Slow Cooked Ham – 3 Ingredients

I was brought up on having turkey for Thanksgiving; it was a huge family tradition. But, as the years rolled by, I came to realize that turkey was not my favorite meat. In fact, I found it kind of dull!

However, and despite not being a big turkey fan, I continued to make and eat the traditional turkey dinner every Thanksgiving.

Then, one year, I decided enough was enough, and it was time for a change. Over the next few Thanksgivings, I tried several different Thanksgiving meals, including beef, lamb, fish, and even vegetarian (my vegetarian recipes for this Thanksgiving here). Then I tried ham, and my search for the perfect Thanksgiving meal came to an end!

Ham is easy to cook, really tasty, and cheap too. You can also buy small ham joints making it perfect when you only want to cook for a couple of people, and not your entire extended family.

Here is a really easy ham recipe that comes out perfect every time, and if you do have any leftovers, use them to make soup or sandwiches.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cooking time – 6-8 hours

Number of servings – 2


  • 1 small pre-cooked ham, bone left in, and spiral cut (ask your butcher)
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained


  1. Cover the bottom of your slow cooker with the brown sugar
  2. Place the ham on top of the sugar
  3. Empty the pineapple chunks and juice over the ham
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

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