The Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham is a succulent and flavorful dish that embodies the perfect marriage of sweet and savory. This slow-cooker recipe transforms a simple ham into a show-stopping centerpiece, elevated by the rich combination of brown sugar and pineapple.
At the heart of this dish is a ham, typically spiral-cut for optimal flavor absorption. The magic happens as it slow-cooks in a crockpot, allowing the flavors to meld and the meat to become tender and infused with the delectable sweetness of brown sugar and the tropical brightness of pineapple.
The brown sugar forms a caramelized crust on the ham, creating a delightful balance between sweetness and savory richness. Meanwhile, the pineapple adds a burst of fruity acidity, cutting through the richness and imparting a layer of complexity to the overall flavor profile.
This ham isn’t just a main course; it’s a celebration of flavors and the art of slow-cooking. Whether served at festive occasions, family dinners, or casual gatherings, the Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham invites everyone to savor the tender perfection and irresistible sweetness that defines this classic dish.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2 cups beef broth (broth has a better flavor, but you can use water)
- 1.5 cups Minute Rice
- 10 oz Rotel
- 2 oz diced green chilies (half a small can)
- 10 oz enchilada sauce
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the diced onion until the onions are translucent and the beef is cooked. Drain off the grease and return the mixture to the pan.
- Add the remaining dry seasonings: salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and taco seasoning. Mix together.
- Pour in the broth (or water), followed by the Minute Rice.
- Add one can of Rotel and half a can of green chilies (you can add the entire can of green chilies if you like the heat).
- Stir all the ingredients well and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover with a lid, and cook for 5 minutes. Then, pour on the enchilada sauce and sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Cover and let the ingredients melt for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve warm as is or over Nacho Cheese Doritos, tortilla chips, and with toppings such as salsa, sour cream, lettuce, green onions, etc.