Slow-Cooked Ham Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Ham Recipe

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Entertaining doesn't get much easier than when you serve this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. Plus, the leftovers are delicious in casseroles! —Heather Spring, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 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.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Ham in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p52

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Teddy157 User ID: 6287951 253854
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2016

"I have not made this but for the woman who asked what she could substitute for the cola and sugar is use Zevia Cola which is sold in most grocery stores, it is a soda made without sugar but made with Stevia and use Stevia Blend in place of the sugar. Zevia comes in several flavors and really does taste like regular soda. You can get Stevia Blend on the internet."

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 223896
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

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

gunslinger User ID: 544392 213963
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!"

Bertagnolli1 User ID: 8108496 213799
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014


MariahL User ID: 6035998 67411
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."

dana03 User ID: 1857047 91286
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."

gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 127604
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

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

dana03 User ID: 1857047 40960
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."

Ayeager81 User ID: 6933770 91285
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!"

Stef32 User ID: 6554787 122138
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 :)"

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