Beer Baked Ham

And comes Easter, my memories include the ever present baked ham, usually in a beer, mustard and brown sugar glaze. The meal was alway sided with scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs, hot fresh rolls and butter.

These days, I’m reluctant to roast an entire ham, but a good fully cooked spiral ham is well within the sphere of possibilities.

The cooking liquid is vibrant and flavorful, so one might reduce that down or thicken with a bit of cornstarch to produce a wonderful gravy for drizzling over the meat or to top an open-faced sandwich.

The meat remaining from the meal can produce many follow-on dishes, from sandwiches to ham salad, or maybe even a western omelet the following morning.

Do make sure you are using a FULLY-COOKED ham and that in the baking process, you bring it to an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beer Baked Ham

Rich smokey ham, tangy mustard, and smooth beer.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 ea Ham Fully Cooked, 3-4 pounds, Spiral Cut
  • 1 can Beer Decent Stuff
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Yellow or whole grain


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Place ham in roasting pan
  • Pour over 1 cup of beer
  • Roast for 12-15 minutes per pound. (lloking for 135)
  • Do baste this every 10-20 minutes.
  • Mix 1/2 cup beer with the mustard and brown sugar. (looking for a thick paste)
  • When the ham is at temp, pull it and glaze.
  • Return the ham to the oven for 10-15 minutes longer to set the glaze (~140).
  • Slice, serve and drizzle with cooking liquids.


One of my childhood memories, beer baked ham, scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs, and hot buttered rolls.
This will make sandwiches so make sure you have swiss cheese in the fridge,
DO reserve the cooking liquid and reduce it down for a drizzle on all those open face sammies. 


Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked, Follow On, Ham, Pork
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  Filed under: American, Baked, Follow On, Roast, Sauce, Spring

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