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Ham Kabobs Recipe

Ham Kabobs Recipe

Trudy Gernert of Seymour, Indiana sends her version of kabobs that include lots of flavorful ingredients like tomatoes, pineapples, and sweet potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pound cubed fully cooked lean ham (2 cups)
  • 4 Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple chunks


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and brown sugar. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add ham and sausage. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • 2. Place sweet potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until tender.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the ham, sausage, sweet potatoes, green peppers, onion, tomatoes and pineapple.
  • 4. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the sausage reads 160° and vegetables are tender, turning and basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob equals 281 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 1,074 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.