Savory Pulled Ham

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You’re probably already familiar with pulled pork, but what about pulled ham? ! You might be shaking your head thinking that you can’t make shredded ham out of a piece of meat that’s already been cured. You can – we’re here to show you! This pulled ham recipe is low and slow roasted, like a pork butt, to give you the most delicious results. our secret? We top it with a simple mixture of stone-ground mustard and brown sugar before popping it into the oven. It adds a bit of sweetness and tartness that complements the already tasty meat. The flavors balance each other perfectly! Add a little pineapple on top and you can get some seriously delicious results. This delicious ham recipe will melt in your mouth in the best possible way.

Ham Options:

Not all hams are created equal, especially for this recipe. You want to choose between bone-in and unsliced ​​rump or calf parts. Note that this recipe does not work with spiral sliced ​​ham! Sliced ​​varieties won’t cut as well. If you do use a shank, be sure to trim off any hard skin.

We use the boneless variety in our crunch and it works too! You should also keep in mind that larger cuts of meat will take more time to roast.

Baking pan tips:

You can use a dip dish or a baking dish for this recipe, and it will need to be covered during baking. You can cover it tightly with aluminum foil, or if you have a suitable lid, you can use that too. Make sure whatever you use to cover the meat closes as tightly as possible so the delicious juices don’t escape while cooking.

Flavor Additional Ideas:

In this pulled ham recipe, you can add other seasonings of your choice to the mustard and brown sugar combo:

  • chilli flakes
  • orange peel
  • Maple sugar
  • green chili
  • … get creative!

Make sure to stay away from anything salty when adding more seasoning. The ham is already a cured piece of meat, so you don’t want to add salt to the mixture. Over-marinated meat is the one thing you want to avoid!

Troubleshooting: How Do I Know My Ham Is Cooked?

Use a meat thermometer to determine internal temperature. It should read between 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit. You too can tell when your shredded ham is ready to shred!

Slow Cooker Instructions:

You can definitely turn this dish into a slow cooker. Simply place the meat in the slow cooker, cover with the mustard mixture, and place the pineapple rings on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.

Information for smokers:

If you’re interested in cooking with a smoker, we love This recipe from Hey Grill, Hey.

Note in advance:

You can make this recipe a few days in advance if desired. Simply prepare and cook the ham, chop it, and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to 3-4 days. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy, reheat in a 350°F oven until heated through. You can also heat in the microwave in 30-second increments until fully heated.

Service suggestion:

Serve delicious shredded ham as a main course with these tasty side dishes:

  • Make sandwiches out of bread. Opt for homemade rolls if you can!
  • Potatoes: mashed or baked
  • Vegetables: Butternut squash, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, or carrots
  • Bread: Breadsticks, baguettes, cheddar batter bread, or homemade rye
  • Salads: Cucumber Salad, Egg Salad, Macaroni Salad, or Arugula