Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham

Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham

A nice piece of roast ham served at the table is another favourite during the holiday season. You can serve it alongside your roast turkey or beef, or as the main star of the show!

We love the simplicity of this Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham recipe. It’s so easy to prepare while you’re cooking other Christmas treats, but also perfect to cook a day ahead and save some precious time on the day. The key to this honey ham recipe is to cook the ham first in liquid. For this, we use beer, stock, and aromatics to infuse our ham with even more flavour. Once the ham is cooked, we score it and brush it with a mixture of honey and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, ready to go into the oven and to get beautifully crisp on the outside. 

This simple combination of ingredients, honey and our Chipotle Paste, is all you need to make your honey roast ham shine and taste amazing on Christmas Day, ready to be sliced and enjoyed by your family and friends.

Last but not least if you have any leftovers, fry the ham slices with a bit of olive oil in a pan, just enough to warm it and crisp it up. Add the warm chipotle ham slices to a piece of crusty baguette with a bit of mayo and dijon mustard. Last but not least, add some Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serranos and enjoy! This is the popular way to enjoy ham leftovers in Mexico.

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    2 hrs 20 mins

  • Total time

    2 hrs 30 Mins

  • Ideal for

    Main Course
  • Make it

    Mexican
  • Serves

    4

Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 91 fat 3.4g saturates 1.1g carbs 6.5g sugars 6.2g fibre 0.2g protein 7.8g salt 1.3g

How to make it

  1. Place the gammon in a large heavy base saucepan with the onion, garlic clove, bay leaves, rosemary sprigs and peppercorns. Pour in the beer, stock, and enough water to cover the joint. Bring to a boil and then lower down the temperature, cover with a lid and simmer for 2 hours on low.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Once ready, remove the gammon from the pan and leave to cool. In the meantime, in a bowl combine the Chipotle Paste with the honey.
  3. With a sharp knife criss-cross the fat layer of your gammon, place it in a baking dish, and brush it with the chipotle honey mixture all over. Place it in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Remember to keep basting the roast ham while cooking, and do this at least 2 to 3 times.
  4. Once ready, remove the chipotle ham from the oven and leave it to rest before carving.

What To Serve With Chipotle Honey Glazed Ham

We recommend serving this honey glazed ham with sides of:

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FAQs

How to glaze a ham?

We like using a basting brush to glaze a ham. It's easier than using a spoon, and gets the mixture all over the ham, into the creases, and doesn't make your hands all messy either.

What to serve with roast ham?

Some delicious Mexican sides by Gran Luchito of course! Try our Mexican Cauliflower Cheese, Chipotle Honey Roasted Carrots, Mexican Roast Potatoes, and Mexican Green Beans. Any of those would be great for this ham recipe.

Do you have to boil a ham before baking?

It's best to, yes. It retains the flavour, tenderness, and moisture through a gentle simmering process. Boiling is a good method to use when cooking dry-cured country hams. Cooking by this method provides a lot of flavour because it draws additional flavour from the meat itself and the bones as the ham cooks.

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Lisa Sweeney
Lisa Sweeney
3 years ago
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We loved this! We made it on Boxing Day and it was totally delicious!

Fergus - El Capitan - Gran Luchito
Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Sweeney

Great to hear Lisa, thanks for letting us know. What did you serve it with?

Nicole Adam
Nicole Adam
2 years ago
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Absolutely delicious, especially with the glazed carrots and chipotle roast potatoes on the side!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Nicole Adam

They work together like a dream don’t they!

Charley Johnson
Charley Johnson
2 years ago
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My go-to Christmas (or any other time!) ham recipe. I find boiling then baking the ham keeps it nice and juicy – nobody likes a dry ham! The Chipotle Chilli honey adds an amazing kick to it – that little bit different to your bog standard Xmas ham, that little bit more special! Sweet and warming sticky glaze – yum! My partner and I put chilli in most everything, so we were on to a winner here! Great to pick at fresh from the oven or as cold cuts, we love serving it with crusty bread and pickles!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
2 years ago

No dry or bog standard ham in sight here! Great feedback, thank you Charley

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
2 years ago
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Made this over Christmas, but made a glaze with your Chipotle paste and some black treacle rather than the honey and it was banging!

Had intended to use it with different meals, but it was so delicious we literally just kept putting it in some buttered rolls for about three days straight 🤣

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Robert Bennett

Good tip re treacle! That would certainly work pretty darn well too. The image of your buttered rolls with this recipe stuffed inside is just too much! 😋😍

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