Posted November 06, 2015
It’s ham-mertime at Tender Belly. Time to go ham with holiday recipes that feature our favorite holiday entrée… Ham. All puns aside, ham has got to be one of the best parts of the holidays. It’s sweet, it’s savory, and it’s tender, good cold or hot, good with veggies, by itself or in a sandwich. We are big fans. In preparation for the holidays that will be here before we know it, we thought we’d go ahead and share some tried-and-true recipes to take ham up a knotch and seriously impress your in-laws. Just kidding. They’ll never like you. Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze This sweet and tangy version of the baked ham is traditional, but also slightly daring. Both the sugar and the mustard bring out the sweet and savory flavor of the meat and make the best leftovers in the history of the Earth. Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham Honey and bourbon? Sign me up. Pair this crowd pleaser with an Old Fashioned and stretchy pants. This recipe includes variations for boneless and bone-in ham. Let’s get ham-mered! Cola Easter Ham Although the recipe calls it an Easter ham, it’s just as delicious for any holiday. Just like mom used to make. That is, unless your mom didn’t used to cook her ham in Coca-Cola… Not-so-Sweet Ham For the folks who don’t have much of a sweet tooth, we present this savory and delicious recipe free of pineapple, brown sugar, honey, cola or peaches. Save those ingredients for the pie and try this satisfying and super simple recipe. Beer-Glazed Ham We’re not going to give you a list of ham recipes and leave out the beer. That would be careless and tragic. This is the most flavorful recipe that you can probably make with the ingredients in your pantry right now. So save a few beers this year for the ham and thank us later. It’s always a tough decision when you’re planning how to cook a holiday ham, but despite which recipe you choose, it really comes down to serving high-quality ham to your friends and family. Choose Tender Belly ham this year and you will probably have the best holiday season of your life. Now go ham!