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This easy slow-cooker ham is not only Paleo and AIP-compliant, but gluten-free and dairy-free and a great main dish for holidays like Easter and Christmas
I am a HUGE fan of using my crockpot. If I could cook with it every day I would. There is nothing like spending 5 minutes tossing some stuff into the pot, turning it on, and then a few hours later having a meal ready. Or at least your main dish. I use our crockpot a lot on the weekends so that I can either hang out with my family or spend time prepping meals/snacks for the rest of the week instead of just for dinner that night.
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This slow cooker ham is something we have year-round, but I'm posting it now since it could definitely work as an easy Easter dinner. It's an Autoimmune Paleo friendly adaptation of Arsy of Rubies and Radishes' Dijon Ham from her essential book, The Paleo Slow Cooker. Hers is amazing, but has some ingredients, like mustard, that don't work if you are avoiding seeds (like you do on an elimination diet like AIP). But you don't need to be on AIP to enjoy this one. It just happens to be AIP-friendly but doesn't lack in flavor in any way.
No video tutorial for this one because it's literally place ham in slow cooker, toss other ingredients on top, turn slow cooker on, cook. Go on with your day and then about 45 min before serving put a side dish in the oven. We love brussels sprouts cut in half tossed in melted bacon fat and salt and then roasted at 425 F for 25 min. That will take you about 10 minutes to prep. Throw that in the oven and spend the next 25 minutes relaxing or chopping up veggies for meals the rest of the week.
Meal Prep and Freeze this Delicious Ham
You can meal prep this ham easily! Follow the directions below on preparing this ham. Once finished, you can store the ham in the fridge for 3-4 days.
You can also freeze super easy too. If freezing from raw, put the ham and all the other ingredients in a freezer-safe bag. Massage the ingredients around to coat the ham. Store the ham in the freezer like this for up to 6 months.
To freeze the cooked ham, slice into individual portions or leave whole. Wrap the ham well in a layer of plastic wrap, then place in a plastic freezer-safe bag. Store the cooked ham in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Slow Cooker Ham Recipe
If you make this ham, I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!
Slow Cooker Ham (Paleo and AIP)
- 1 4-6 lb Ham Roast
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 2 tsp Dried Rosemary
- 4 tbs Coconut Oil
- zest of 1 Orange
- 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- Place ham in slow cooker.
- Put the rest of the ingredients on the ham.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Any suggestions for subbing out the rosemary. Its not a favorite in our house.
You can just omit it
Hi! This looks good but issue is I have hypothyroidism so orange juice I shouldn’t have. Any substitutions I can use??
Why can’t you have orange juice with hypothyroidism? I haven’t heard that one before (I have hypo too and have never had a problem with oj) – but not sure what you’ve been told you can have? Any juice really would be fine as it’s just to keep the ham moist and impart a bit of flavor.
Lovely Recipe. I tried the similar recipe with chicken but it turned out dry. Well nice to see a fresh version with ham. Thanks a lot.
I can’t have any citrus, well we limit it greatly. Thank you!
I am also a kitchen lover. It is amazing and delicious.
I love to cook in slow cooker kitchen gadget. I feel more comfort in it. This is so amazing reading for me. Thank you for sharing this article.
Thank you!! This is all very new to me, a bit of anxiety and worry I will fail, but I’m ready to feel better and no pain.
You’re welcome – and don’t feel anxiety. There is no failing – this is all about feeling better and everything you do is helping you to do so. There are no police nor any medals for being perfect – even if you “cheat” it’s a learning experience to help you understand what makes you feel good and not.
My daughter can’t have honey – is it okay if we just leave it out, or is there a replacement?
Sure, you can either leave it out or use maple syrup instead.