Chipotle glazed spiral ham ready for the holidays! Ham is a great and delicious choice for the holidays! This no fuss recipe yields a juicy and flavorful spiral ham with a kick from chipotles in adobo.
Keep It Simple During The Holidays. Don’t Stress About Leftovers.
Ten pounds of jamon may seem intimidating, but I look forward to the leftovers. There are endless recipes that you could prepare using the leftovers. Some of the recipes that come to mind, frijoles charros, papas con huevo, scalloped potatoes, caldo de papa con queso, macaroni and cheese!
Lemon Garlic Skillet Potatoes
1 pound baby white potatoes, washed
2 tablespoons avocado or grapeseed oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
2-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
6 cloves of garlic, minced
Zest of 1 large lemon
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon mixed fresh herbs, minced(thyme, rosemary and parsley
In a large skillet with a lid, add washed baby potatoes. Heat skillet to medium. Drizzle in the 2 tbsp of oil and cover the skillet.
After a few minutes the potatoes will begin to sizzle. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat to medium/low and stir the potatoes.
You will continue to cook and stir potatoes as needed until the potatoes are fork tender.
Once potatoes are fork tender, add the butter and garlic. Saute garlic for 3-4 minutes. Mix in the lemon zest, juice and fresh herbs. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve right away.
Lime/Chile de Arbol Green Beans
After you wash and trim 12 oz of fresh green beans, transfer to a microwave safe bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes. Transfer green beans to a large skillet that has 3 tablespoons of melted butter and medium heat. Saute green beans for a few minutes or until they cook all the way through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix in the zest of 1 large lime, juice of half a lime and 1 crushed chile de arbol. Transfer to serving bowl.
Cranberry Orange Sauce With a Kick!
Make it fresh! Sweet, sour, spicy and a little salt to balance it all out. This cranberry orange sauce is delicious with ham or turkey!
Chipotle Glazed Ham
- 10 pound spiral ham
- 6 ounces piloncillo or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard
- 2 chipotles in adobo minced
- 3/4 cups chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- Unwrap the ham and place flat side down in roaster pan. Let it sit on the counter for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- In a medium pot, add the piloncillo(or brown sugar), mustard, chipotle and chicken broth. Bring it up to a simmer and season with salt and pepper to taste. I tend to like a lot of pepper. Cook the glaze for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and reserve.
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- When ready, cover ham in roasting pan tightly with foil paper. Place on the middle rack in oven. Bake for 2- 2 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reads 120 degrees F.
- Remove foil paper. Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
- If possible, flip the ham on it’s side, so spiral parts ends up on top. glaze generously all over. Make sure gets in between slices. Flip back over so flat side down. Add more glaze and then transfer back into oven.
- Repeat the glazing after 10 minutes. Repeat one more time. Remove the ham from the oven. Tent loosely with foil paper and let sit for 25-30 minutes before serving.
- Transfer ham to serving platter. Take the remaining glaze and whisk it with the juices at the bottom of roasting pan. Pour some of these juices over sliced ham on the platter before serving.