Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This honey-glazed ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy is my go-to approach for making pre-cooked hams, just like I have many times before. You’re not really cooking the ham, you’re just heating it and adding more flavor by adding a glaze. You can use the glaze that comes with your ham (if it includes one) but I prefer to make my own, being able to make it more for my tastes. Plus, that bag of frozen glaze kind of …. scares me.

This ham could not get any easier. It’s why I load up on those cheap spiral hams whenever I can. We can get a number of meals out of a single ham, from sandwiches to omeletes.
Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I used a smoked spiral-sliced ham for my honey-glazed ham. You can also use a whole ham, sliced or not. But you must use one that is pre-cooked. If it’s not sliced you’ll want to score it first with a knife so that the glaze adheres to the ham. If you don’t it will just roll right on off into the bottom of the foil pouch and just sit there doing nothing, not adding flavor or anything to your ham.

Also try my southern glazed honey ham on the Big Easy.

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Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The Better Basket makes getting the ham in and out much easier.
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 ham
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6-8 pound bone-in spiral sliced cooked ham

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the ham from the packaging and place on a large piece of foil. Place it like you would in the Big Easy basket. Larger hams will have to be stood on edge.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour or brush HALF of the glaze over the ham, getting some of the glaze in between the ham slices. Keep the remaining glaze warm over low heat.
  • Seal tightly in the foil, leaving the seam at the top. Transfer to the Big Easy and cook (heat) for approximately 10 minutes per pound or until the ham reaches 145 F as tested in several places.
  • Remove the basket from the Big Easy. Carefully remove the ham to a cutting board and brush with the remaining glaze. Cover with foil and let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Honey-Chipotle Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m a big fan of cooking honey-chipotle glazed ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy. The ham gets a nice roasted flavor, a bit of a crispy outside, and a super-moist inside. This time I started with a 10 pound pressed ham, which I scored (a technique I need to practice) and then glazed as it cooked. No mess, no fuss, and mighty darned good in the end. The glaze has a bit of sweet and a definite kick to it. Chipotles not only add spiciness, they add a bit of smokiness, giving the ham an almost char-grilled flavor. Fantastic!
honey-chipotle-glazed-ham-on-the-char-broil-big-easySome of the ham I sliced thick, to eat as ham steaks. Some I chopped for omlets. And most I sliced super-thin for fantastic sandwiches.

Also check out my spiral ham cooked on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Man, was it ever great too! My pepper onion beer sauce makes for a great topping for ham!

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Honey-Chipotle Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 8-10 pound cooked ham, bone-in or boneless
  • 2 1/4 cups Ginger Ale diet is fine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced (I added more because we like spicy!)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Combine the Ginger Ale, brown sugar, honey and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir. Bring to a simmer and let simmer until reduced by half.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Score the ham as desired.
  • Place into the Big Easy basket and place into the Big Easy. Total cook time will be 15 minutes per pound. 30 minutes before being done, start glazing the ham ever 5-10 minutes. You'll end up using about half of the glaze.
  • Remove ham and let rest 10 minutes before slicing or carving.
  • Return the unused glaze to the saucepan and warm slightly to use as a gravy for the ham.

Spiral Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This spiral ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy turned out to be one of the easiest heat-and-eat dishes I’ve ever made. I grabbed a pre-cooked ham on sale at the market, removed it from the bag and put it into the lit cooker. That’s it. I didn’t marinade it, glaze it, talk to it, rub it… nothing. The end result was unbelievably tasty. Still moist and tender, with just a bit of (really yummy) char on the edges. I would (and will) make this again and again. It’s perfect for a crowd and of course, doesn’t take up any room in the oven, making it perfect for a family get-together.

Also try my southern honey glazed ham!

Spiral Ham on the Char-Broil Big EasySince this was my first time ‘cooking’ a ham on my Big Easy, I did stick my Maverick thermometer into the end (not touching the bone) to make sure the ham got to 145 F. The ham rose another 10 degrees after removing it from the fryer and resting. The ham needed 10 minutes per pound to reach the proper temperature.

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Spiral Ham on the Char-Broil Big EasyI did contemplate glazing the ham the last 10 minutes, but I decided against it. My Big Easy was running around 385-390 F, and the ham was already getting a nice char on it. A glaze (particularly one with brown sugar in it) would definitely turn the ham even blacker, so I skipped it. Turns out I didn’t need it at all. From sandwiches, to omlettes, to quesadillas, this ham was great! You can also cook pressed hams just as easily on the Big Easy.

If you want to kick up your ham with a coffee-infused gravy, check out my red- and black-eyed gravies. My pepper onion beer sauce makes for a great topping for ham!

Spiral Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Spiral Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-cooked spiral ham mine weighed 9 pounds

Instructions

  • Fire up your Char-Broil Big Easy.
  • Place the ham into your cook basket, sliced end down.
  • Cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 F, about 10 minutes per pound. Glaze the last 10 minutes if desired, but keep an eye on it.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before serving.