Pulled ham and homemade ‘slaw is a great meal to share with family and friends. It’s super easy to make and just so delicious! The ham and coleslaw can be made ahead so all that’s left to do last minute is cook the potato wedges and serve.
The slow cooked pulled ham is so tender it just falls apart – perfect for stuffing into fresh crusty bread. Homemade ‘slaw is a big family favourite here and it’s so easy to vary – add some spice with fresh chillies or go fruity with sliced apple and raisins. A super easy family recipe.
Slow cooker pulled ham - perfect for feeding a crowd.
- 1-1.5kg piece of ham
- 300ml Budweiser
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tbs Dijon mustard
- small red cabbage - finely sliced
- 2-3 carrots - chopped into matchsticks
- onion - finely sliced
- a good squirt of mayonnaise
- a couple of teaspoons of chilli jam
- 6-8 large potatoes - chopped into wedge shapes or cheat like I did and buy frozen wedges!
- olive oil, salt & pepper
- My slow cooker has a pan you can use on the hob to get things started so there is no transferring food from a pan to the slow cooker.
- Heat the slow cooker to low.
- Lightly grease the slow cooker pan with olive oil.
- Rub the piece of ham with the mustard and brown sugar.
- Place the ham into the slow cooker pan and gently seal the meat on both sides.
- Pour over the Budweiser and then transfer to the slow cooker and cook for around 8-10 hours until the meat is easily pulled apart with two forks.
- Once the ham is cooked - I do find slow cooker ham tastes so much better if once you’ve pulled it you lay the pulled ham on a baking sheet and just pop it in the oven on 200C for 5-10 minutes just so it dries a little and starts to crisp ever so slightly... oh it just makes it SO tasty to finish it off this way.
- Simply toss the finely sliced cabbage, onions and carrot with the mayonnaise and chilli jam - do this with your hands to coat it all properly.
- Toss the sliced potatoes in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper - bake in the oven on 200C for around 30 minutes until crisp and brown on the outside and soft in the middle. Or cheat and make them from frozen.
Split crusty bread rolls and stuff with slaw and pulled ham - with a pot of wedges on the side, maybe add some BBQ sauce for wedge dipping.
Love your Leftovers
If you’re making this to feed more people just increase the size of ham used or add spicy bean salad to bulk up the meal. The best part about pulled ham is always the leftovers! These can be used as pizza topping or my favourite thing is to use it up in a spaghetti carbonara the lovely salty ham mixed with creamy spaghetti and parmesan – oh just too delicious!
PS… we think you might just LOVE our one-pot brisket