We’re now down to the wire in getting ready for Thanksgiving! Today will be the day when kitchens across the country will put their appliances into overdrive and cook up a storm! Most of us will be cooking the traditional turkey for tomorrow, but there are some that don’t really care for turkey. Instead, they like ham, which is a good choice, too. But, do you ever get tired of cooking the turkey in the same old manner? I’d like to change that and show you an interesting recipe for “Barbecued Ham”.
Some families break tradition and go outside of the regular turkey dinner. One family I heard about serves hamburgers from the grill and all the trimmings! They stated it was so that they wouldn’t have to deal with tons of leftovers and it would be something different. You may feel that way too, so let’s have a look at how to prepare this interesting twist on ham.
You begin with a shank ham that contains the bone. This is wrapped in foil and placed in a deep roaster. This bakes in a slow oven for about eight hours. You could do this before going to bed and it’ll be ready in the morning. This is now removed from the oven and cooled so that it can be handled. The meat is cut from the bone and cut into chunks. The ham chunks go into a large casserole dish. This is covered with a mixture of yellow mustard and brown sugar and is poured over the ham. This gets covered and is baked at 350 degrees for one hour. Serve this with buns, slaw, French fries or potato chips and some baked beans, and you’ll have one satisfying meal!
As you can see, this is a very easy recipe to do. If you don’t care for yellow mustard, you could try some of the other flavored mustards that are now available. Either light or dark brown sugar will work in this recipe, too. It’s a good and easy way to serve a crowd and will come in handy anytime throughout the year. It’ll be especially good here at the holidays when you may be entertaining a large group.
To go with this recipe, I would suggest a barbecued slaw. I shared one a good while back for “Ceil’s Barbecued Slaw”, which would be perfect with this ham. to get the recipe, click on the embedded link. It’s good and easy, also!
If you decided to pass on the turkey for the holiday and go with ham, here’s a way to make it good and easy!
- 1 shank ham with the bone
- 1 cup yellow mustard
- 1 cup brown sugar
Wrap the ham in heavy duty aluminum foil or double-wrap in regular foil. Place in a large roasting pan with sides in case the broth runs out. Bake in a preheated 250 degree oven for about eight hours or overnight. Remove from the oven and let cool so it can be handled. Remove the bone and cut the ham into chunks. Place the ham chunks in a large casserole. Mix together the mustard and the brown sugar. Pour over the ham. Cover the dish and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Yield: 10-12 servings.