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Slow-Cooked Ham Recipe

Slow-Cooked Ham Recipe

Entertaining doesn't get much easier than when you serve this tasty five-ingredient entree. "I first prepared it for Christmas with great results," says Heather Spring of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. "Leftovers are delicious in casseroles."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:15-20 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup cola, divided
  • 1 fully cooked boneless ham (5 to 6 pounds), cut in half


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, horseradish and 2 tablespoons cola. Rub over ham. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add remaining cola to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a thermometer reads 140°. Yield: 15-20 servings.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"This is a great recipe, fast, easy, very moist."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Very tender and delicious, plus the fact that it is made in the crockpot makes it great for holiday meals since your oven is free for side dishes!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014


Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Good recipe. Ham was very moist and tender. Would like to find a substitution for the brown sugar and cola as I watch my sugar intake."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Absolutely fantastic! My family asks for this often and my kids point out when ham is on sale in the grocery store! I usually freeze the leftovers and use them in all my casserole/egg bake recipes."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"I'm a fan of anything in the slow cooker, and 5 ingredients or less! A perfect Monday meal..."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I've made this recipe with a bone-in ham and it is fantastic. I use the bone for bean soup a few days later and the whole family loves it."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Best ham ever! This was my first time cooking a ham and cooking it in a crockpot. I wouldn't have it any other way! So tender and juicy. It was loved by ALL!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I used Dr. Pepper instead of a cola and it turned out great! About 5-10 minutes before i pulled it out I added some brown sugar on top. It was wonderful :)"

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"This is the only way my family likes ham. I followed the recipe except I make a paste of the ingredients using a little Dr Pepper or coke (whichever I have on hand) and sit the ham on a bed of pineapple chunks."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"Well I replaced the cola with gingerale. I inserted approximately 15 whole cloves in the ham after I put on the glaze. I liked the recipe, but I liked my changes better.

1 scrooge"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"Made this with a honey cured turkey breast and it was wonderful. Took it to a potluck and there was nothing left. If I make it again, at serving time, I might try to thickened the sauce and serve it over the meat. Thanks for another great recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"I have made this recipe many times, except that I always pour the rest a a whole can of cola in the crock- pot. I got my recipe from a different source though. Everything else is the same. My family loves it this way. It's about the only way I make ham."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"This was the most tender, moist, delicious ham I have ever tasted. I used a 5.5 lb. ham, and only had to cook it on low for about 6 hours. It might have dried out, otherwise. Will use this recipe as-is for years to come. Thanks! Big Smile"

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