Slow cooked shredded ham in a brown sugar and mustard sauce. This is the sort of thing you prepare a day or so in advance so that when you serve it you don't really have to do much of anything at all. Great for times when people will be in and out, eating irregularly all day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the ham in a large pot or slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 8 to 10 hours. Remove the meat from the water, and allow to cool. If it has cooked long enough, it will fall into pieces as you pick it up.

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  • Pull the ham apart into shreds once it is cool enough to handle. It doesn't have to be tiny shreds. Place the shredded ham into a slow cooker. Stir in the mustard and brown sugar, cover, and set to Low. Cook just until heated. Serve on dinner rolls. We don't use any other sandwich toppings with it, but that is a personal choice.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 64.7mg; sodium 1720.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2007
DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! We had these with coleslaw on the side- I had dill pickles on mine and my mom had horseradish sauce on hers and they were both outrageously good! The possibilities for condiments seem to be limitless- although these sandwiches need nothing else to be awesome. These are great- so easy and HUGE results! (I used a thick cut ham steak instead of a whole ham because there were only two of us for dinner last night.) We're having a birthday party here next weekend and I'm going to make a big pot of these for our guest- this recipe is TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves! Thank you so much for sharing this! UPDATE 1/15/07 I used this recipe 3 times over the holidays for my 'holiday ham' and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS!!!!!! I don't think I'll ever do ham any other way ever again! We even had a repair man here one night who wanted to stay for dinner because it smelled so good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2006
Pretty good the first time around. A bit too sweet though. Had to add some toppings -- pickles and/or cole slaw -- to round out the sweetness. I froze the leftovers for another day. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2007
DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! We had these with coleslaw on the side- I had dill pickles on mine and my mom had horseradish sauce on hers and they were both outrageously good! The possibilities for condiments seem to be limitless- although these sandwiches need nothing else to be awesome. These are great- so easy and HUGE results! (I used a thick cut ham steak instead of a whole ham because there were only two of us for dinner last night.) We're having a birthday party here next weekend and I'm going to make a big pot of these for our guest- this recipe is TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves! Thank you so much for sharing this! UPDATE 1/15/07 I used this recipe 3 times over the holidays for my 'holiday ham' and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS!!!!!! I don't think I'll ever do ham any other way ever again! We even had a repair man here one night who wanted to stay for dinner because it smelled so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2006
My husband loved this. I only bought a 5 pound ham and scaled back quite a bit on the brown sugar to about 4 oz. hubby don't like real sweet meats. I also added an onion due to his preference. Served it on Kaiser rolls with potato salad and fresh cut up veggies. He loved it. Took another reviewers suggestion and froze leftovers for hubbys sandwiches for work. Thanks so much for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2005
This is a hit with a busy household that has teenagers coming and going at all hours. I bought those trays of rolls that are in a metal pan I placed the ham in all of the rolls placed the rolls back on the pan tied the plastic cover back up and placed them in the fridge. The kids just help themselves sometimes eating them cold sometimes heating them up in the microwave for 15 seconds. They don't care for a bunch of condiments so this recipe works out great! Thanks:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
This was easy to make and very tasty. I had spicy mustard on hand so that's what I used. My husband did feel it needed something else so he added some dill pickle slices to his sandwiches and declared it perfect. I make up lunches ahead of time for my husband and freeze them. This is a perfect recipe for that purpose. It's also great for those days when you have family in and out all day. Try this one...you'll like it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2006
This was pretty tasty! Although I wasn't feeding a crowd and didn't have all day to cook it so I had to make some adjustments. Since it was just for 2 of us I used a 1 lb. ham slice. We just added brown sugar and mustard to a skillet and cooked over medium-high for about 20 minutes. Very tangy and easy. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
This recipe is fantastic! It goes great with baked beans on the side. And my husband who almost never has a comment about what he's eating said "This is really good!" and had a second helping. It's got a subtle sweet & tangy taste to it and it's perfect for after holiday left over hams. Thank you so much for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
This is such an awesome recipe! It takes awhile to cook but of course that is why it is a slow cooker recipe:) Once it is done it is very simple to make and fast once the ham is cooked. It tastes so good and has been a real big hit with our family and extended family. This recipe has become a regular recipe for us and is great for anytime. It makes a lot so you can eat it for several days or take it to a carry in! Sure to be a hit anywhere!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2006
Pretty good the first time around. A bit too sweet though. Had to add some toppings -- pickles and/or cole slaw -- to round out the sweetness. I froze the leftovers for another day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
This is a really different and delicious way to make ham! We made it for our casual Easter today and it was perfect. Based on other reviews I decreased the amount of brown sugar by about half and the "mustard barbeque sauce" was still perfectly sweet. I did not discard the ham broth after preparing the ham... it will make a great soup base later!!! It looked/smelled heavenly. Read More
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