Smoked Ham Rub Recipe

Smoke fresh or pre-smoked hams using this homemade rub. We use a basic pork rub and add traditional ham-loving spices for warmth and scent, bathing your ham in the nostalgic flavors of clove, brown sugar, and ginger.


paprika garlic powder onion powder chili powder salt black pepper ground ginger

How To Mix The Smoked Ham Rub Ingredients

To create the dry rub all you need to do is measure out all of the ingredients and shake well. I make my rub in Tupperware fitted with a secure lid and shake it.

After opening your meat, whether it is a fresh ham or fully cooked ham, I will slather it with a bit of yellow mustard or dijon mustard and then apply the spice rub liberally.

When To Add The Smoked Ham Rub

How To Smoke A Ham (The Basics)

The first step is to choose your ham. I recommend a bone-in ham and prefer pre-smoked ham but this recipe can be made to smoke a raw ham if you like.


Remove the ham from its packaging and rinse it under cold water. Pat it dry with paper towels. Use a sharp knife to trim any excess fat, leaving a thin layer on the outside of the ham.

Before smoking the ham, we will add the mustard as a binder and pat on the dry rub. This can be done and set overnight in the refrigerator if you prefer.


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