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Leftover Ham Tacos

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tacos 1x


This leftover Ham Taco recipe are for those who have a bunch of leftover ham that they don’t know what to do with. I hope this provides some much needed information. The recipe covers everything you are looking for in a taco, sweetness, saltiness and heat. It is very delicious.



Pineapple-Habanero Salsa

  • 1.5 cups of Pineapple (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 habanero peppers (pan fried or grilled, seeds removed)
  • 1 10-oz can of Fire roasted tomatoes with chiles
  • 1/2 cup of onion
  • 1 Tablespoon of lime juice
  • salt to taste

Taco Toppings:

  • Leftover Ham
  • 1/2 can of sweet corn
  • pineapple-habanero salsa (or a fruity spicy salsa)
  • 1/2 avocado diced
  • 1/4 chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/3 cilantro chopped
  • corn tortillas
  • queso fresco, crumbled



Pineapple-habanero salsa:

add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth

if using frozen pineapple, grab a frying pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the pan until just hot and then pour blended salsa into the pan, cook for 3 minutes or until warm.

Taco Assembly:

warm up sweet corn, ham, tortillas and salsa

add toppings of your choosing, making sure not to forget the sweet corn, salsa and queso fresco


I recommend making sure you at least have the corn and salsa in your taco. They balance out the saltiness and sweetness of your ham.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: leftover ham tacos