Very hammy, nicely spicy flavors amplified with a balance of savory ingredients. Garnish with pickled red peppers and chives. Serve with rye crisps for a great party snack that's sure to wow your guests.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ham, onion, and celery in a food processor. Pulse on and off until very finely ground, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture into a large bowl. Add Cheddar cheese and mustard. Drizzle in sriracha sauce, sprinkle cayenne pepper on top, and add Worcestershire sauce. Finish off with 2/3 cup mayonnaise and season with salt.

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  • Mix together thoroughly with a spatula until smooth and spreadable. Taste; add remaining mayonnaise if too dry and crumbly. Cover the top with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until flavors meld, at least 2 hours. Transfer ham spread to a serving bowl.

Chef's Note:

Use any cheese and the hot sauce of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 16.1mg 5% DV; sodium 413.2mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2020
This was very tasty! Right amount of spicyness and great texture. Read More
8 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
Excellent use for leftover Christmas ham it s delicious and quickly became a family favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2020
I used Cholula hot sauce since I didn’t have sriracha. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2020
This was very tasty! Right amount of spicyness and great texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2019
Thanks, Chef John! My husband wanted Ham salad and this was perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
OK haven't make it yet but I definitely will! Looks amazing and very similar to a recipe I have. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2019
As usual, another 5-star recipe from Chef John. Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly with one exception -- I did not add the salt listed in the ingredients. The spread didn't need it, in my opinion. Wonderful on sandwiches and crackers or you may eat it alongside a salad. Another winner! Read More
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