This easy marinated ham recipe is dripping in buttery deliciousness! It so easy you may want to make a double batch to freeze, for later!
My aunt would invite just us ladies over for a little delicate picnic at her house in the summertime. I’ll never forget these little ladies days out with my mom, my sister, her daughter and her.
The sandwiches would usually be chicken salad on white bread, cut into the cutest little triangles. She’d serve a cucumber salad, some fruit and some lemonade. We would dish up on the fancy china that she’d gotten out that day, just for this occasion. Then we would seemingly promenade to the sun room to enjoy our luncheon (said with my best english accent).
One time she made these delectable marinated ham sandwiches made served on a fresh, warm homemade bun. It was a bit more rustic that the delicate chicken or egg sandwiches that we were accustomed to during our visits.
Taking my first bite of this sandwich I knew it was going to be good as a squish of buttery juice dripped down my arm. I can still remember the taste of that sandwich sitting on her sunny front porch that day. Being was only about fourteen at the time and really had no need to ask for the recipe for this divine, buttery, bacon-tasting amazingness that I had just eaten. I just asked for another sandwich.
This marinated ham recipe will amp up your average ham sandwich. Marinated ham is buttery, savory and rich with flavor. We love how fast and easy this recipe is to make in the instant pot, too.
Once we realized how fast and delicious this recipe was, we’d make it for graduation parties and more get togethers. Then the guys started asking for it to make the list of field meals that we served throughout the summer! We also love bring it to breakfast brunches with our Easy Bake Egg Strata, Creamy Orange Muffins and Gooey Caramel Rolls! And now, I’m salivating!
I decided to make an Instant Pot version of this recipe, which making bitting into this buttery ham, quicker than ever! Usually I will double the recipe, so my Instant Pot is the best way to make a bit lot of this at one time.
In a medium saucepan Melt 1/2 C. (1 stick) of butter Add 1 tsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. flour 1 1/2 T. lemon juice 1 1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce Dash of hot sauce Dash of Cayenne pepper to taste 2/3 C. Water Bring to a boil, then pour over ham.
Loosely add 2 lbs. of shaved ham to your Instant Pot. We want to make sure the marinade can get through to each slice. Once the marinade has been brought to a boil, pour the ingredients over the ham. Close the lid and lock. Press the Meat button and increase time to 50 minutes.
I always double my batch of the marinaded ham so I can have leftovers or freeze some. We love how they dress up a BLT. This time of year we have so many fresh veggies, that it’s just the best treat! Our kids love eating just a pile of ham on a plate. But who could really blame them?
I have not added any more water to the IP. The recipe does call for 2/3 cup of water as part of the marinade recipe and that seems to be sufficient.
The butter in the marinade and the pressure from the IP helps keep the ham super moist and juicy. You will have a good lot of juice in the bottom of the IP after it gets done cooking. When I store any left over ham, I pour all the juices right in with the ham, itself to keep in moist.
Nope! And this is the best part. You just heat up the marinade ingredients from my recipe and pour it over the sliced ham. Close and let the Instant Pot do the rest!
Let me know if you make this recipe and what you think! I’d love to hear how you like it!
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