Ham With Beer and Brown Sugar Glaze
This ham is cooked in beer then baked, glazed with a beer, brown sugar, and mustard paste. This is a great tasting meal for dinner.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1ham (fully cooked, about 3 to 4 pounds)
- 1 ¼cups beer (plus a few tablespoons for the glaze)
- 1cup brown sugar
- 1tablespoon flour
- 1teaspoon dry mustard
- 2tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Optional: whole cloves
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the ham, flat-side down, in an uncovered roasting pan. Pour 1 cup of beer over the ham and bake it for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until it registers about 135 F. Baste with the pan drippings every 15 minutes.
Step 3Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar, flour, dry mustard, and vinegar in a bowl; add just enough using enough beer—a tablespoon or two—to make a smooth, thick glaze.
Step 4Remove the baked ham from the oven and score the fat diagonally in a criss-cross pattern. Stud the ham with whole cloves, if desired. Skip scoring and the cloves if the ham is spiral-sliced. Spoon the glaze mixture over the ham.
Step 5Bake the ham for about 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until well glazed. The internal temperature of a fully cooked ham should be at least 140 F for best flavor and texture.
Step 6Serve the ham sliced; drizzle with the cooking liquids, if desired.