Nothing beats a quick and simple midweek recipe, and this herb crusted ham in the slow cooker will knock your socks off!
Yes, yes, Easter is over, but are there really ever enough ham recipes?! Especially ones made in the slow cooker?! I think not!
This herb crusted ham in the slow cooker is super easy to make and made with everything that one should have in their pantry or household. So many ham recipes exist out there that are pineapple-based recipes, or honey-mustard slathered. And there is nothing wrong with these recipes! Heck, they are delicious! But there are people out there who do not care for mustard and one of those people is my sister. She is weird, but I will let it pass 🙂 I decided, even though she is not eating meat anymore, to create a ham recipe that utilized cheap, easy ingredients that shouldn’t turn anyone off.
While my husband and daughter loved this herb crusted ham in the slow cooker, there was A LOT leftover. A TON. Ham is one of those cheap, versatile meats that can last forever, but really, how much ham can you eat? Well, rest assure I have many recipes coming up that utilize leftover ham (be sure to check out The Weary Chef tomorrow for my first ever contribution post which may or may not have to do with ham!) Until then, enjoy some toasted ham sandwiches or perhaps the leftover Thanksgiving pizza I made a few years ago!
Ham is super salty so no need to add more here!
5 minPrep Time
6 hrCook Time
6 hr, 5 Total Time
- 6.5 lb hickory smoked ham shank (pre-cooked ham with the bone in!)
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
- Black pepper
- 2 tsp. dehydrated onion flakes
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar (optional, but it would help to cut down the saltiness!)
- Mix all the ingredients together except for the ham. Place ham into slow cooker and rub the spices all over.
- Cook on low heat for 6 hours, or until reheated internally to the temperature listed on your product bag (I believe mine was around 150F.)
- Slice and serve!
Hope everyone had a lovely Easter. Our weather actually turned out for the better, which was quite nice. Canada cannot seem to make up its mind right now on whether or not it wants to move to warmer or colder temperatures! With our next big holiday not being until July, I think it is time to bring out some of the recipes I have had sitting around (don’t worry, they are super delicious but with all the holidays at the beginning of the year I have not had the time to post them!)
Love this herb crusted ham in the slow cooker?! Try some of these recipes:
Leftover Ham Pizza (Coming Soon!)