I don’t know about the people in your house but the ones that live in my home love ham. The Mermaid calls the salad bar at Ruby Tuesdays the ‘Ham Bar’ – it is serious love. One of my favorite recipes for ham is one of the simplest – a Dr Pepper Ham. It is ridiculously simple.
You will need:
- a pre-cooked / pre-sliced ham (I get a 2 pound Smithfield ham)
- a can of Dr Pepper
- brown sugar
How to do it:
- Lay a long stretch of foil in a baking dish. It needs to be long enough to make a tent around your ham without touching the top. If you do it right the foil will keep everything in it and you won’t have to wash the pan.
- Put the ham on the foil. ***Do not use pam or any grease it is not needed.
- Pour a little soda on the ham just to get it wet.
- Use your fingers and pat the brown sugar all over the top of the ham. Try to smoosh some in between the slices without knocking them apart.
- Dribble a bit more soda over the brown sugar to make it a bit like a paste – do not pour enough to wash the sugar off.
- Fold the foil to make a closed tent around the ham.
- Bake according to the package directions. Generally 20 min for each pound at 325 degrees.
- Open the foil and let it rest for a few minutes before digging in.
The left overs make great a great sandwich, omelet mix-in, salad topper, or just a snack with crackers and cheese.
You can also do this with Coca Cola but it comes out sweeter.