This delightful out-of-the-box recipe combines the savoury flavours of our Halenda’s Meats mini ham with a delicious blend of BBQ sauce, garlic, bell peppers, and cheese. This dish will be a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a party or for your everyday dinner.

Let’s get started. Preheat your pellet grill or oven to 300 degrees, ensuring an ideal cooking temperature for the ham. The mini ham takes center stage in this recipe, and for the best results, we recommend using our award-winning mini ham from Halenda’s Meats.

Begin by cross-scoring the ham, creating slices approximately 1″ apart in vertical and horizontal directions. This technique allows the flavours to infuse the meat, and give you that burst of favour you are looking for.

Now it’s time to stuff the ham with some garlic, peppers and of course cheese. Feel free to get creative and stuff your ham with any other ingredients you would like. As you stuff the ham, ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout for a harmonious taste experience.

Place the stuffed ham directly on your grill or on a baking sheet, ready to be cooked to perfection. Allow the ham to cook for approximately 40 minutes, during which time the flavours meld together, creating an aroma that will make your mouth water in anticipation.

During the final 10 minutes of cooking, take the opportunity to baste the ham with your favourite BBQ sauce. The sweet and tangy flavours of the sauce will enhance the overall taste profile, adding a delightful glaze to the exterior of the ham. This step ensures a moist and succulent texture while infusing the meat with a rich and smoky essence.

Once the cooking time is complete, remove the ham from the grill or oven, allowing it to rest for a brief period of 5 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, ensuring a tender and juicy bite every time.

When ready to serve, slice the mini stuffed ham into tantalizing portions, and pair it with your choice of side! Sweet potato, mashed potatoes and veggies make a great pairing. Each bite offers a delightful combination of tender ham, smoky BBQ sauce, aromatic garlic, and the subtle crunch of bell peppers, perfectly complemented by the creamy and melty marble cheese.

Gather your loved ones around the table, and with each bite, our mini ham blooming ham recipe with be a fan favourite. It’s a dish that will undoubtedly leave everyone craving more, making it an unforgettable addition to any gathering or special occasion. Enjoy!

You can find our award-winning Mini Ham and your local Metro, Sobeys and Foodland!

blooming ham

Blooming Ham Recipe

This Blooming Ham is just bursting at the seams with flavour.  Cross scored to stuff your favourite ingredients with. We used our award-winning mini ham, garlic, cheese, and bell peppers. This ham is a weeknight dinner hero - let’s make it together.Our Award-Winning Mini Ham is the perfect protein for your everyday meal. Who just wants ham on holidays? This blooming ham recipe is the fun you need for a week day dinner or gathering!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 3


  • 1 Halenda's Meats Mini Ham
  • BBQ Sauce  For basting
  • 2 Gloves Garlic sliced
  • 2 Bell Peppers thinly sliced
  • Cheese Marble, thinly sliced


  • Preheat your pellet grill or oven to 300 degrees. Prepare your mini ham by cross-scoring (slicing 1” vertically and horizontally).
  • Stuff with any ingredients, but we used bell pepper, garlic, and cheese.
  • Place directly on your grill or on a baking sheet and cook for approximately 40 minutes.
  • Baste with your favourite BBQ sauce for the last 10 minutes.
  • Remove, let rest for 5 minutes and slice. Enjoy!