Sweet Mustard Glazed Ham in the Crockpot

Here’s a frugal tip for you. Around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter when ham goes on sale, we buy extra and stick it in the freezer. Whenever we’re ready for ham over the coming months, we pull it out, thaw it over the course of 2 or 3 days in the fridge and then stick it in the slow cooker.

Make sure you buy a ham that’s small enough to fit, or if possible cut it (or have the butcher in your grocery store cut it for you), before you freeze it. Once the ham is thawed, put it in the slow cooker. We often do this on a Sunday and enjoy a delicious mustard glazed ham dinner that night. We add green beans, potatoes, biscuit and the likes, making it a proper Sunday supper.

There’s usually plenty of ham leftover to use in egg dishes, casserole or on sandwiches the next few days.

Slowcooker Mustard Glazed Ham

Slowcooker Mustard Glazed Ham


  • 3 to 5 lb. cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 3 TBSP orange juice
  • 1 TBSP cold water
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch


  1. Place ham in crockpot.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, mustard, and orange juice.
  3. Pour mixture over ham, put cover on crockpot, and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
  4. Turn crockpot down to LOW temperature and cook for 6 to 7 hours.
  5. Remove ham from crockpot and keep warm, and turn crockpot to HIGH.
  6. Mix cold water and cornstarch in small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved.
  7. Whisk cornstarch mixture into drippings in crockpot, cook until sauce begins to thicken, whisking several times.
  8. Serve ham with thickened glaze spooned over slices.

Did you miss yesterday’s post? Or any of the other delicious slow cooker recipes in this series? We’ve got you covered.

How To Use Up Leftover Ham 

Let’s talk for a minute about what to do with any of those leftovers. We already gave you some ideas at the beginning of this post, but here’s a few more.

  • Fix a denver omelet, or a simple ham and cheese one with cubed up pieces of the ham.
  • Slice the ham for sandwiches, or make a cuban sandwich with cheese and pickles.
  • Cube up the ham and use it in macaroni or potato salad for a one dish meal.
  • Slice and fry the ham and serve it with eggs and biscuits for breakfast.
  • Make a quick and easy potato soup by browning diced onion and ham in a pot, then add plenty of water or broth and instant potato flakes.
  • Add a few pieces of diced up ham into canned tomato soup and serve it for lunch with some grilled cheese.
  • Boil some eggs, cube up the ham and a little cheese and fix a big chef salad.

How it’s your turn. What do you do with leftover ham?