Boneless Smoked Ham Recipe is a delicious way to cook your ham. The ham heats perfectly and the ham turns out juicy and flavorful.
Easy Boneless Smoked Ham Recipe:
If you are looking for a delicious way to cook your holiday ham, this is The Best Smoked Ham Recipe. The ham heats in about 3 hours and then basted with a maple syrup, brown sugar glaze.
This recipe is so easy and we love the smoke flavor that the smoker gives the ham. Cooking the ham in the smoker, saves space in your oven especially during the holidays. My family loves a good ham recipe and this one cooks tender, juicy and flavorful.
The sweet and savory flavor always is a crowd favorite. We love this smoky flavor ham for the holidays but also enjoy it throughout the year. Leftover ham is so delicious and can be used in many different recipes.
- Boneless Ham
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Bourbon (or Dark Rum)
How to Smoke Ham:
- Step 1 – Heat Smoker – Preheat the pellet grill smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Step 2 – Prepare ham – Place a rack on a baking sheet and place the ham on the rack.
- Step 3 – Place ham in Smoker – Then place the baking sheet in the smoker. Cook for 3-4 hours until the internal temperature of the ham is 145 degrees.
- Step 4 – Prepare the Ham Glaze – Add the brown sugar, maple syrup and bourbon to a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer, whisk and cook for approximately 5-10 minutes until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Step 5 – Remove String – Remove any string from the ham and slice it.
- Step 6 – Pour Glaze on Ham – Pour the glaze over the sliced ham and coat it with a basting brush.
- Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the ham is ready to serve and enjoy.
How Long to Smoke Ham:
Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the ham is cooked to a safe temperature before removing it from the smoker. A big ham will take longer to cook and a smaller ham will cook quicker.
Your ham should cook to a temperature of 140 degrees when it is safe to remove from the smoker. Cook the ham for about 20 minutes per pound. Cook time will vary based on your smoker.
- Wood Chips – Make sure to add chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your smoker does not have an automatic feature.
- Baking Pan – We used a baking sheet to cook the ham in, but you can also use a disposable pan. This helps for an easy clean up. You can just throw the aluminum pan away.
- Glaze – We like to prepare the glaze once the ham has reached an internal temperature of 135 degrees. This way you can pour the glaze over the ham after removing from the smoker.
- Serving Ham – When purchasing a ham, plan on about ¾ pound per person that you are planning on serving. This will also allow for leftovers for all the leftover ham recipes.
- Meat Thermometer – Make sure to use a meat thermometer to make sure your ham reaches 140 degrees internal temperature.
- Cooking the Ham – There is no need to cover the ham with foil when you place in the smoker. All you need to do is slide the pan with the ham in the smoker and close the smoker lid.
- Ham Variation – We use a fully cooked boneless ham in this recipe, but you can use different types of ham. You can use a bone-in ham or spiral cut ham. If using a spiral ham, place the ham cut side down in the baking dish. These ham options can be purchased at the grocery store.
- Glaze – We love the brown sugar glaze but feel free to use what you prefer. A bourbon glaze is always a great option. You can also add a dry rub on the ham before placing in the smoker.
- Wood Chips – There are many wood chips options when smoking a ham. You can use a apple wood chips, hickory or cherry wood chips. All options give the ham so much flavor.
What to Serve with Smoke Ham:
Serving this ham for the holidays, we always love making different side dishes. These side dish options, can easily be prepared in less than 30 minutes and are simple to make.
- Homemade Mashed Potatoes – It is so easy to make creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes from scratch. They are so delicious with ham and must for the holiday dinner.
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes – No need to buy the store bought mixes when you have this easy recipe. Scalloped potatoes are much better homemade and are made with simple ingredients.
- More Sides to try – If you are looking for the best Ham sides, check out all of these options.
How to Store Leftover Smoked Ham:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
How to Reheat Leftover Ham:
Leftover ham can be reheated in the microwave or in the oven. Leftover ham can be served with your side dishes or made into another recipe.
You want to place your oven on low heat of 275 degrees and cover with foil. I usually use this method if I have a lot of ham leftovers.
You can use the Microwave to reheat the leftover ham, just make sure to not heat it to long as it could dry it out.
Ways to Use Leftover Ham:
Ham is one of those meats that can be used in many different recipes. We love ham for the holidays, but I like to make it throughout the year for the leftovers. Try one of these easy recipes for your leftover smoked ham.
- Ham and Cheese Omelets – Dice up your leftover ham and add it to a skillet with some eggs. Top with cheese for a delicious breakfast or dinner the next day.
- Ham and Bean Soup – Cubes of leftover ham make this soup so hearty and filling. It is a one pot meal full of the best flavors. If you are smoking a spiral ham, save the ham bone and add it to this soup.
- Ham and Cheese Casserole – Add diced ham to our cheesy potato casserole for a a delicious dinner idea. It is the best ham and potato casserole. This would make a complete meal idea by adding ham to this casserole recipe.
Print Recipe for Smoked Ham:
- 4 pound Boneless Ham
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Bourbon or Dark Rum
- Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place a rack on a baking sheet and place the ham on the rack.
- Then place the baking sheet in the smoker and cook for 3-4 hours until the internal temperature of the ham is 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the brown sugar, maple syrup and bourbon to a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer, whisk and cook for approximately 5-10 minutes until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Remove any string from the ham and slice it.
- Pour the glaze over the sliced ham and coat it with a basting brush.
- Then the ham is ready to serve and enjoy!
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