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Spicy Beer Mustard and Smoky Ham Appetizers

Thanks to Lisa Zinnicker, the Charcuterie Board stylist


I  know that you know I’m a fan of Charcuterie Boards mostly because they look rich and the variety of nibbles offers a favorite flavor for every guest.

And most important Charcuterie Boards may be prepared in advance and constructed hours before serving so that I, the host can participate in the party and enjoy hearing guests exclaiming over the abundant beauty and sensational taste of the  Charcuterie.


Smoky Ham Appetizers-– A stand-up pairing for Holiday Charcuterie Boards!  I make the Smoky Ham Appetizers in fewer than 40 minutes, and they may be  refrigerated for 2-3 days or frozen for many more days.  I’m saying, “Make them now in preparation for  Feasts and gatherings to come between today and greeting New Year 2019!”

Smoky Ham Appetizers fresh from the oven
Smoky Ham Appetizers with Hot Pepper Glaze




Bon Appetit! and until we meet again, a Holiday Haiku for you.

Spicy Beer Mustard

Longing for a starring role

in your Holidays


Smoky Ham Appetizer with Hot Pepper Glaze

Smokey Ham Appetizers may play the starring roles on your Holiday Charcuterie Boards
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Cooking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 guests

What You'll Need:

  • 1 pound ground ham
  • ½ pound freshly ground pork
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Spicy Beer Mustard
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • cup Hot Pepper Jelly (Jalapeno)
  • cup Hot Pepper Jelly (for glaze)
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar (for glaze)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (for glaze)
  • 1 Tablespoon Spicy Beer Mustard (for glaze)

How To Prepare:

  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat over to 350 Degrees.
    Melt jelly in your microwave, less than 1 minute. Measure 2/3 cup. Save remaining jelly for the glaze.
    In medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands.
    Also by hand, form slightly larger than walnut-size balls because they shrink in the baking process.
    Place Smokey Ham Appetizers on Baking Sheet
    Bake approximately 20 minutes or until meat thermometer measures 160 Degrees.
    While the appetizers are baking, combine the following ingredients:
    1/3 cup Jalapeno Jelly
    3 Tablespoons brown sugar
    2 Tablespoons soy sauce
    1 Tablespoon Spicy Beer Mustard
    Stir and heat to combine ingredients and dissolve the brown sugar. With care, use the micro-save or hear on a stove burner to a simmer.
    While the Smokey Ham Appetizers are hot, paint each with the glaze. Cool and cover tightly to refrigerate or freeze.
    Serve at room temperature or slightly warm.