Baked Ham with Vegetable Stuffing
Recipe by Jundy Gueco
Ingredients: serve 8 to 10
1 ¼ kilos cooked ham, whole and boneless
8 sliced bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
150 grams fresh spinach, sliced thinly
½ cup thinly sliced fresh button mushrooms
½ cup teaspoon dried rosemary cheddar strips, for topping
Slice the whole ham at ¼ inch intervals without cutting completely through, leaving the ham still whole at the bottom. Place in an ovenproof dish and set aside.
Place bacon on ungreased skillet. Turn on heat to medium low and cook bacon until fat is drawn out and bacon turns crisp but not to dark, about 3 minutes. Remove bacon from pan, place between paper towels. Put bacon in a bowl and crumble to medium pieces. Discard excess oil from pan.
In the same skillet, heat butter. Lightly sauté onion until nearly transparent, about 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and mushrooms;
Cook on medium high heat for 2 minutes. Drain excess moisture from the pan. Add bacon, cheese and rosemary. Heat through.
Pack stuffing between the ham slices. Decorate with extra strips of cheese.
Heat in microwave oven(medium – high) for 3 minutes or until strips of cheese start to melt. Or bake in preheated conventional oven (350oF) for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.