This Homemade Ham Spread is a terrific sandwich filling!! It’s simple and easy to make. A delicious lunchbox solution that your kids will love!
Venezuelan Homemade Diablito Recipe
I grew up eating “diablito” sandwiches! Diablito is the way we call to the commercial deviled ham spread which it’s very popular back home. Diablito literally means “little devil”. But like everything “evil” every time I eat it, I feel guilty. I don’t know if it’s the name or what. The fact that it’s processed meat in a can does not help. Not to mention that the first thing I see when I open the can is a layer of fat.
Hey… don’t get me wrong! I love it. As I mentioned before I grew up eating it. And I still do. Actually, one of my favorite meals is an arepa fill with “diablito” and avocado. But when it comes to feeding my kid I am much pickier. They haven’t tried diablito yet, and somehow, I felt like they were missing out part of our traditions.
So I decided to make my own ham spread. A.K.A diablito!!
This one is not “evil” at all!! I use fat-free ham, eggless mayo, mustard, maple syrup, and some seasoning. The ingredients are very simple because I made this spread thinking on lunchbox solutions. No strong spices or flavors.
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Because of Vicky’s egg allergy, I like to pack her daily school snack myself. For me, it’s very important that the snacks are bite-sized and easy-to-eat so my favorite things to pack are fresh fruit, crackers or Grahams, and milk.
For a more satisfying lunchbox option, I also like to make a little sandwich. Here is when my delicious, and eggless, ham spread comes handy.
A slightly sweet roll with ham spread, mayo and cheese are what I call “piñata sandwich”, just because I think I never attended any kid party in Venezuela where these sandwiches were not part of the menu.
This Terrific sandwich filling is perfect to serve with rolls, biscuits, or arepas!!
Homemade Eggless Deviled Ham Spread
- 9 oz cooked ham chopped, I used oven roasted
- 1/2 cup eggless mayo
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (black pepper will work fine too)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Add all the ingredientes in a small food processor. Pulse, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed, until a thick paste forms, about 2 minutes.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container.
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