Easy Coca Cola ham recipe in a slow cooker comes out full of flavor with sweetness. Add a bit of pineapple glaze to the top like we did with our Ninja Foodi ham and so delicious. The best Easter or Christmas dinner this year.
Cooking a spiral sliced ham Coca Cola style is killer. The sweetness leaks down every slice and coats it so it’s fork tender and full of flavor. Why go with boring this year, it only takes a few ingredients to make this and it cooks all day without any work on your part. A favorite Crock Pot recipe for the holidays. (affiliate links present)
Slow Cooker Coca Cola Ham
We are going to explain how to make a slow cooker ham this way here but if you would rather use the oven you could instead. In my opinion low and slow is best when it comes to cooking any large chunk of meat. Gets every piece super tender, melt in your mouth delicious while you’re away having fun with your family.
Like I said though, if you would rather make an bourbon glazed ham you can follow the temperature and timing in this post instead. That one has a different brown sugar glaze which is totally amazing too. If you love Coke though as a soda during the day this might become a fave.
FIRST – You should sign up for my free newsletter so you get new posts emailed to you twice a week and never miss out on anything! Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
Coca Cola Ham Glaze
In case you didn’t realize it, 99% of all you will find at the grocery store will be a pre-cooked ham so yes you need to warm it back up to reach 165 degrees F, but it has already been cooked or smoked. That is why it doesn’t take that long vs. if you bought a pig and the butcher did nothing at all.
Buying a spiral sliced ham is very important. Reason being is it is already thinly sliced which allows the heat to reach the center more easily, and the glaze to coat each piece quite nicely. There are several varieties in this category though like; organic meat, store brand, smoked etc… That part is up to you.
- 10 lb ham spiral sliced
- 16.9 oz Coca cola or dark soda
- Brown sugar
- 1/4 c dijon mustard
The size you choose should be comparable to the size of your Crockpot. You will need a rather large one for this to feed more than 4 or so of you. Consider choosing one that is sliced in half so it is flat on one end that will sit flat on the bottom. The lid will close easier if that is the case. Another option is choose a whole one, cut in half and freeze the other side to cook later.
Can you Soak Ham in Coke overnight
Yes! Best way to do this is to use a bag, like the one you would use to cook a turkey in the oven. That way you don’t need as much as you would if submerging it into a large pot. You’ll need to keep it in the fridge the whole time too so this takes up less room. Just make sure you have a pan underneath in case it leaks.
This step is NOT necessary for this recipe but an option if you want to try it so it marinates and gets even sweeter.
- Prepare slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the spiral cut ham into the slow cooker with the cut side facing down.
- Pour the soda over the top. Mix together the brown sugar and the mustard.
- Brush the brown sugar mixture over the top of your pork.
- Cover slow cooker with the lid or if the top of the ham is too large, wrap the top of the slow cooker with aluminum foil.
- Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours cooking time or until the ham is warmed through to the center to your liking.
- Ensure middle internal temperature reached 165 F and then enjoy!!
If you want to bake it instead, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the holiday ham into a roasting pan. Pour the soda over the top. Mix together the brown sugar and the mustard. Brush the brown sugar mixture over the top. Cover and bake for 90 minutes. Uncover and baste the ham well with the Coca Cola glaze on the bottom. Continue baking for 30 minutes.
Best Coca-Cola Ham Recipe
You will need to account for 15 minutes to 20 minutes per pound or so. A bit of liquid is necessary at the bottom of the pot so it can steam nicely. Make sure the internal temperature of the pork reaches 165 degrees F before consuming.
The really nice thing about using countertop appliances during the holidays is that your oven is typically full with sides like Jiffy corn casserole or your green bean dish. If you make it this way, an air fryer ham or smoked in your Traeger it helps spread all the items out so they are done at the same time.
You likely won’t finish it all right?? I know, I hate wasting food too so I get it. I have a ton of Crockpot leftover ham recipes on my site you can try the day or two after to enjoy again in a new way. Made into a soup or casserole you may find a new day after dish you love.
One we made a few years ago and is now our go to is our crescent roll turnover leftover ham recipe here. OMG we almost love it more than when it was fresh!!
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
Coca Cola Ham
- 1 slow cooker or roasting pan for oven directions
- Prepare slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray. Place the ham into the slow cooker with the cut side facing down. Pour the soda over the ham. Mix together the brown sugar and the mustard.
- Brush the brown sugar mixture over the ham. Cover slow cooker with the lid or if the ham is too large, wrap the top of the slow cooker with aluminum foil.
- Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until the ham is warmed through to the center to your liking.
- ** Oven directions ** Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the ham into a roasting pan. Pour the soda over the ham. Mix together the brown sugar and the mustard. Brush the brown sugar mixture over the ham. Cover the ham and bake for 90 minutes. Uncover and baste well. Continue baking for 30 minutes.