The Best Ham Recipe For Your Traeger

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The Best Ham Recipe For Your Traeger

Yield: 1 Ham – Approx finished weight 6 pounds

Prep time: 20 Minutes Prep, 2 Days of Brine time

Cook time: 2 Hours smoke time, 4-6 hours of cook time


Measure   Ingredient                                                 

7 lbs             Pork Shoulder, Boneless                      

1 Pkg            Chef Brine, 5280 Culinary - Follow package directions         

1 Cup           Sugar, Brown, Dark                                                

2 Cup           Syrup, Maple - or to taste

Glaze Recipe

2 Cups          Sugar, Brown, Dark                                                

2 Tbsp          Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                 

1 Cup           Syrup, Maple

1 tsp             Cinnamon, Ground - or to taste                   

1 tsp             Vanilla Extract - or to taste                             

Cooking Directions

  • Using Chef Brine, brine Pork in a bucket for 2 days (48 hours) in your fridge (One package is the correct size to use)
    • Brine directions (according to Chef Brine instructions): Bring two quarts of water to a boil and stir in seasoning blend.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring to dissolve seasonings and to activate spices – about 5 minutes.  Cool and combine with 2 gallons of ice water in a large plastic bucket.
  • Pat the pork dry, then add to the cooled brine.
  • Cover and refrigerate
  • After 48 hours, remove pork from brine, do not rinse.
  • On the skin side make diagonal cuts into the skin (not the meat) across the entire top side
  • Pre Heat your Traeger Grill to 180 degrees and load with your preferred pellets
  • Place the ham on the grill grate and smoke for 2 hours (or more if stronger smoke is desired)
  • Once ham has smoked for 2 hours, transfer ham to a heavy-duty pan
  • Turn Traeger temperature to 325 degrees
  • Place 1 cup of water into the pan and cover ham and pan with foil
  • Cook ham, covered, until internal temp reaches 135/140 degrees
  • Uncover ham and turn Traeger temperature to 425
  • Cook ham until internal temp reaches 150 degrees and skin starts to brown
  • Baste ham with glaze every 5 minutes for about 35-45 minute or until desired glaze is reached
  • Remove ham from the Traeger at 150, cover with foil and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes.  Ham should carry over to 155 degrees
  • Uncover, slice, serve and enjoy

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Published: 3/2/2020