With this recipe for Ham with Cola and Mustard Glaze, you can easily make a juicy, tender piece of meat with a delicious taste. A surprising twist on a classic ham!
The sweet caramel-like flavor of the cola mixed with mustard, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar gives a delicious taste.
This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight and unique enough to serve at a dinner party or during the holidays. Try it yourself quickly!
Coca-Cola Baked Ham
I find ham so festive and delicious. And we eat it not only during the holidays but also during regular weekdinners. Because when a ham like this is baking in the oven, the whole house immediately smells good.
And so recently, I could choose a delicious ham with Cumberland sauce and slow cooker ham with Maple glaze. But from now on, this delightful variant has been added: ham with Coca Cola sauce baked in the oven.
Cola Glazed Ham
What makes this ham so unique? The sauce with which you rub the ham several times. It is made from mustard (delicious spice), apple cider vinegar (a slightly sour taste), brown sugar, and Coca-Cola. And the last two give a delightful caramel flavor to the sauce.
By brushing the ham several times with the sauce, the flavor is absorbed into the meat. And the outside gets a syrupy, sweet layer. And that, in combination with the ham, is really delicious. Try it yourself quickly!
Did you make this recipe? Tag #byandreajanssen via Instagram. I enjoy seeing what your creation looks like. Video recipes can be found on my YouTube channel. And don't forget to save the recipes on Pinterest so you can easily find them next time!
SUBSCRIBE for more videos of By Andrea Janssen:https://www.youtube.com/c/ByAndréaJanssen
Ham with Cola and Mustard Glaze
- 4 tablespoons coarse mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup Coca Cola
- 1 ½ pound ham
- 20 cloves
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Preheat the oven to 390 °F or 355 °F. Place a rack in an oven dish or baking tin.
- Make the sauce. Place the mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat.4 tablespoons coarse mustard, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, ¾ cup dark brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Stir well and add the cola little by little. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat.½ cup Coca Cola
- Make diagonal cuts in the ham with a sharp knife to get a diamond pattern. Insert cloves into the intersections of the diamond pattern. Place the ham on the rack in the baking dish.1 ½ pound ham, 20 cloves
- Brush the ham with a generous amount of the sauce. Pour the rest of the sauce into the baking tin.
- Place the ham in the middle of the oven and reduce the temperature to 355 °F or 320 °F. Bake for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the ham from the oven. Spoon half of the sauce from the oven dish into a separate pan. Brush the ham again with the sauce and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
- Cook the sauce in the pan until it thickens (about 5 to 10 minutes over high heat).
- Now brush the ham with the thickened sauce and bake it again in the oven for about 20 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check whether the ham is done. Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the ham; the temperature should be 150 °F.
- Remove the ham from the oven. Adjust the sauce if necessary, and let the ham cool slightly before cutting it.
- Ham is the thick part of a pig's hindquarters. It is sold with and without bone.
- For ham, you need 10 minutes before 4 oz. (100 grams) are done. So, if your ham is heavier, extend the baking time by 10 minutes for every extra 4 oz.
- If you want to ensure your ham is done, use a meat thermometer. The temperature must be 150 °F (65 °C).
- Thinly sliced on bread
- Chopped small in soup or a meal salad,
- as a pizza topping.
Allow the meat to cool quickly to room temperature before storing.
- Refrigerator: Wrap the meat in plastic wrap. This will stay good for up to 3 days in the fridge.
- Freezer: Wrap the ham in foil and then in a freezer box. Freeze and store for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: Preheat the oven to 285 °F (140 °C) and heat the meat to a core temperature of 122 °F (50 °C).