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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 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 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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gdubmom User ID: 5898359 266100
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5881442 264868
Reviewed 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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4266587 260546
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7017080 258715
Reviewed 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 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 :)"

butterflybirds User ID: 970989 49041
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."

1 scrooge User ID: 5814178 134058
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"

Selene K User ID: 2103818 85382
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."

jessicastant User ID: 1945813 122124
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."

Ntinsley4 User ID: 3684665 122123
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! "

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