Last updated July 3, 2019

This sweet and smoky Grilled Ham with Orange Mustard Glaze will be the star of your holiday dinner table. Recipe includes instructions for a gas grill, charcoal grill or ceramic cooker.

sliced grilled ham with glaze dripping down

When preparing a grilled ham, I almost always use pre-cooked spiral sliced hams. They’re just plain easier. You don’t have to worry about making sure it’s cooked all the way through, and you don’t have to try to cut pretty, uniform slices.

The only thing you have to do is add flavor and keep it moist. To do that, you’ll want to heat it over indirect heat with a pan of liquid.

The First Layer of Flavors

Mustard and ham go great together. So start by rubbing the ham down with mustard and your favorite BBQ rub. I recommend Code 3 Spices Backdraft Rub. It has a little smokiness and a very slight amount of heat.

The amount of mustard and rub you need will depend on the size of your ham. A 10-pound ham uses about 1/2 cup mustard and 4 tablespoons of rub.

glazed ham on grill

Grilling Methods

On the Big Green Egg: Fill the bottom with lump charcoal. Light it and let the coals heat for 10-15 minutes. Place the plate setter feet up. Add a pan on top and fill with the beer. Add the grill grate. Place the ham on the grate. Adjust the bottom and top vents to maintain a temperature at 250F degrees. Occasionally add peach wood chips for smoky flavor.

On a gas grill: Turn half of the burners on and adjust them so the temperature is 250F degrees. Place a pan of beer under the grill grates where the burners are turned off. Replace the grates and place the ham on the grates over the pan of beer. Add smoke chips in a smoke box.

On a charcoal grill: Heat your coals in a chimney starter for 10-15 minutes. Dump the coals into the grill and push to one side. Place the pan of beer next to the coals. Add the grate on top. Grill the ham above the pan of water. Adjust the vents to maintain a temperature at 250F degrees. Occasionally add peach wood chips for smoky flavor.

You can use any type of beer with this recipe. Fruit beers or ciders bring out the ham’s natural sweetness. You can also use water.

Same goes for the wood chips. Any type will do, but fruit is best.

Grilled Glazed Ham from Girls Can Grill

The Final Layer of Flavors

After about three hours of heating the ham slow and low with a kiss of smoke, you’re going to add the sexy glaze. It’s a simple mix of orange marmalade, more mustard and soy sauce. The soy sauce cuts the sweetness by adding umami. I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce, too, but that’s totally optional.

Brush on the glaze and let the grilled ham cook for 30 more minutes. And voilà, the star of your dinner is ready.

sliced grilled ham with glaze dripping down

Grilled Ham with Orange Mustard Glaze

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed, grilled, ham
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 573 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

This sweet and smoky Grilled Ham with Orange Mustard Glaze will be the star of your holiday dinner table. Recipe includes instructions for a gas grill, charcoal grill or ceramic cooker.

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Ingredients

  • 10 lb spiral sliced cooked ham
  • Dijon mustard
  • Code 3 Spices Backdraft Rub
  • 12 oz grapefruit beer
  • Peach wood chips

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • hot sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the smoker or grill to 250F degrees with an indirect heat zone.

  2. Slather the ham with mustard. Coat with backdraft rub.
  3. Pour the beer into a disposable aluminum pan. Place it on the grill over indirect heat. Place the grill grate over the pan of beer. Place the ham on top.
  4. Add wood chips to the coals or smoke box. Grill the ham at 250F degrees for 20-30 minutes per pound. Spritz with water from a water bottle at least once an hour.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the glaze ingredients. Brush the glaze onto the ham and continue cooking until it looks like BBQ porn (about 30 minutes).
  6. Remove the ham from the grill. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Ham with Orange Mustard Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 2832mg123%
Potassium 659mg19%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.