Tangy HAM Cooked on the GRILL

Table of Contents: PORK


If you prefer, you can use a ham shank instead of a butt portion.   Also, you can use a cured, uncooked ham.  If starting with an uncooked ham, adjust the cooking time according to the package directions.  It may need to cook longer than instructed below.


1 ( 6 to 7 lb.) fully-cooked half of a ham, butt portion

1 (3-liter) cola (do not use diet cola)

1 cup brown sugar

6 oz. yellow prepared mustard

Freshly ground black pepper






Use a large bowl to marinate the ham in the cola in the refrigerator overnight.  Turn the ham several times to evenly marinate.


Prepare the grill, either charcoal or gas.  Allow the grill to get hot, about 400 degrees.


Just before grilling, mix the brown sugar and mustard.  Drain and discard the cola from the ham.  Then, coat all surfaces of the ham with the mustard/brown sugar mixture.  Grind some of the back pepper over the ham.


The ham should be grilled at about 325 degrees over indirect heat for about 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours depending on the size of the ham.  It should not be rushed, but it should also not be dried out.


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