Having a crowd over for a summer get-together? Sometimes cooking outside isn’t an option. Slow Cooker Barbecued Ham is a simple way to prepare enough for a gathering without having to do much work. Actually, it takes only about 10 minutes hands-on time to get this luscious sandwich filling going in the slow cooker. Unlike pulled pork, there’s no meat to shred – a few stirs during cooking is all the additional hands-on work that is needed. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
Although Homemade BBQ Buns are very good, with the dough easily made in the automatic bread machine, it’s okay to use store bought buns if you’re in a hurry. Accompany these great ham sandwiches with your favorite coleslaw (we like it on the sandwiches to add crunch), baked beans, potato chips, and pickles and olives. Of course it won’t hurt to offer extra salads as well as cookies and homemade ice cream for dessert.
1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced ham
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
1/2 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, to taste, (optional)
1/2 cup water
- Place the ham in a 2-3 quart slow cooker.
- Mix the sauce ingredients and pour over the ham.
- Turn the slow cooker to the low setting and let cook 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice during the cooking to separate and shred the ham slices.
- Serve on freshly baked buns.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 35
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 32% Protein 35% Carb. 32%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 836 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 21% Calcium 0% Iron 5%