Slow Cooker Green Beans

Green beans are one of those healthy, versatile vegetables that can be made in a bunch of ways to complement your holiday meals. If you’re tired of making green bean casserole, try these special Green Beans that you can make right in your slow cooker. You’ll also save some precious oven space!

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How to make Easter Ham in your slow cooker

Ham is a traditional Easter main dish. I remember eating it pretty much every Easter of my life. People often cook it in their oven, but then you may be fighting for time and space as you’re preparing other dishes. If you’re eating later in the day, get the ham started in the morning, before church and other festivities, and use the slow cooker to make your juicy, tasty ham. It’s really easy to do! Just make sure your slow cooker is large enough. I have a suggestion for you at the end.

Tips:

In the event that your ham is a little too large for your cooker, you can always use heavy duty aluminum foil to create a tent over the slow cooker instead of the lid. Just be sure to seal it tightly around the rim to prevent the loss of too much heat and moisture.

Make cleaning up easier by spraying the inside of the crock with non-stick cooking spray prior to adding the ham. Or use one of these liners.

Ingredients for Easter Ham in the slow cooker

  • 5-7 lbs ham
  • ½ c prepared mustard of your choice
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Easter Ham in the Slow Cooker

  1. Cover ham in mustard and then rub with brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place ham in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.

**If you wish to have a browned outside, carefully transfer the ham to a baking dish after cooking. Broil it for just a few minutes to get that crust. Keep a close eye on it, though, because it browns quickly and could easily burn.

Slice and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Looking for another way to make ham in the slow cooker? Try this Sweet Mustard Ham recipe.

Need a new slow cooker?

You want to make sure you have the right slow cooker for the job. Do you need to upgrade or add to your collection? Here’s one to check out. It is my affiliate link, so that just means I’ll earn a few pennies at no additional cost to you, should you make a purchase through it.

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31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corned Beef and Cabbage

We traditionally associated corned beef and cabbage with St. Patrick’s Day. I know I do. I look forward to the meal every year, especially the variations like corned beef sliders that I get down at the local pub for the holiday. But you can actually enjoy this meal at any time of year. In fact, I highly suggest it, because it is an easy and filling meal that everyone likes.  Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corned Beef and Cabbage”

Pumpkin Soup Recipes and Variations

Once fall descends upon us, it’s time to think about all things pumpkin. Sure, they make for fun decorations, but pumpkin also tastes good and is quite a versatile garden food. These cooler days make one dream of warm, filling soups. Today I have two base recipes for you, as well as several variations that you can use to mix up your pumpkin soup game.

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What Is Pumpkin Spice?

As soon as the calendar rolls over to September 1, it officially becomes Pumpkin Spice season. Its popularity is so huge that some places have rolled back the start date to August. I’ll admit that makes me twitch, because to me, pumpkin spice is for fall, and August is still summer. But the kickoff used to be later, in October. In fact, October 1 is actually considered to be National Pumpkin Spice Day. Did you know that?

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