Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Shredded Ham

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Thanksgiving is in one week.

And I don’t like turkey.

(Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Turkey, yes. Big Bird with Bones…not so much.)

Anyway, I can usually stomach it for one meal. But I have to control my gag reflex when it is put out AGAIN for Thursday dinner and AGAIN for Friday lunch.


Make a ham. And not just any ham – the Slow Cooked Brown Sugar Shredded Ham.

This is the ‘mutha of all ham recipes. I’ve had people who dislike ham (like I dislike Turkey) ask me for the recipe because they couldn’t believe it was ham and it is that good.

Even better, you can cook it ahead and then just do the glazing right before you are going to serve. And it freezes incredibly well, so you can have ham another time in a couple of months.

And then best part…Bone-in Shank Ham is only $.99 (lb) at ALDI.

Feed a crew. Get rave reviews. Do it on the cheap. And save a turkey.

Sounds good to me.

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    • says

      Update: I made this in the roasting oven vs the oven or crockpot as planned. I let it cook for at least 8 hours and by the time that it was ready for the sauce, the kids were starving and I was rushing, so I used a bit of the cooled drippings to mix in some cornstarch, I then poured that back in with the sauce mixture and heated it until thickened just a bit before pouring it over the meat. This allowed me to skip the last 30-45min cook session and boy was it AMAZING!!!! This was a HUGE hit and we all gobbled it up! It was better than my memory served by far!!! Thank you so much for such an delicious dinner!!!

      • says

        YEAH!!! I’m so glad this recipe turned out so well for you…it’s a favorite in our household and I tell anyone…even if you don’t like ham, you’ll love this.

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