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.
- 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.
You can use a spiral sliced ham for this but I’d keep the cooking time more on the low end (closer to 4 hours or even less) as the slices allow it to cook faster and get dried out faster.
Keywords: AIP, Paleo, Easter, Christmas