Honey Lemon Ham with golden beets


How good does this photo look? Seriously, I'm impressed with my self. Truth is, this recipe is so easy to make, it's ridic. In fact, the only step that takes any time at all is cooking the beets. So, if by chance you want to make this ham and serve it with a different vegetable, or on it's own, you can make it very quickly. Regardless though, this recipe is effortless. So no excuses! Get in the kitchen, and get cooking.

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TIME: 10 minutes + 45-60 minutes to cook beats

SERVES: 2 adults


1 pound smoked ham

1-2 pounds golden beets

2 tbs raw honey

2 tbs grass-fed butter (salted) + 1 tsp for cooking

juice of 1 medium lemon (or 1/2 large lemon)

1 large clove of garlic (chopped)

1/4 tsp sea salt


1. Fill a pot with water, add in sea salt and golden beets (with skin on), and bring to a boil. Cook covered over a boil until a fork can easily be inserted into the beats (45-60 minutes). When the beats are fully cooked, remove from water, peel off skin, and slice into desired size/shape. While you cook the beets you can work on the rest of the meal, or wait until they are finished. Your call.

2. In a small sauce pan, combine the garlic, lemon juice, honey, and 2 tbs butter. Bring to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes, stiring frequently.

3. Heat a pan with butter over medium heat. Slice your ham into desired shape and thickness (see photo) and cook on both sides until juicy, warm, and starting to brown.

4. Arrange ham and beets on a plate, and spoon the sauce on top of everything. Serve and eat!