How To Cook A Whole Ham On The Grill

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How To Cook A Whole Ham On The Grill

How To Cook A Whole Ham On The Grill? You need a good recipe for Easter! When it comes to cooking, grilling is one of the best ways to cook your meat. The smoky flavor and juicy finish make this cooking perfect for ham. The only thing you need to do is find a recipe to help you cook it perfectly.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to cook a whole ham on your grill and what tools and supplies you’ll need. From temperature and timing to the perfect sauce, we’ve got all the information you need!

The Ingredients You’ll Need To Cook A Whole Ham On The Grill

When cooking a whole ham on the grill, you’ll need some specific tools to get the job done.

For starters, you’ll need a whole ham. You can buy one pre-cooked or cook it yourself with your favorite recipe. A good recipe will show you how to slow roast it with vegetables for hours until it’s juicy and fork-tender.

You will also need a meat thermometer to know when your ham is done cooking. You can’t just look at it and guess! Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the ham, any additions like pineapple juice or brown sugar, and even what type of grill you’re using.

Another essential tool for cooking your ham is an instant-read thermometer. This will help you ensure that your ham has cooked through without overcooking it and drying out the meat. You should know when your ham is done by checking its internal temperature; it should be 170°F (77°C) when fully cooked through different recipes that may require slightly different temperatures for perfect results.

How To Prepare The Ham To Cook A Whole Ham On The Grill

There are several steps you’ll need to take before cooking the ham. First, remove any plastic or metal bands around the meat. You can tell these by looking for a seam that runs along the circumference of the ham. The seam will have a straight line of indentations where it’s been cut.

Next, use a sharp knife to score the fat in a consistent grid pattern. This will help the fat render out during cooking and give your ham a delicious flavor.

Now, place your fresh ham directly on top of your grill grates and close the lid. Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour per pound until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

To finish, slather it with your favorite BBQ sauce before serving!

The Grilling Method

If you’re looking for a simple, easy method of cooking your ham, this is it.

The grilling method is the best way to cook a whole ham. It’s really easy because you can cook your ham without flipping it over. If you want to keep your ham from drying out, make sure to keep an eye on it and cover it with foil when you suspect that it might be done.

Just set up your grill for indirect heating and place the ham in the center of the grill grate. That’s all there is to grilling a whole ham!

Setting Up A Charcoal Grill To Cook A Whole Ham

To cook your ham on the grill, you’ll need a charcoal grill. You can buy a charcoal grill from most outdoor or home improvement stores for less than $100. You must always follow the instructions for the setup and maintenance of your particular grill model.

There are three basic components to any charcoal grill:

  • The firebox (where you light the coals).
  • The cooking grate.
  • An ash catcher (which will catch any stray ashes).

The cooking grate is placed over the firebox, with an ash catcher below it.

Before setting up your charcoal grill for cooking, make sure that you have enough space around it with no obstacles in your way (like trees or buildings). You’ll want to set up your grill at least 15 feet away from anything flammable, like grass or dry brush. Make sure that when you’re finished cooking, you clean out any stray ashes before they cool down too much.

Setting Up A Gas Grill To Cook A Whole Ham

The first thing you need to do is set up your gas grill. Make sure that it is completely off before you start this process.

To set up the grill, you’ll want to wait for the charcoal to turn into an orange-red color before placing your whole ham on the grill. If you’re cooking with a gas grill, there are two ways of doing this: You can either preheat it or light it using a match.

After waiting until the charcoal turns into an orange-red color, place your whole ham on the grill and cover it with aluminum foil. This will help retain the meat’s natural moisture and cook evenly.

If you’re using a gas grill, make sure your vents are open. If you don’t have any vents on your grill, look for them at the bottom of the side of the lid and adjust them accordingly.

Tips For Cooking A Whole Ham On The Grill

There are a few different ways to cook a whole ham on your grill. You can bake it, boil it or steam it. The easiest way is probably the boiling method because the ham will come out looking nice and juicy.

If you’re going to boil your ham, be sure to start with a large pot of water and place your ham in a steamer basket. This makes cooking a whole ham on the grill easier because you don’t have to worry about moving it from one pot to another. But if you choose not to use this technique, start by bringing water to a boil in a large pot and adding salt or other seasonings as desired.

Once the water is boiling, add the ham and cover the pot. Turn down the heat so that it’s just barely bubbling and cook for about twenty minutes per pound of meat-covered boneless weight. Then remove from heat and let cool enough so that you can handle it safely before removing it from the pot and slicing.


Now that you have all of the information you need on cooking a whole ham on the grill, what are you waiting for?

Pick up a whole ham from the grocery store, and get ready to enjoy a delicious, juicy meal with your loved ones this holiday season.