Slow Cooker Baked Ham in Cola

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 45mins
  • Serves icon
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Cola adds sweet balance to the salty, tender slow-cooked gammon. Soak ham overnight in water before you begin, and don't forget to reduce the sauce to create a sticky glaze to drizzle over the ham and vegetables.

recipe updated Jul 9, 2020


  • Ham icon
    1.135 kg (about 56 ¾)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Carrot icon
    2 (about 100 g)
  • Canned black beans icon
    Canned black beans
    383.06 g (about 1)
  • Cloves icon
    5 (about 1.25 g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    2 (about 0.4 g)
  • Cola icon
    3 ¾ cups (about 900 g)
  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.15 g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    1 tbsp (about 16.5 g)
  • English mustard icon
    English mustard
    2 tsp (about 11 g)


  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

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  1. Add ham, onion, cloves, carrot, canned black beans and bay leaves to a clean slow cooker bowl
  2. Add cola, dark brown sugar, tomato paste and English mustard to a clean saucepan
  3. Heat until just boiling while stirring occasionally
  4. Transfer sauce to slow cooker bowl and cover
  5. Cook - 6 hr 30 min, high heat
  6. Drain with sieve
  7. Boil until thickened - 10 min
  8. Serve
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