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Honey and Mustard Roast Bacon Joint


Bacon joint marinated in a honey, mustard, lemon and line sauce, oven roasted to a crisp finish.

Ingredients (serves 3-4)

Large Bacon Joint
and sauce (inset)

Joint sliced in two

Pour sauce over meat, cover (inset) and marinate in fridge

Roasted Bacon Joint fresh from the oven
Bacon Joint Sliced,
great hot or cold

1 large Bacon joint (either smoked or unsmoked)

Sauce Ingredients

2 tbls runny honey
2 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbls lime juice
2 tbls lemon juice
½ tsp chilli powder
4 cloves, crushed or ½ tsp ground cloves


1. Rinse the Bacon under a cold tap, and dry with kitchen towel, then slice the Bacon joint in half to create two smaller joints. Place them in a shallow roasting tin/dish.

2. Thoroughly mix together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour over the Bacon making sure the meat is well covered.

3. If possible, cover with aluminium foil and refridgerate overnight or as long as possible.


4. Heat the oven to 180°C (360°F) or 160°C (320°F) for a fan assisted oven. Place the meat in the oven, covered with aluminium foil.

5. Cook covered for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and baste the meat in the sauce. Replace and cook covered for another 20 minutes. Baste the meat again and replace in the oven, this time with the foil removed. Cook for a final 10 - 20 minutes until the top is nicely crisp and the meat cooked through.

6. Remove from the oven and serve either hot or leave to cool.

Cook's Tips

Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients. Any mustard can be used and the lemon and lime juice can be substituted for each other if lacking one. The small amount of chilli powder is used to help bring out the flavours, and provided it is not really hot, its presence will hardly be noticed.

This sauce can also be used on Bacon steaks. Mix the sauce ingredients together with i tsp of cornflour and place in a pan.

Serving Suggestions

This dish can be served immediately from the oven with roast potatoes and freshly cooked vegetables. Alternatively, leave to cool and eat cold with a salad or in a sandwich.

Finally.... enjoy!