Last updated on December 5th, 2018 at 04:23 pm
This Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham requires only 5 minutes of prep time to make this incredible brown sugar and cola glaze then pour it over the ham, set it and forget it for a few hours. You’ll be rewarded with the most tender and delicious crockpot ham ever.
So are you a turkey or ham fan on Thanksgiving? I don’t know if I can decide, but my mom always makes turkey. A few years ago I decided to try making ham and I’m so glad I did.
While I can’t decide which I like better between the two, I have to say I love ham, hubs too of course, because we just love pork in this house. I also look forward to all the leftovers, and ham and turkey are pretty much the only leftovers we look forward to.
But why should we decide which we like first, heck if you’ve got a big family, make both. No oven is required for this ham, this is a big deal on Thanksgiving, when there are so many other dishes fighting for some oven space. Best part about this ham is that it’s only 4 ingredients!
All you need for said ham is your good old crockpot and this easy recipe! If you can find one of those spiral cut hams that would be great, but I didn’t find one, not that I looked very hard either, because in the end it doesn’t matter.
So I carved the ham myself, which is pretty easy to do, but it doesn’t look as pretty. But pretty doesn’t matter here, we care about taste, and there’s plenty when it comes to this brown sugar and cola glazed ham.
WHAT IS THE BEST HAM TO BUY?
Precooked whole spiral-cut hams with bone in are probably the best hams to use. You can find them in almost every major grocery store or at your local butcher.
Butt-end hams tend to fit into your slow cooker more. I once bought a spiral-cut leg of pork that did not fit in my crockpot and my husband had to cut most of the bone out so we can fit it. So consider your slow cooker size when purchasing a ham.
THERE ARE 3 MAIN TYPES OF HAM
Fresh Ham is uncured leg of pork and it is uncooked pork roast which must be cooked before serving. Note that it must have “fresh” as part of its name.
Cured Ham is a leg of pork which can be cured in one of two ways; brined or cured with a dry rub and hung to dry. These hams can be ready to eat or may require cooking. If they require cooking, they must be labeled with cooking instructions.
Cured and Smoked Ham is the same as cured ham except they are smoked.
HOW MUCH HAM TO SERVE PER PERSON
Plan on at least 1/3 to 1/2 pound of ham per person and buy according to how many you’re serving. However, if you buy more that’s always great for leftovers.
CRAVING MORE CROCKPOT RECIPES? TRY THESE:
Crockpot Brown Sugar Cola Glazed Ham
- 5-8 lb cooked ham bone in
- 1 can Coca Cola
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- Place the ham in the basin of a slow cooker.
- In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of the brown sugar, cola, and mustard over high heat. Bring to a boil and make sure the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture over the ham. If your ham is pre-sliced make sure some of the glaze goes in between the slices.
- Take the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar and sprinkle over the top of the ham.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours, basting with the cooking juices every few hours.
- Remove ham from slow cooker and let cool a bit until it can be handled. Slice the ham and serve.
- If not serving immediately, preheat the broiler and transfer the ham to a oven-safe baking dish. Brush with some of the leftover liquid and broil for about 5 minutes, glazing with additional liquid as preferred.
- Nutrition information based on 5 lb ham.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.