Spicy Bourbon Franks

Ingredients – 1 cup bourbon,1 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, I/2 teaspoon hot sauce, 6 hot dogs, 6 crusty rolls.

Prep Time – 10 minutes    Cook Time – 45 minutes   Makes – 6 servings


  1. In saucepan, combine bourbon, ketchup, brown sugar, onion powder, Worcestershire, hot sauce and mustard. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add grilled or pre – cooked links and heat for another 15 minutes.
  3. Serve on a crusty roll with creamy cole slaw on top.

Hearty Ham Casserole

2 cups potatoes, cubed
1 tbsp chopped onions
2 cups cooked Kessler’s Ham, cubed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 (15.25oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 ¾ cups milk
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
¼ cup butter
4 oz. shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm. Drain and cool.

Combine potatoes, ham, corn and parsley; set aside.

In a saucepan sauté onion in butter for 2 minutes, stir in flour until blended well.

Gradually add milk and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and pour over the ham mixture. Stir to mix well.

Pour into greased 11×7 baking dish. Cover and bake for 25 minutes.

Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake another 5 to 10 minutes.

Serves 5.

Glazed Kessler’s Ham and Sweet Potatoes

1&1/4lb. Sliced Kessler Ham Steak
1 -16oz. can sliced peaches drained
1 -16oz. can sweet potatoes drained
Maple syrup
2 tbsp apricot jam or preserves
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Preheat broiler, position oven rack about 4 inches from heat source.

Place ham in shallow pan. Surround with peaches and sweet potatoes; drizzle with maple syrup.

Broil 5 minutes until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, heat jam and mustard until blended.

Turn ham, peaches and sweet potatoes over; brush with jam mixture.

Drizzle also with some maple syrup and broil another 5 minutes.

Kessler’s Maple Glazed Stadium Ham

10 lb. Stadium Ham
¾ cup maple syrup
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard

Combine last 3 ingredients and use for basting Stadium Ham during last half hour of baking.