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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Grilled Ham and Sweet Potato Kabobs


Grilled Ham & Sweet Potato Kabobs



  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds cooked ham, cut in 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cut in 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small (6-ounce) can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut in 1 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Begin by making Pineapple Sauce by combining cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of the pineapple concentrate; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining pineapple concentrate, the chili sauce, honey, and oil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to boil. Boil for about 1 minute.
  2. Set Pineapple Sauce aside.
  3. On six skewers, alternate threaded cubed ham, sweet potatoes, and green pepper squares
  4. Brush kabobs with Pineapple Sauce.
  5. Grill over medium coals for 15 to 20 minutes, brushing with sauce frequently.
  6. Serve with rice and remaining sauce. 



  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  April 6, 2011 


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