Slow Cooker Honey and Ginger Ale Ham

Sliced Ham
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Ratings
  • Total: 8 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 8 Servings (8 portions)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
370 Calories
14g Fat
30g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings (8 portions)
Amount per serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1982mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 31g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy slow cooker ham is cooked with vegetables and a flavorful glaze. The easy glaze is made with honey and spices.  Ginger ale is the cooking liquid for this ham, itself making a delicious marinade.

Use a fully cooked ham in this recipe. A fully cooked ham should be cooked to an internal temperature of 140 F. If you are in doubt, check with an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the ham, not touching bone.

Feel free to cook the sweet potatoes separately. Make baked sweet potatoes or a sweet potato casserole to go with the ham.

Ingredients

  • 3 pound ham (fully cooked)
  • 4 to 6 medium sweet potatoes (unpeeled and halved)
  • 6 to 8 medium carrots
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Spiced Honey Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes and trim. Cut in half.

  2. Peel carrots and slice diagonally in 2-inch lengths.

  3. Place vegetables on the bottom of the crockpot, place ham on top and then pour ginger ale overall.

  4. Cover and cook on LOW for about 5 to 7 hours, or until vegetables are just tender. In a buttered measuring cup mix about 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot with the glaze ingredients; pour over the ham. Continue cooking on LOW for 1 hours, basting frequently.

  5. Slice ham into thin slices and serve with the cooked vegetables.

 

Tips

  • If the vegetables are already quite tender, either remove them to a baking dish, cover, and keep them warm in a 170 F to 200 F oven or move the ham to a baking dish and finish cooking while glazing in a 350 F oven for about 30 minutes.