The Easiest Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
No matter the time of year, you will want to take a look at the easiest slow cooker ham recipe you will ever make! This delicious slow cooker recipe is lightly spiced and served with a colorful red cabbage salad recipe. Growing up, my mother would always cook a ham recipe for New Years Day, and Easter Sunday. It's one of those recipes that is great to make if you have guests coming over, but sometimes you don't want to spend the whole day cooking, so this slow cooker recipe is a good idea. This ham recipe is easy to make, it pretty much looks after itself, giving you lots of time to work on other things, like hanging out with friends and family.
Don't worry if you don't have a slow cooker, you can also cook this in the oven. A general rule for cooking ham is first to bring it to a boil, and then simmer in the oven about 20 minutes for each pound. You can also check the exact cooking times with your grocery store or butcher.If you have a four and a half pound ham, it is recommended to cook for approximately 6 to 8 hours in the slow cooker. It depends on whether you want to carve the ham yourself you'll cook for about 6 hours, or if you prefer it crumbly closer to 8 hours. The pull apart ham recipe is similar to pulled pork.
The ingredients you will need for the slow cooker ham recipe include the ham, white onion, apple juice, peppercorns, cloves, star anise and bay leaves. If you choose to make the red cabbage salad recipe the ingredients, you will need include red cabbage, apples, carrots, onion, seeds from a pomegranate, cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper and parsley. The ingredients you will need for the ham glaze recipe include honey, dijon mustard, sugar, and allspice.
To start cut the onion in half and put both pieces on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then place the ham on top of the onions, with the fat side up. This technique will prevent the ham from sticking as it cooks. Then pour in the apple juice and add the peppercorns, star anise, cloves, and bay leaves. Cook the ham recipe on low for about 6- to 8 hours.Ham is a very versatile recipe to cook. You can serve it with the red cabbage salad recipe on the site, along with a crusty roll recipe. This is a great recipe if you have guests arriving at different times because you can just have it ready and people can help themselves as they arrive. This is the main dish recipe to try if you don't want to spend the whole day cooking in the kitchen. You can also plan to cook this recipe the day before, let it cool and refrigerate it overnight. Then when you are ready to serve the next day, just make the glaze recipe and warm it up in the oven. Enjoy!
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