Ham Recipes – How to Make Coca-Cola Ham


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In this video, you’ll see how to make flavorful Easter ham basted with a brown sugar, grape juice, cola, and pineapple juice mixtures. It’s so easy. The ham comes out of the oven with a wonderful crispy crust and sensational sweet-and-savory flavors.

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20 comments

  1. All the soda does is make your ham nice and sweet. The ham is so juicy and the soda with the brown sugar caramelized the ham. You can add cloves and brown mustard to. Or. Pineapple juice its natural even beer. Your family and guest will love this ham.

  2. I made something similar in previous years. I didn’t really mind the sweetness since I made this at most twice a year and if you DON’T use a Spiral Cut Ham (which can dry out) it’ll just be along the very top of any given slice. 

    Some General Recommendations: 

    Make a paste of Brown Sugar and your favorite Mustard. It should be fairly thick so add the mustard a teaspoon at a time until you get a thick but spreadable consistency. Score the ham and apply the paste. 

    DO NOT pour the cola over the ham until you start basting it. You’ll just wash off the crust. Instead take an eight ounce can of soda and pour enough to cover the bottom of the pan (half to three fourths of a can) before placing the ham in the pan. 

    You can make a basting sauce with the other half of the soda, any remaining brown sugar/mustard mixture, and your favorite spices. Add it all into a small saucepan with a splash of water and heat/stir until it thickens. 

    Let the ham cook undisturbed for the first hour. The soda will steam in the oven and keep the ham moist. The second hour start basting your ham with the pan juices and your sauce mixture if you made it in 15 minute intervals. 

    Like any other meat you cook you should let your ham rest when you take it out of the oven. Baste it one last time when you take it out, cover it in foil, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. 

    Generally I found that Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke, or Pepsi (in order of preference) work well. Regular Coke is oddly salty. I also wouldn’t recommend a Diet Soda since they also have a salty undertone. Generics to the above three also work. 

  3. To much sweetness all around. Cola flavored carbonated beverage? I watched to see if I could find a new recipe for my ham instead of doing the same old recipe but I wont be using this one….

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