BBQ Smoked Ham

BBQ Smoked Ham

BBQ Smoked Ham

Hams are not just for the holidays! This is recipe is one of my favorite ways to “double smoke” a spiral ham. Most people only think of a serving a ham for the holidays but let me tell you this ham recipe can be served year round and folks will be asking you for more. WHAT MALCOM USED IN THIS RECIPE: Print
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BBQ Smoked Ham

BBQ Smoked Ham


Hams are not just for the holidays!  This is recipe is one of my favorite ways to “double smoke” a spiral ham. I like the spiral ham because it’s already portioned for you.  The slices take on the seasoning and glaze and each piece taste delicious. 



  1. Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 250-275°F using a few chunks of cherry wood for smoke flavor.
  2. Remove spiral ham from packaging and coat the outside with the Dijon Mustard. Apply a light coat of The BBQ Rub over the dijon.  
  3. Place the ham on the smoker and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Heat the brown sugar, honey, and vinegar sauce until warm and drizzle over the ham.  Use a basting brush to spread the glaze over the surface if necessary.  
  5. Continue to smoke the ham for 30 minutes until the glaze sets.
  6. Remove the ham from the smoker and serve.

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I start with a fully cooked spiral ham but you can use any smoked “city” ham: shank, butt, or whole hams will work.I like the spiral ham because it’s already portioned for you. The slices take on the seasoning and glaze and each piece taste delicious. BBQ Smoked Ham Since this ham is fully cooked you’re really just warming it up on the smoker and adding a glaze at the end. These hams are perfectly ok to eat out of the package or warmed in the oven but they are at their very best on the smoker. BBQ Smoked Ham I start by applying a light coat of Dijon mustard on the outside. This acts as a glue for the seasoning. For that I use my The BBQ Rub but not too heavy. I want a hint of bbq flavor without being overly seasoned. BBQ Smoked Ham The spiral ham goes on the pit for about 2.5 hours; I like to add a few chunks of cherry wood for smoke flavor this is where the “double smoke” comes into play. BBQ Smoked Ham Then it gets the glaze. I mix brown sugar, honey, and my vinegar bbq sauce and baste it over the top letting it drizzle down into all the nooks and cranny’s! This glaze is sweet but also has a nice acidic balance that goes great on ham. The glaze needs to cook on for about 30 minutes and you’re all done – It’s that easy. Since the ham is spiral slice cutting it up is a breeze, just use a knife to free it from the bone and arrange the slices on a serving platter. I’ll be the first to tell you it makes some “Killer” BBQ ham sandwiches! BBQ Smoked Ham Malcom Reed Connect on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Follow me on Instagram Buy Killer Hogs Products Here

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8 responses to “BBQ Smoked Ham”

  1. Robert Todd Scott says:

    Can’t wait to give it a go this weekend for Easter. Everything Malcolm does is spot on terrific!


  2. Don Huggins says:

    Met your friend Ray the other day at his restaurant in St Pete(Dr.BBQ).Had a great lunch and he had nothing but good things to say about you.I still enjoy your receipts and great ideas on cooking.

  3. frank thompson says:

    sounds good, can’t wait to try to do it for the family.

  4. Bubba says:

    I’ve really enjoyed your videos. You do a good job man. Keep them coming

  5. Ken Admire says:

    Can this be smoked in an electric smoker? I have only the Smokin-it 3D for smoking meats but would like to try it.

  6. Eric says:

    This was a big hit for our Christmas gathering. Everyone said it was the best ham they ever had

  7. Lou Gingerich says:

    Would it work to smoke this a day before serving it? What would be your recommendation for reheating?

  8. Jonathan Wald says:

    I made this for Easter this year and everyone said it was the best ham they ever had. It’s rare when the family picks at the leftovers at the end of the evening, but with this I couldn’t keep them away. This was another Malcom spectacular! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!

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