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French Lentils with Bourbon-Glazed Ham

French Lentils with Bourbon-Glazed Ham

French Lentils with Bourbon-Glazed Ham

Easy to make, always appetizing and infused with a Maker’s-based kick, this is an ideal recipe for a special occasion or a delicious family dinner any night of the week.

Servings: 4
Ready In:


  • 1/4 cup Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1-1/2 cups French lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 small carrots, finely diced
  • 2 medium shallots, finely diced
  • 2 celery ribs, finely diced
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 6 ounces thick-cut ham, diced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the lentils, carrots, shallots, celery and bay leaves. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer – stirring occasionally – until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. Add more water if the mixture is dry before the lentils are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the bourbon to a boil over medium heat. Add the ham, honey and vinegar. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the ham is glazed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the lentils and transfer to a large bowl. Discard the bay leaves. Fold in the ham, mustard and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Tags: Recipes, Entrees, Hungry, French Lentils, Carrots, Shallots, Celery, Bay Leaves, Ham, Honey, Vinegar, Mustard, Parsley, Salt, Pepper