Red wine Braised Ham

Don't buy a cheap ham

Don’t buy a cheap ham

The sauce is the star for this simple dish.

Ham Braised in Red Wine

  • 5-6 lb smoked ham fat trimmed off
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion halved and sliced thin
  • 1 tomato diced fine
  • 1 whole clove crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour

In a pan large enough to hold the ham, arrange onion and tomato evenly on the bottom. Sprinkle with clove and then pour in one cup each of wine and all of the stock. Add bay leaf and place ham on top. Place in an oven at 350 degrees and roast until ham is done, basting with juices every 15 minutes. Remove ham to a cutting board and strain liquid into a bowl and discard solids. Heat butter and flour in the roasting dish until dark golden brown then add pan liquid and remaining cup of wine. Bring to a boil and then simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve sauce over ham slices.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Red wine Braised Ham

  1. we both absolutely love this ham, but we are having 2 major problem here, 1) can not buy ham anywhere and 2) redwine is dreadfully expensive here, so better drink it !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Karen says:

    I’ve never tried a red wine sauce with ham, it sounds good.

  3. sippitysup says:

    A red wine sauce for ham sounds delightful. And since it only takes 2 cups there will be plenty for sipping too. GREG

  4. sounds wonderful – my hams this year are super tasty – love the idea of a wine sauce to spice it up.. happy new year . c

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