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Slow cooker pulled ham with homemade slaw

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Slow cooker pulled ham and homemade coleslaw is a great meal to share with family and friends. It’s super easy to make and just so delicious! The slow cooked pulled ham is so tender it just falls apart and it’s just perfect for stuffing into fresh crusty bread.

The ham pretty much takes care of itself, all you need to do is put it into the slow cooker and then pull the ham, just using two forks once it’s cooked.

I usually serve this with my favourite homemade ranch coleslaw, it’s just the BEST homemade slaw. So rich and creamy.

And I add in a side of potato wedges too because everyone loves a potato wedge, am I right?

white plate with crusty bread roll filled with homemade coleslaw and pulled ham, pot of potato wedges and rocket salad also on the plate.

Slow Cooker Pulled Ham Ingredients

  • 1.5kg piece of ham
  • 300ml Budweiser
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil

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How to make the BEST slow cooker pulled ham

I use a Crock-Pot sauté slow cooker with a removable pan, so I start things off on the hob then transfer to the slow cooker base to cook.

If you don’t have this type of slow cooker then just use an ordinary pan to get things started and then tip it into your slow cooker pan to cook.

  • Heat the slow cooker to low.
  • Lightly grease the slow cooker pan with just a tsp of 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 hours until the meat is cooked properly and easily pulled apart with two forks.
  • Once the ham is cooked – I like to crisp it up a little so once I’ve pulled it I lay the pulled ham on a baking sheet and just pop it in the oven on 200C for 5 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.

You don’t need to do that last step of crisping it up, it’s just the way I prefer to eat it.

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What side dishes go with pulled ham?

Pulled ham is super versatile there’s loads of different, delicious side dishes you can put with it!

  • Ranch coleslaw – a delicious, tasty homemade fresh coleslaw with creamy ranch style dressing. A super easy side dish!
  • Potato wedges – the BEST potato wedges, lightly spiced and baked in the oven, these crisp wedges are delicious with ham!
  • Swedish potato salad – a flavoursome, creamy and oh so tasty potato salad dish. Super easy to make and a great side dish to pulled ham

What can I do with leftover pulled ham?

Oh, there is just LOADS of ways to use up leftover pulled ham!

  • Make ham and salad sandwiches or wraps.
  • Use leftover cooked ham to top pizzas or in delicious toasted cheese sandwiches with provolone cheese and chutney.

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  • Slow cooker Shawarma chicken – use the slow cooker to make tender, succulent spiced chicken thighs, then pull the meat and serve with flatbreads and salad for an easy summery slow cooker dinner idea.

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Yield: Serves 6

Slow cooker pulled ham

white plate with crusty bread roll filled with homemade coleslaw and pulled ham, pot of potato wedges and rocket salad also on the plate.

Super tender, flavoursome pulled ham recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg piece of ham
  • 300ml Budweiser
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Heat the slow cooker to low.
  2. Lightly grease the slow cooker pan with just a tsp of olive oil.
  3. Rub the piece of ham with the mustard and brown sugar.
  4. Place the ham into the slow cooker pan and gently seal the meat on both sides.
  5. Pour over the Budweiser and then transfer to the slow cooker and cook for around 8 hours until the meat is cooked properly and easily pulled apart with two forks.

Notes

I use a Crock-Pot sauté slow cooker with a removable pan, so I start things off on the hob then transfer to the slow cooker base to cook.

If you don’t have this type of slow cooker then just use an ordinary pan to get things started and then tip it into your slow cooker pan to cook.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 2512mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 56g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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