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Sticky & Spicy American Mustard Glazed Ham

Prep time 30 minutes Cook time 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves 20 people



  • 1 x 8-10 kg Australian ham leg, rind removed
  • American mustard and a leafy green salad, to serve

Sticky & spicy American mustard glaze

  • 1 ½ cups firmly-packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons American mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chillies in adobe sauce, finely chopped (see tips in 'General Information' tab)
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Meanwhile, using a sharp knife or Stanley knife, score the ham fat (not the flesh) at 1cm intervals. Wrap the hock in foil (this prevents it from burning).
  2. 2.
    Place ham on a greased rack in a large baking pan lined with foil (see tip in 'General Information' tab).
  3. 3.
    To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring, over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes until thickened.
  4. 4.
    Brush the ham fat a few times to evenly coat with the glaze. Roast for 45-50 minutes, brushing with remaining glaze once, or until ham is golden and caramelised. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Slice and serve warm or cold with American mustard and a leafy green salad.

General Information


For ease, use a large disposable foil roasting pan and place on a large baking tray.

Canned chipotle chillies in adobe sauce adds a spicy, smoky flavour to the glaze, they are available from large supermarkets.  If you prefer a less-spicy flavoured glaze, leave these out of the recipe.