Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

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Using my slow cooker definitely helps me to feel like I am winning at life. If we are having a super busy day I am just able to sit down, at 5pm, with my family, knowing that the slow cooker has taken care of everything. Today I want to share with you my slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze. If you want to get right to it then skip to the end of this post for the full recipe card. If you’re looking for some inspiration for other slow cooker recipes then be sure to check out my Easy slow cooker recipes (UK recipes).

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

Ingredients for slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

1/3 cup brown sugar, balsamic vinegar & pure orange juice

Gammon joint (mine was 750g) I used smoked but unsmoked will work too

Method for slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

Combine the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar & pure orange juice. If you’re a time saver, like me, you can just whisk it together in the slow cooker pot.

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze - joint when putting into slow cooker

Place the gammon joint into the slow cooker. Without the plastic on. As I bought a smoked joint I boiled it for 5 minutes, just to attempt to remove a little salt from the joint. Move it around to soak in the glaze.

Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. Times may vary based on your slow cooker. 

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze - Finished gammon

Turn every 1 hour on high or even 2 hours on low.

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

Remove the joint. Shred the meat.

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze - Reduce glaze

Boil the glaze in a saucepan, until it thickens up.

Spread this over the gammon or use it as a dipping sauce.

How to cook slow cooker gammon:

You can use stock, water, or just about any liquid that you like to cook your slow cooker gammon. Slow cooker gammon cola is quite popular, where you just cook a gammon joint in a can of diet coke. I’ve cooked my gammon in orange juice, and multiple other things. I prefer to buy an unsmoked gammon joint, as it tastes less salty in my opinion.

How to cook smoked gammon joint:

Personally I like to boil a smoked gammon joint for a little while before I put it in the slow cooker, as otherwise I find it to be too salty.

How to make my slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze:

Slow cooker gammon joint with balsamic & orange glaze

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pure orange juice
  • 750g Gammon joint I used smoked but unsmoked would work too

Instructions

  1. Combine the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar & pure orange juice. If you're a time saver, like me, you can just whisk it together in the slow cooker pot.
  2. As I bought a smoked joint I boiled it for 5 minutes, just to attempt to remove a little salt from the joint.

  3. Place the gammon joint into the slow cooker. Without the plastic wrapper on. 

  4. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. 

  5. Turn every 1 hour on high or every 2 hours on low.

  6. Remove the joint from the slow cooker. Shred the meat.

  7. Boil the glaze in a saucepan, until it thickens up. This should take a few minutes.

  8. Spread the glaze over the shredded gammon or use it as a dipping sauce.

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4 Responses

  1. janet hawkins August 12, 2018 / 10:52 am

    looks amazing, would love to try this. yummy.

    • katykicker August 14, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      I’ll have to invite you over for dinner one night!

  2. Louis August 15, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    That looks so yummy! We just did coke gammon in the slow cooker and it was very nice!

    • katykicker August 21, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      I’m going to have to give that a try soon! x

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