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Slow-Cooked Ham

Entertaining doesn't get much easier than serving this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. And the leftovers are delicious in casseroles! —Heather Spring, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    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


  • 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 until a thermometer reads 140°, 6-8 hours.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked ham: 143 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1180mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Toni
    Apr 10, 2020

    Very easy, juicy, and good! Made just as directed.

  • Lyn
    Aug 12, 2019

    Too sweet. I used a canned ham, that's probably why the consistency was mushy.

  • Bahiya
    Dec 27, 2017

    Although I love using the crock pot for ham, we didn't care for this recipe. Not sure whether the problem was the boneless ham, the glaze or some unfortunate combination of both. Won't make again.

  • marcibanes
    Dec 26, 2017

    I'm really glad that I made this recipe for our Christmas dinner. I did make one change and that was substituting the coke for white wine. I didn't have coke. It was really good and I received lots of compliments.

  • Danni
    Dec 25, 2017

    Terrible. I thought it would be tasty, since my boyfriend and I like all the ingredients, it is a weird sweet, seems to be lacking salt and acidity. There is no balance. Tried to doctor it up and nothing seems to make it any better. Will not be making this again. This has ruined my Christmas dinner.

  • gdubmom
    May 18, 2017

    Made this for the family at Easter, got rave reviews, so made again this week just for us! It's so simple and tasty, it's the only way I'll make a ham going forward. I was careful to cut across the grain, making every bite fall apart tender. It doesn't come out particularly sweet, I was using a Kentucky Legend ham, a honey ham or suchlike might turn out sweeter.

  • PageRD
    Apr 19, 2017

    The sweetness of the rub plays beautifully against the saltiness of the ham. Make sure you use the type of ham that's specified, or the texture may not be that good. I also think the lower cooking time is best. I also used Dr. Pepper instead of Coke.

    Jan 30, 2017

    I have not tried this recipe as I just wanted to say that my mother worked at Sheppard Air Force Base during WW!!. I am still a Texan at heart. I lived in Wichtall Falls until I was 8 and then moved to Southern California. But, I am still Texan!!!!!!!

  • corkymonster1977
    Dec 27, 2016

    Yummy! The texture came out a little stringy, like meat often does from the slow cooker. More toward shredded or chunks of ham than sliced. But overall it was gobbled up and a super easy recipe. I used Dr. Pepper instead of Coke. I would make again.

  • Teddy157
    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.