Even though city ham comes precooked, grilling it is a great way to deepen its smokiness. The glaze here, inspired by Filipino-style barbecue, combines sugary Coca-Cola with pineapple juice, plus soy sauce, ketchup, cider vinegar, and honey, for a complex blend of sweet, tart, salty, and fruity.
Grill-Roasted Coke- and Pineapple-Glazed Ham Recipe
This ham packs a ton of flavor into each bite.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Coke
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 spiral sliced city ham, shank end, 6 to 8 pounds
To make the glaze: Combine brown sugar, coke, pineapple juice, ketchup, honey, vinegar, and soy sauce in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally until thickened to a syrupy consistency, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Fire up smoker or grill to 250°F. Wrap ham in heavy duty aluminum foil and place on smoked. Cover and cook until an instant read thermometer registers 100°F when inserted into thickest part of ham, about 2 hours.
Unwrap ham and brush liberally with glaze. Cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Brush ham with glaze a second time, cover, and continue to cook until an instant read thermometer registers 120°F when inserted into thickest portion of ham, about 15 minutes more. Remove ham from smoker, let rest for 15 minutes, then serve.
Smoker or grill
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 to 16|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 11mg||55%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|