Made this today and it was amazing!

Made this today and it was amazing!

As family folks in small-town America, we often look for meals that bring a little excitement to the dinner table without wandering too far from comfort-food territory. That’s where my Slow Cooker Sriracha Ham shines! Imagine moist, tender ham with a kick of zesty sriracha glaze – it’s a delightful twist on a classic main dish that’s sure to please both the spice seekers and the ham traditionalists in your family. Born from the love of a slow-cooked meal, this dish brings a little pizzazz to your dining with a hint of Asian-inspired spice thanks to that bold sriracha sauce. It’s perfect for any occasion calling for a hearty centerpiece, especially when you’ve got a busy day ahead but still want a home-cooked meal that brings everyone running to the dinner table.

This mouthwatering ham pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Some fluffy mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole can balance out the heat. Adding simple steamed green beans or buttered corn offers a straightforward veggie side that complements the savory ham. For a bigger splash of color and nutrition, a tossed green salad with a light vinaigrette dressing does the trick. And let’s not forget the power of a fresh dinner roll to soak up all the flavorful glaze that’s too good to waste.

Slow Cooker Sriracha Ham

Servings: 8-10 servings, perfect for a family gathering or to ensure leftovers for the week’s lunches.

Ingredients

  • – 1 bone-in fully cooked ham (about 5 to 7 pounds)
  • – 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • – 1/4 cup honey
  • – 1/4 cup sriracha sauce
  • – 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

  • 1. Start by placing your ham into the slow cooker. It’s important to trim it if necessary to make sure it fits snugly.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, honey, sriracha, minced garlic, and apple cider vinegar to create your glaze.
  • 3. Pour the glaze evenly over the ham, trying your best to get some between the slices if you’ve pre-sliced your ham.
  • 4. Put the lid on your slow cooker, set it on low, and allow the ham to cook for 4 to 5 hours. If you’re around, baste the ham with the glaze every hour to enrich the flavor.
  • 5. Once the ham is heated through and has absorbed those gorgeous flavors, you’re ready to plate up and serve.

Variations & Tips

  • For those who’d like a milder kick, reduce the sriracha to 2 tablespoons and consider adding a splash of pineapple juice for a sweet and tangy vibe. Got little ones or folk with more sensitive palates? Serve some of the glaze on the side so everyone can adjust their heat level themselves.
  • If your family’s going for a low-sugar option, you can substitute the brown sugar with coconut sugar or a sweetener that fits your dietary needs. Just make sure it’s one that can handle the slow cooking process without turning bitter.
  • And here’s a little reminder: don’t toss out that bone! It’s packed with flavor and perfect for making soups or beans later in the week. Resourcefulness is a must in a family kitchen, after all.

There you have it – a slow cooker sriracha ham that’s bound to keep your folks coming back for seconds. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find this dish making its special appearances at more than just your family dinners. It’s got that magic touch for potlucks and picnics, too!