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