Best ham ever and dirty secrets!

Want a tasty, easy, ham and rice meal for this weekend?
EVERY single time I make this ham and rice…’s a hit.
It is requested by thousands.
By my family.
But, we DO have a big family.
Both are super easy.
Both taste super complicated.
Perfect Honey Ham?
Grab a ham……..
Put it in a pan.
Pack about 1 cup of brown sugar on top…..
Pour about 1/2 cup of honey over that…..
SECRET ingredient…..
Pour about 3 cups of Co-coler (that’s how we say it in the south) over it all.
Wrap tight in foil. Super tight….I love to seal it up. My opinion….it keeps my meat from drying out.
Cook at 325 degrees. 15 minutes for every pound with a bone in ham.
(LOVE bone in hams….save your bone. Have some great recipes to use that bone with!)
LEAVE IT! It will smell divine!
Put a cookie sheet under your pan….it could get messy by the way!
Now……grab these THREE super , secret, dirty-rice ingredients…..
I am showing you different varieties because it does NOT really matter what brand you use.
It is only THREE ingredients for the BEST DIRTY RICE!
Trust me.
It’s a prize winner.
I am always asked to bring this dish.
Pork sausage (I use mild)
 Box of beef rice
Box of long grain and wild rice.
USE one sausage, ONE box of beef rice, One box of long grain…..
If you use two boxes of beef…then two sausages…two long grain….
Got it?
That easy.
First step:
Brown and crumble sausage.
Then easiest step……dump contents of your boxes and seasoning packets.
DUMP THEM in the sausage….
Bathing suit season is almost over… will be OK….
Do this while sucking on a stick of butter.
It won’t seem as bad for you that way.
Dump Rice box contents and the amount of water specified to use for rice on each box…….
mix it up with crumbled sausage and grease…..
So, if one box says use a cup and a half and other box says two cups….
Use three and a half cups of water.
Let it boil.
Then slightly cover and simmer until ALL liquid is out of rice.
(Throw the boxes into your neighbors trash)
This rice is so tasty and impressive.
It will taste like you worked your tail off making it… don’t need to share the fact that it’s all out of boxes.
Unless you are like me and you tend to tell your mailman, baker and neighborhood, all of  your yard sale deals and what you spent on your shorts at Goodwill.
If that is the case, then you will blurt out the ingredients as soon as anyone compliments you.
Don’t be like me.
Best leftover ham sandwiches in the world…..
You will eat the rice alone as a meal.
Bet ya’ love it!
Let me know if you are going to try it.
Do you have a secret recipe that impresses everyone but that is so simple to prepare?
Care to share?
We won’t tell a soul your secrets!
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27 thoughts on “Best ham ever and dirty secrets!

  • August 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Ooooh Love! Trying it this weekend. Best Sunday dinner ever!

  • August 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    This sounds like a winner!  Love easy recipes like this.  Will definitely make this dish.

  • August 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Hate to be a downer, but I will anyway.  What is your cholesterol?!?!?!  I’m a New Englander, bet you guessed somewhere north.  Have you ever tried making dirty rice without the grease.  Cholesterol aside, I cannot eat that much fat, I literally get sick.  Thanks.

  • August 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I LOVE YOU & how you talk & think…just like me…I tell ya… 
    I use (1) 12oz can of  Coke on my ham, no brown sugar/no honey & it’s wonderful & still sweet…sealed up tight so the COKE can steam into it.

    Gonna try your dirty little secret Dirty Rice too!!!!  Maybe I’ll serve it w/your “Butt” BBQ soon


  • August 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    love it all !  Wow I know some boyscouts that would do this in their dutch oven over charcoals too !

  • August 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Sounds awesome! I am definitely going to try the dirty rice this weekend!

  • August 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Oh that sounds scrumptious!  Can’t wait to try. Well the ham will wait til its a little bit cooler.    Love having a ham bone for soup later too!

  • August 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    That sounds so delicious!! And super easy too! I’m so a “tell everyone in the whole world all of my deals and tricks” kind of gal. I just like to spread the joy! 🙂 Can’t wait to try this!

  • August 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    What a letdown…I always thought my favorite sister-in-law was spending all day in the kitchen making this rice….and now the secret is out.  I think I am going to go eat some butter and wash it down with a glass of bacon grease… really is some good Ham and Dirty Rice (But not as good as Sonja’s).

  • August 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    It looks scrumptious…am going to give it a bash!

  • August 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    These sound really good. I’m going to the Minnesota State fair Tuesday and am trying the deep fried butter on a stick! No I’m not making this up. There is such a thing. If you don’t hear from me for a while afterwards, my arteries have probably slammed shut and I’ll be spending a few days in intensive care! Can’t wait for that and oh yeah, the Beer Garden!

  • August 30, 2011 at 2:54 am

    I’m awful at spilling the beans on every deal in my house…even if it is about my toilet paper. Let me know if you do try….hope you like! Love, Me

  • August 30, 2011 at 2:55 am

    @0634eef070185601069b26030085598d:disqus  The ham is so fun in the summer too though…..leftover ham…..cold cut….mayo….fresh bread…….summer tomatoes…, don’t walk and make a ham girl! Love, Me

  • August 30, 2011 at 2:57 am

    @google-6155ffed56cbdd93d5da2e909883a20f:disqus  You sound like my sister…she always would say…this would be perfect for the boyscouts and their dutch ovens! She even made our families have “dutch oven” recipe contests on camping trips. They will love it! Love, Me

  • August 30, 2011 at 2:58 am

    @1041f59595b8eceaf486e7ba8a859eff:disqus  You are NOT a downer and we couldn’t eat every day. We do actually have perfect cholesterol but we were born in the south and bottle fed melted butter…they may have prepared our systems ; ) Drain your grease…use turkey sausage…bet you still love it! Love, Me

  • September 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Love your blog, just stumbled on it via MMS…laughed my butt off (oh how I wish that were literal) and wondered if you were my long lost sister. I am a “flipper” and a CL addict as well–I have a garage full of junk waiting for some lovin’ & though I haven’t yet tried AS paint I may just give it a try (afterall they have a store only 40 mins from me!).  
    Anyways, I think this dinner sounds oh so yummy I have to give it a whirl. I wonder if I could crockpot the ham instead of baking it? Probably, you can crockpot just about anything. Your butter comment almost made me spit soda on my screen. Looking forward to more entries ;0)

  • September 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh, that is some good food.  Wonderful dirty secrets!
    Thanks for joining HSH!

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  • September 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I picked up a boneless ham (my first time ever picking one out or cooking one) would this recipe still work with a boneless one? It sounds so yummy! Thanks 🙂

    • September 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      Kayla, I have used the same ingredients on a boneless ham. Just adjust amounts. Good luck! XO!


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