What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 15 slow cooker ham recipe that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
15 Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
Can you heat a fully cooked ham in the slow cooker?
The FDA recommends reheating a fully-cooked ham to 140°F. So depending on how hot your crockpot runs, a very small ham may reach that point within 2 to 3 hours set on low. A large ham should be to that temperature by 4 to 6 hours on low.
Will ham dry out in crockpot?
While you may be tempted to blast your ham on high (we’re just reheating it, after all), warm your ham in a slow cooker low and slow. Warming a ham on high runs a higher risk of drying out the ham and making it tough. Using your slow cooker’s low setting will yield a ham that’s much more juicy, tender and flavorful.
Is it better to cook ham low and slow?
However, making a ham extra tender requires long, slow cooking. This creates time for fat to render out of the ham and for its connective tissues to melt into natural gelatin. This is what lubricates the muscle fibers and creates a moist, tender impression in the mouth.
How long do you cook a 10 pound ham in a slow cooker?
A smoked ham should be cooked to a temperature of 140°F which will take 4-5 hours on low for an 8-10lb ham.
Do you have to put water in a slow cooker?
You only need to add water to a crock pot, if the meal or recipe you’re slow cooking requires it. Some meals, like a ham, do not require any liquid to be added. Other recipes, like slow cooker bread or soup, do require water. And finally, some recipes will require added liquid (like broth), but not water.
Does meat get more tender the longer it cooks in a slow cooker?
Tough cuts that did a lot of work in the animal’s life will become more tender the longer it cooks until it becomes stringy and dry. Softer, leaner cuts will become tougher the longer it cooks as they don’t need to tenderize first. So in general, slow cooking meat gets better with time but only up until a point.
What is the best way to cook a precooked ham?
The goal is to reheat the ham without drying it out. The best way to do this is to place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Add water to the bottom of the pan and cover the whole thing tightly with foil. Bake at 325F for 16-20 minutes per pound, until a meat thermometer registers 135F.
Can you put a spiral ham in a crockpot?
This crock pot ham is a spiral cut ham topped with a 3 ingredient glaze, then slow cooked to perfection. This is the BEST way to make your holiday ham, the slow cooker does all of the work!
How long do you cook a ham for?
Put the ham, flat-side down, on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour 1/4 inch water into the bottom of the pan. Transfer to the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham registers 130˚ F, about 2 hours 30 minutes (about 15 minutes per pound).
Should I rinse ham before cooking?
Preheat the oven to 325°F. You don’t need to wash a ham before baking. If you ask us, baked ham is delicious even when you leave it plain; however, scoring a diamond pattern with a chef’s knife in the outer layer and brushing on a glaze during baking makes the ham a showy centerpiece and adds flavor.
What to put on ham to keep it moist?
Drowning Your Ham
Rather than pre-bathing the ham, or basting it throughout the cooking process, add a half cup of stock, wine, or water to the bottom of the pan while it’s cooking, which will infuse moisture into the meat throughout the baking process.
Why did my ham get mushy?
Mushy meat typically is a result of excess tenderizer use. Try marinating meat with fresh pineapple and you will see literally meat paste.