Equal parts of Ketchup and Grape jelly cooked together on the stove top make this wonderful sweet sauce. Pair the sauce with some cocktail wieners and you have got yourself one dangerously delicious appetizer. If you have yet to try this sweet and savory combo, you had better put it on your to-do list, and quickly!
Now… Have you ever tried replacing the wieners with ham and loading all this yumminess on a toasted bagel that has been smothered with cream cheese and topped with a few banana peppers? (pardon the run on, but it had to happen) I have. More than once. Ok, more than twice.. I’m leaving it at that.
Check. it. out.
2 pounds of deli ham, thinly sliced ( I use cooked or chopped ham, whatever is cheaper)
1 – 1 1/4 C. Grape Jelly
1 – 1 1/4 C. Ketchup ( must use same amount as you used for grape jelly)
cream cheese for spreading ( this helps cut the sweetness of the ketchup/grape jelly ham)
banana peppers to put in the sandwich (optional)
Peel the ham apart piece by piece ( so the ham will not cook in a clump and so the sauce evenly coats each piece of ham) and place it in the crock pot. Add equal parts of grape jelly and ketchup. Because buying meat from the deli is usually slightly under or over the poundage wanted, start with 1 cup of each. If it does not look like enough add an additional 1/4 cup of each, this should be plenty. Turn the crock pot on low heat and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Toast up some bagels and spread them with cream cheese. Fill the bagels with some of the ketchup/grape jelly ham and top with a few banana peppers.
* Please keep in mind that all crock-pots differ in temperatures. My crock-pot is the actual crock-pot brand.
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