Traditional honey-glazed ham is delicious. It’s a staple dish to serve for special celebrations with friends and family. But what if we told you that there’s a secret ingredient you could use that’ll bring it to a whole other level? With our Crockpot Ham Recipe, we make ham extra-flavorful by adding these two ingredients: Dr. Pepper and brown sugar.
Some would never think of adding in soda to ham’s marinade. Not with this recipe! Ham, as a standalone dish, has a natural saltiness to it. That’s why cooking it with a honey glaze makes it even better. Sugar glazed ham is delicious on its own. But throw in a can of Dr. Pepper into the mix and you’ve got a crockpot ham that will blow everyone away! Sodas like Dr. Pepper are more than just another soft drink to indulge in. You can use these in the kitchen as a secret ingredient to take ham to the next level! Adding the sweetness of Dr. Pepper and brown sugar gives ham an extra boost. The salty-and-sweet flavors of the marinade work together to give ham an extraordinary, savory taste. In addition, the brown sugar gives the ham a wonderful, caramelized texture.
This crockpot ham recipe may seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually very easy to make. You’ll have to cook it for a couple of hours, but while that’s happening, you can run errands and do other things while waiting for the ham to finish. This sweet and savory ham dish is perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. But you can have it for birthdays or dinners as well. Lastly, you can pair this dish with something simple as a palate cleanser, like our Broccoli Raisin Salad.
How To Make Dr. Pepper And Brown Sugar Glazed Crockpot Ham
Tender, slow-cooked ham marinated with sweet Dr. Pepper soda, then caramelized with brown sugar. Our Dr. Pepper And Brown Sugar Glazed Crockpot Ham Recipe is sure to bring smiles to the dinner table.
- In a bowl, combine the mustard, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, and Dr. Pepper.
- Place the ham in a crockpot.
- Pour your mixture over the ham. Cook on high for 4 hours.
- Serve your glazed ham slices while hot. Enjoy!
- Sugar: 31g
- Calcium: 47mg
- Calories: 815kcal
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Cholesterol: 176mg
- Fat: 48g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 3mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 23g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
- Potassium: 868mg
- Protein: 62g
- Saturated Fat: 17g
- Sodium: 3463mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 6IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Commonly Asked Questions
What are good side dishes for ham?
This glazed ham dish is tasty on its own. So, we recommend pairing it with simple side dishes to avoid overpowering the taste of the ham. Simple sides like salad, or Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus will pair nicely with your glazed ham.
Can I substitute Dr. Pepper with another soft drink?
Dr. Pepper brings a special taste to this dish that other soda drinks might not be able to. So, we suggest sticking to Dr. Pepper for this recipe. But if not, a notable soda replacement you can use is Coca Cola or Coke. Although, remember not to use diet coke.
ConclusionWhether you’re a fan of sodas or not, this recipe shows just how much of a difference one can of Dr. Pepper can bring to a crockpot ham. Its rich, savory flavor, and caramelized texture will surely make this dish your loved ones’ instant Easter or Thanksgiving favorite!
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