Recipe: Sara Evans’ Honey-Beer Ham

Recipe: Sara Evans’ Honey-Beer Ham

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Getting ready for a fourth of July cookout? If you’re itching for something other than the typical menu, consisting of hotdogs and burgers, give Sara Evans’ Honey-Beer Ham a try. Though it takes a few hours to cook, preparation is fairly easy and it’ll be a dish you and your guests won’t soon forget.

If you’d like to give it a go, check out the recipe below.

Sara Evan’s Honey-Beer Ham

Ingredients: (Serves 16)
1 bone-in ham shank (8 lb)
12 oz beer
1 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons whole cloves (or 1/2 tsp ground cloves)

Preparation:
Pre-heat oven to 275°. Place ham in roasting pan, making sure the cut side is down. Pour beer over meat, then drizzle honey evenly over top. Use brown sugar and pat evenly over the honey. Score ham. Pierce ham with whole cloves or sprinkle ground cloves. Cook uncovered. Internal temperature should reach 160°. Will take 4 to 6 hours.

Nutritional Info:
326 calories per serving, 16 g fat (2 g saturated), 27 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 42 g protein

Add bonus: The Journal of the American Dietetic Association finds that the glaze of brown sugar and honey has more antioxidants than refined sugar does. Cloves also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar by nearly 30 percent.