Looking for cowboy and western cooking recipes?  YES! Alan's Kitchen has a large collection of favorite cowboy and western cooking recipes that you're sure to love.
Web Alan's Kitchen Recipes

Home | COWBOY Trivia | Menus | Grocery Tips | Where to Picnic

Hall of Fame Western Film & TV | Cowboy Menus | Cowboy Picnics

Home >> Cowboy & Western Recipes >> Cowboy Meat Recipes

Alan's FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE

Food, Cooking, Picnic, Tailgate, & Backyard Recipes plus more...


Prairie Roasted Ham

Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 10 servings


  • 8 - pounds fresh ham, whole or half
  • 2 - bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 - teaspoon dried sage or thyme
  • 1 - garlic clove, minced
  • 2 - teaspoons salt
  • 2 - teaspoons freshly ground pepper or crushed peppercorns
  • 2 - Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 - cup chicken broth


Preheat oven to 300-degrees F.

  1. Score the ham by cutting cross-hatched gashes through the rind and fat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the bay leaves, sage or thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Rub into the gashes.
  4. Place ham on a roasting pan rack, fat side up, and place in oven.
  5. Slowly roast for 2-1/2 hours (25-minutes per pound).
  6. During the last 20 minutes, increase temperature to 375� F. and baste frequently with the drippings.  
  7. You want to have a crisp, brown skin.  
  8. When done, set aside on platter.
  9. Skim most of the fat from the drippings, and stir in the flour.  
  10. Gradually add the broth and cook briskly, stirring continues, until thickened.  
  11. Serve in gravy boat.

Powered by ... All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
AlansKitchen Privacy Policy

Contact Us | About Us | Site Map