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Bastardized Tasso Ham

Not authentic Tasso Ham, but an easy basterdized idea of it for those who can't easily obtain the delicacy.

Bastardized Tasso Ham


  • 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of onion powder
  • 2 tsp of allspice
  • 2 tsp of pepper
  • 2 tsp of thyme
  • 1-2 lbs of cured cooked ham, diced


  1. In a container you can seal or in a food storage bag you can seal, place all the seasonings.
  2. Mix the seasonings together.
  3. Place the ham in the container. Mix to coat all the pieces.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for four hours to overnight.

Quick Notes

This is obviously NOT traditional Tasso ham, but I felt the flavor did come close to the actual. It makes a nice substitute if you want to trim the fat off this dish or you just can’t get Tasso ham.

Tags: cajun, ham, pork

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