell amazing! Serve warm with Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham!



Grammy's Slow Cooker Holiday Stuffing is a homestyle, warm and comforting stuffing recipe that was passed down to me before I moved to Arizona. And it pairs perfectly with our Christmas ham! Do you know how some foods have this power they possess so that when you eat them, your mind is brought back to a specific place and time in your life? Well, this stuffing recipe brings me back to my childhood home in Massachusetts. 


Our Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham Cherrywood flavor was so easy to make, and the packaging came with the sweet pre-made glaze we used. 



Next time you head to Walmart, bring this $3 off coupon to use on your next Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham purchase! 



Be sure to check out the Hormel Holiday Ham page for more recipe inspiration, too!



2 comments :

  1. I love making stuffing in the crockpot and I like the idea of a Friendmas, too. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. It was such a blast!! I hope you are having a great holiday season, Charissa!

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