How to Cook Ham in a Slow Cooker

How to Cook Ham in a Slow Cooker

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Cooking Your Ham in a Slow Cooker: Simple and Delicious

There are lots of ways to cook a Stoltzfus Meats Ham. One of the easiest ways is in the oven. Simply remove the ham from wrapping. Place in baking pan with 1/2 inch of water on bottom of pan. Cover and place in oven preheated to 300. Heat for 18-20 min per pound or to an internal temperature of 140 F.

Placing water in the bottom of the pan and covering the ham with foil helps prevent the ham from drying out as it cooks. Because we never add water to our hams, they may dry out a little faster than a supermarket brand that has been pumped with water weight. To find out more about the principles that guide our production of boneless hams check out our post on the Three T's of Ham.

Another way to retain the natural moisture and flavor of our hams is to cook them using a crock pot. For this method we recommend some of our smaller sizes of ham, as most crockpots are not large enough to accommodate our larger sized hams. Simply place the ham in the crock pot with a little bit of water and cook on low for six to eight hours. For smaller sized hams (4 lbs. or less) you can reduce the cooking time to about four hours. The internal temperature should read at least 140 degrees F before serving. You can also add glaze to the ham while it cooks in the crock pot.

Benefits to Cooking a Ham in the Crockpot

One of the benefits to cooking a ham in the crockpot is retaining the ham's natural moisture. Another benefit is freeing up oven space for cooking other dishes and the possibility of keeping the ham warm right up to the time it is ready to be carved and served. 

If you've tried this method before feel free to sound off in the comments! We always appreciate hearing feedback from our customers on their experiences. We pride ourselves on serving quality products that elevate memorable family meals. Knowing that our products have been part of making memories is among the most rewarding aspects of what we do.

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