Sweet Tender Ham

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You know how you slow cook a pork or beef roast and it just falls apart? Well here is a recipe that will do that to ham! And when you taste it, you’ll be tempted to make those noises you hear during firework shows: aaaaaah, ooooooh, waaaaaah, mmmmmmmmm. And do you want to hear my philosophy on brown sugar? I think it elevates anything it touches; truly the case here!! Thanks to Mel for sharing this one!! She has a knack for finding the best possible recipe for any given food….

 

5-7 lb. precooked bone-in ham (not spiral cut)

3-4 c white vinegar

1 c brown sugar

1½ T dry mustard

 

Place ham in large pot and using a solution of 2 parts water to1 part vinegar, cover ham by at least an inch or two. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat to medium and cook at a continuous boil for 2-3 hours (2 hours for smaller ham, 3 hours for larger ham). Because of vinegar smell, ham can be cooked outside on camp chef-type stove if desired. Remove ham from pot and cool slightly. Discard liquid. Shred ham with forks, discarding fat and bones.  Set aside. In bowl, combine brown sugar and mustard. Place half of shredded ham in 9 x 9 baking pan. Sprinkle half the brown sugar mixture over ham. Top with remaining ham and brown sugar mixture. Cover with foil and bake at 325°F for 1 hour.

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