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Ham cooked in crockpot -- maybe with Cola??

Started 1353327177.023 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1353514235.267 by crystal10

I'm not a big ham cooker, but this Thanksgiving I am going to make one. I am thinking of making it in my crockpot (slow cooker) with one of the coca cola & brown sugar recipes I see on the internet. Looks like just cook it on low for about 7-8 hrs. till 140 degrees. Any suggestions?

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CindyinNC1353328618.123362 PostsRegistered 10/5/2012

I'm not a big ham fan but had a slow cooker ham this summer at a relative's house. It was so good. Her recipe is put 10-12 cloves of garlic in the ham, wrap the ham in foil, put onions in the bottom of the pot, along with 1 cup of water. She didn't say how long to cook it.

I've always wanted to do a ham with cola - could you post your recipe? Thanks

boby1353328674.613092 PostsRegistered 2/10/2006Town of Ulster-suburb of Kingston, NY

Throw in a few sliced apples and you'll have a side to go along.

nascar fan1353344213.631038 PostsRegistered 1/25/2005
If it is a precook end one,that is way to long. If you are talking fresh, incurred, I have had it with coke cola and it is yummy. Just don't use diet.the look exposure to heat makes it really funky tasting. nth NASCAR fan

nascar fan1353344341.8671038 PostsRegistered 1/25/2005
Using IPad! I meant precooked and not cured. This flipping thing adds and changes letters!! NASCAR fan

bb77071353345126.33175 PostsRegistered 7/12/2006Pennsylvania

I always use rootbeer. Almost cover the ham in the crockpot with rootbeer. Cook all day on low...6 to 8 hours. Yum!

auntiEM1353345531.927114 PostsRegistered 7/11/2010

The easiest and best ham I've made is in the crockpot. When you purchase ham remember it needs to fit in the crockpot. That sounds like a silly statement but I've had to shave a chunk off my ham more than once. I rub the ham well mulled cider spices. There are many out there, either in a foil packet or in a little carton that looks like a milk carton. After the crockpot has been sprayed with a shortening spray, and the ham and been rubbed with spices and placed in the crockpot, pour a can of a lemon/lime soda down the side of the crockpot. You probably won't need all the soda. Be sure and pour it down the side so you don't wash the mulling spices off the ham. This is really a fix it and forget it recipe that always turns out well. Don't be afraid to add plenty of mulling spices to the top of the ham. It gives it a great flavor. I've used this method many times and I've never been disappointed and I've got a lot of years of preparing ham under my belt!

Emily

traveler1353345911.5611304 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004Alaska

I am from Michigan and am a Vernors Ginger Ale fan so this is another thought. Very good but this from the internet.

3-4# whole boneless ham.
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
1/4 of soda pop (Vernor's and Coke work best)
Crock Pot

Glaze: Combine brown sugar, mustard, horseradish, and enough soda to make a thick paste.

Place ham in crock pot, pour enough soda into crock pot to cover the bottom an inch or so. Rub some of the glaze over the top and sides of the ham.

Cook on low for 6-10 hours. Spoon additional glaze over the top once or twice during cooking. Reserve enough for a final glaze 30 minutes prior to serving.

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CountryMus­icGal1353352019.613164 PostsRegistered 5/27/2009

CindyInNC; The cola-ham recipe couldn't be simpler. Combiine 1-1/2 C. brown sugar with a bit of a can of coke to make a paste/glaze. Put ham in crockpot, cut side down. Pour glaze over ham, pour remaining coke into the bottom of pan (not over ham). Cook on low 6-8 hrs.(?) or until temp. reads 140 degrees. You can pour some of the sauce over the sliced ham, if you wish.

Keep in mind, these hams are already cooked, so it may not take as long as stated.

forrestwolf1353361220.586012 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I have to say, that as for cola, I like Diet Dr Pepper, and cook for less than an hour in the pressure cooker.......The pressure cooker is my only way now, and it is done in less than and hour.......ALSO........If I decide to use broth, then I just pour chicken broth over it, and then remove the ham, and use the broth to pressure cook rice, and get a 2 for 1, that is delicious..................Cool

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drizzellla1353365155.4131509 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007
On 11/19/2012 traveler said:

I am from Michigan and am a Vernors Ginger Ale fan so this is another thought. Very good but this from the internet.

3-4# whole boneless ham.
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
1/4 of soda pop (Vernor's and Coke work best)
Crock Pot

Glaze: Combine brown sugar, mustard, horseradish, and enough soda to make a thick paste.

Place ham in crock pot, pour enough soda into crock pot to cover the bottom an inch or so. Rub some of the glaze over the top and sides of the ham.

Cook on low for 6-10 hours. Spoon additional glaze over the top once or twice during cooking. Reserve enough for a final glaze 30 minutes prior to serving.

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Do they still make Vernor's Ginger Ale???? It was the only soda my Aunt would buy so as kids when we spent our summers in Michigan we learned to like Vernor's. Because our Mom would not let us have soda. So going to our Aunt's and having soda was a treat.

I guess I will have to go to Michigan some time and bring some back. Have been to Michigan several times in the last few years but have not been in a grocery.

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traveler1353366174.1911304 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004Alaska

Vernors is alive and well!! Stronger taste than Canada Dry.

AuntG1353366299.766196 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin

I've already made a ham using the cola recipe and we thought it was very good.

colliemom31353367049.65715960 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

I've never made it with Dr. Pepper but have heard that it's good.

nantucket ­shore1353367635.5835626 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007

Ham is already smoked so the need to "cook" it is really unnecessary.

Ham just needs to be baked to be "heat through"...not sure if you'll have anything left as far as 7-8 hours but I guess it's OK.

Coca Cola makes the ham real dark and it absorbs the color, an alternative is cherry soda...that works good too.

My mom did the coca cola method last Easter with the face of the ham down in foil and with the oven method, wasn't too pretty though.

Sooner1353514018.12714859 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I like oven baked better because it gets sort of steamed in a crock pot. THe purpose of oven baking to me is to get the fat in the ham hot and dripping out. That makes it less fatty and gets rid of some of the grease, and moistens the ham along the way. You get that "roasted" taste too that I like. I like the meat to be more firm than mushy--which some might consider more tender.

crystal101353514235.267218 PostsRegistered 4/9/2012

the best ham ever (other than Honey Baked) is a ham cooked in the crockpot covered in beer - EVERYBODY that has had mine loves it whether they are a beer drinker or not

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