When I found a 2 pound ham on sale, I remembered my mom making this when I was a kid. I never buy coke but had 2 bottles from a recent trip to the Coca Cola Museum so I figured that would be a good excuse to use them. I googled the recipe and just made adjustments to this one (my adjustments are in italics.) I stopped at the bakery for onion rolls to serve with this and made a veggie as well. Super easy dinner and good, too!
Slow Cooker Cola Ham
This easy crock pot ham recipe is very popular, made with fully cooked ham, brown sugar and mustard, and cola.
Cook Time: 8 hours (I did 6 hours because I had only 2 pounds of ham)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I only used a 1/4 cup)
1 tsp dry mustard (I used just about 1 tsp. of boar's head honey mustard)
1/4 cup cola (Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, etc.) (1 bottle of Coca Cola)
3 to 4 pound pre-cooked ham (2 pounds)
Preparation: Combine brown sugar and mustard. Moisten with just enough cola to make a smooth paste. Reserve remaining cola. Score the ham with shallow slashes in a diamond pattern. Rub ham with paste mixture. Place ham in slow cooker/Crock Pot and add remaining cola. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, then turn to low and cook for 6 to 7 hours. Serves 9 to 12.
A 5 pound ham could be cooked in a larger slow cooker. Cook for 1 hour on high, then 8 to 10 hours on low.