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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 40 mins
total:
4 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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

241 calories; protein 19.4g 39% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 80.7mg 27% DV; sodium 869.2mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
I have made this 3 times now and each time it has turned out great. The 1st time was as written, the 2nd time was with a chunk of pork butt roast, and tonight I used 7 boneless skinless chicken thighs, chicken bullion, 1 can stewed tomatoes, 1 can crushed tomato, and 1 cup dried black beans. Cooked this in crock pot on high for 7 hours. I was trying to make something like a gumbo with what I had on hand and by just dumping everything into pot and walking away. The experiment turned out very well but next time I would add shrimp, add more beans but soak overnight or at least boil 20-30 minutes prior to adding to pot. The point I am trying to make is that this recipe is very versatile and many other things can be substituted for ham bone (I usually don't have one on hand), and it will still turn out great. Oh,and use whole can of coconut milk. Thanks for the great base recipe and I never would have thought to add the coconut milk but it really makes this dish! Next time I will use some venison or caribou. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
I have made this 3 times now and each time it has turned out great. The 1st time was as written, the 2nd time was with a chunk of pork butt roast, and tonight I used 7 boneless skinless chicken thighs, chicken bullion, 1 can stewed tomatoes, 1 can crushed tomato, and 1 cup dried black beans. Cooked this in crock pot on high for 7 hours. I was trying to make something like a gumbo with what I had on hand and by just dumping everything into pot and walking away. The experiment turned out very well but next time I would add shrimp, add more beans but soak overnight or at least boil 20-30 minutes prior to adding to pot. The point I am trying to make is that this recipe is very versatile and many other things can be substituted for ham bone (I usually don't have one on hand), and it will still turn out great. Oh,and use whole can of coconut milk. Thanks for the great base recipe and I never would have thought to add the coconut milk but it really makes this dish! Next time I will use some venison or caribou. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
We loved it! Used whole can of Coconut milk (didn't want to waste the rest ) an extra can of beans and tomatoes added extra chili powder turmeric and cayenne pepper to taste. Served over rice. Will make again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
This was amazing flavorI used a ham bone from a hickory spiral ham . I also added frozen okra and the shrimp at the end of cooking. To thicken I added one cup of leftover rice. I think the spices would make an amazing base for fried rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
This recipe was surprisingly good! My family gobbled it up. I loved the step of heating up the herbs and spices beforehand to make them aromatic. The only changes I made were 1) because I did not have coconut milk I used an extra cup of water and tablespoon of coconut oil for flavor. 2) Being a gumbo addict I had to add a tablespoon of Gumbo File. Otherwise I kept true to the recipe and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2014
I enjoyed this- used Rotel rather than tomatoes. I had a heavy hand with the chili powder as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
I will make again, very tasty and easy. I added cooked, leftover rice with the coconut milk (whole can, why not?), only change. I did use popcorn shrimp, because I had them. They worked great, but I do think small to medium size would be better, not so sure about jumbo size though. Great recipe, thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2016
Amazing!! Will make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2015
Great for leftover ham!! Good flavor followed as call for and served over rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
This was delicious. I literally had members of my family chasing each other around for the last bowl. Read More