Slow cooker gammon: an easy but tasty recipe that takes 5 minutes to prepare

This slow cooker gammon recipe requires very little effort, but delivers a juicy, flavoursome ham

slow cooker gammon recipe
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This slow cooker gammon recipe will change your ham game forever. Home-cooked ham is many people's favourite guilty pleasure at this time of year, and there's nothing quite as disappointing as tucking into a slice of cooked gammon that has turned out a little dry. With this slow cooker recipe, there'll be nothing but juiciness and heaps of flavour. 

It takes just five minutes to prepare, so pop the ingredients in the slow cooker and head out for a brisk winter walk. It will make for the most comforting meal when you return.

Make sure you use a large-sized slow cooker for this recipe, as you'll be using a big cut of meat that needs room. Need a new slow cooker? There's still time to grab a bargain in the January sales. These are today's best deals:

Slow cooker gammon recipe

To make sure your ham doesn't turn out dry, you'll need to cook your gammon in something quite acidic, though not too vinegary. We recommend apple cider, ale, or apple juice, about 750ml. You'll also need:

  • Gammon cut of pork, about 750g–1kg;
  • Whole grain mustard, 100 grams. You can use any other type of mustard if you prefer, but we think whole grain works especially well here;
  • Honey, 100 ml;
  • Salt, to taste


Rub the gammon with the salt, mustard, and honey. Put it in the slow cooker and pour in the cider/juice/ale. Leave to cook on slow for six hours. Voila, your ham is ready to serve with apple chutney and chips/fresh bread. Yes, it really is that easy.

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Cola slow cooker gammon

Fancy trying something different? Swap the apple juice/cider for a can of cola for a sweet and sticky take on the classic. Feeling really adventurous? Why not try a fruity cola such as Dr Pepper instead?

Serving suggestions for your slow cooker gammon:

  • Heap with coleslaw (this goes great with a sticky cola ham)
  • Pile with hot sage and onion stuffing
  • Smother it in mustard or hot sauce for a spicy kick
  • Do away with the classic roll and pull the pork using two forks, before serving in a wrap or as a burrito