Leftover Ham and Shrimp Slow Cooker Gumbo


Great for finishing off that holiday ham that just won't quit! Also able to freeze and save for later if hammed out. Two of my 3 young sons loved it. The third asked for no beans and shrimp which was easy to filter out in his bowl. Husband devoured it and wished it had more shrimp. Overall a success considering it was a week out from daily doses of Easter ham. Serve by itself or over white rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 55 mins
12 servings


  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 2 cups frozen cooked peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

  • 3 cups chopped leftover honey-baked, spiral-cut ham

  • 1 ham bone

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup coconut milk


  1. Stir garlic, turmeric, chili powder, basil, and cayenne pepper together in a small saucepan; heat over medium heat until aromatic, about 1 minute. Melt butter into the mixture, add onion, and cook until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Scoop onion mixture from saucepan into a slow cooker, reserving as much butter in the saucepan as possible.

  2. Increase heat under saucepan to medium-high heat. Saute frozen shrimp in hot butter until just firm, about 2 minutes; transfer mixture to slow cooker. Add ham, ham bone, black beans, and tomatoes to the slow cooker.

  3. Cook on High until the ham on the bone is falling off, 4 to 6 hours (or on Low 6 to 8 hours).

  4. Remove and discard ham bone, stir coconut milk into the mixture, continue cooking on Low until the coconut milk is warmed, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 869mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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