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Slow Cooker Ham in Ginger Beer - Ham on platter with slices cut, brussels sprouts and carrots

Slow Cooker Ham in Ginger Beer

Janice Pattie
Ham in Ginger beer has a sweet and spicy flavour, it's delicious warm served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables or serve cold with salad and pickles.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 339 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • roasting tin
  • Measuring spoons
  • small saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • Pastry brush


  • 1 kg ham or gammon joint unsmoked
  • 330 ml Alcoholic Ginger Beer or Ginger Beer
  • 3 slices fresh ginger root

For the glaze

  • 3 tbsp Ginger preserve
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root


Cook the Ham

  • Place the ham and ginger root in the slow cooker and pour over the ginger beer.
    Ham in Slow Cooker with ginger beer poured over
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  • When the cooking time is up, lift the ham from the cooker and drain. Discard the cooking liquid.

Make the Glaze

  • Place the ginger preserve in a small saucepan with 2 tbsp of water and a tsp of grated fresh ginger root.
    saucepan with ginger preserve
  • Bring to the boil stirring with a wooden spoon to break down the preserve.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, then pour into a bowl.

Roast the Ham

  • Preheat the oven to 170C
  • Remove the skin from the ham.
  • Cut across the fat with a sharp knife to create a diamond pattern.
    Cut diamond pattern in fat on the ham
  • Place the ham in a foil-lined roasting tin and brush all over with half the glaze.
    Brush on ginger glaze
  • Roast for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and brush over the remaining glaze.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 190C and roast for another 15 minutes until the glaze is golden.
    Finished roasted ham in roaster
  • Remove from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes before carving.
    Ham Sliced with vegetables on platter.


Serve hot or cold.


Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 27gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 1489mgPotassium: 363mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg