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!
Some 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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
- 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
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.
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!
Since 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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I 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
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
- 1 pre-cooked spiral ham mine weighed 9 pounds
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.