The sweetness of the maple and the richness of the dark beer makes this ham a Canadian staple. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, they will make the best ham sandwiches ever.
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Prepare and cook the onions and garlice: Cut the onions in 1 cm dice. Mince the garlic. In the large pot on medium heat, add the oil (1 tbsp) and cook the onion and garlic until soft – about 5 minutes.
Prepare the cooking liquid: Add the dark beer and maple and mustard mix, spice blend and water (1 cup). Bring to a boil uncovered stirring regularly.
Cook the ham: Place the ham in the pot. Cover and let simmer on low for about 2 hours, until the ham is tender. Move the ham every 30 minutes to ensure it does not stick to the bottom. Once the ham is done, remove it from the pot and remove the skin. Set the ham aside.
Transform the cooking liquid into the glaze: Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the pot back on medium-high heat and bring to a boil uncovered. Reduce the liquid by about half, about 10-15 minutes. Add the maple syrup and set aside.
Transform the cooking liquid into the glaze: Place the ham in a deep roasting pan. Baste the ham with the reduced sauce (glaze). Bake in the oven uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, basting frequently, until the ham is dark golden and has a caramelized glaze.
Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Cooking for kids?
Get those kids in the kitchen! Little ones as young as two years old can help with meal prep. When kids help prepare food, they may be more likely to try the same food at the table.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 2 & 4.
- Prepare the cooking liquid
- Transform the cooking liquid into the glaze
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Demorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2018
This wine shows sweet vanilla and hints of almonds on the nose with a clean tropical fruit finish. Delicate oak flavours support a rich and full fruit flavour in the mouth with layers of white peach, apricot, grapefruit and vanilla.
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Domaine de Ronces Cuvée Georges 2012
This wine represents a balance between the freshness and the finesse of Chardonnay and the aromas of nuts and hazelnuts
Region: Jura, France
Michel Gassier, Halos de Jupiter Côtes du Rhône 2017
A blend of 80/20 Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône gives up ample dark fruits, black cherries, licorice, and herbs. It’s medium to full-bodied, has good acidity, and a big, rich, opulent style
Region: Côtes du Rhône, France
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