This is the best way of smoking a cooked ham in your electric smoker! Using a ham rub or leaving it as is, smoked ham brings out the natural flavors and is a great new way to cook your holiday ham this year. Here are instructions on how to smoke a ham easily at home.
We were smoking a cooked ham last night and it came out so fantastic that we wanted to share how we did it in our electric smoker with you. If you are new to smoking meats I will tell you that everything comes out amazingly well and even if you don’t use a ham rub it gives it such amazing flavor! You can see the picture above and I will tell you that not only were the outside portions filled with rich apple wood smokey flavor but it permeates throughout the meat and was a great treat. It’s one of our favorite easy smoker recipes.
If you are looking for unique ways to cook ham or any other meat for that matter, especially during the holidays, this is it.
We have tried and created many easy electric smoker recipes but this one is great for Easter and Christmas I tell you.
I will start with the electric smoker we have and love. It is inexpensive but gets the job done as well as providing a probe you put into the meat and when it reaches the temperature desired it stops cooking on it’s own and slowly lowers the temperature to keep it warm but not overcook it!!
There are a variety of smokers out there at a range of prices but honestly we think this is the best smoker overall because it’s easy to use and not an expensive unit…but gets the job done!
Choosing good wood chips is key too. They come in a variety of types and “flavors”, for this smoked ham recipe we used a lighter apple wood you see here. The variety box we buy is below which is great because you can try different ones and see which you like best with which meat and go from there.
The directions on smoking a cooked ham are for an electric smoker but it is basically the same if you’re using another type, just remember that the desired temperature is 150 degrees, slower and longer is better when it comes to smoking a ham or any other meat really in our opinion.
This is what you need when smoking a cooked ham
- Ham – ours was about 11 lbs.
- Wood chips – we buy this box with several types & used apple for this
- If you want to make a ham rub – we didn’t use one this time in the pictures
- Brown sugar
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
After you’re done with this and looking for more electric smoker recipes, you should give these a whirl
Smoking a Cooked Ham
- 1 ham ours was about 11 lbs.
- 3 c wood chips or more, to fill wood chip container
- Ham rub optional, can smoke ham without rub
- 1/2 c sugar
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 1.5 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- If you want to use a ham rub then mix all spices listed above together in a bowl, rub a bit of olive oil and then massage the ham rub over the whole thing.
- Fill the wood chip drawer with wood chips of your choice, that is all that is necessary if you're using an electric smoker.
- Place the flat side of the ham on the smoker rack and put the meat thermometer probe into the top and into the middle of the ham.
- Close the smoker and set to cook until the ham reaches 150 degrees F. which took ours approx. 4 hours.
- Allow to rest, slice and serve.
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