In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Legendary Cooking: Ham Tacos and Red Cabbage Slaw

Change up regular tacos for these ones made with hickory ham and crunchy cabbage slaw.

Ham Tacos and Red Cabbage Slaw

1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz Artisan Crafted Series Hickory Smoked Ham, cut into matchsticks (about 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
8 corn tortillas, warmed according to package directions
1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges

Red Cabbage Slaw:
4 cups shredded red cabbage
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt


  1. Red Cabbage Slaw: Toss together red cabbage, green onions, carrot and jalapeño pepper (if using). Add lime juice, oil and salt; toss and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet set over medium heat; cook garlic for 1 minute. Add ham, cumin and chipotle powder; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. In each tortilla, assemble cabbage slaw, ham and avocado slices.
  4. Sprinkle with feta cheese and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


For a creamy slaw, replace vegetable oil with 2 tbsp mayonnaise.