Smoked Spam with Beer Barbecue Sauce

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Add a little of Jeff’s original rub , beer barbecue sauce and wood smoke and even something like spam can taste pretty good!

Spam was never my favorite although we had it on a regular basis in my house growing up. I have to admit that this smoked spam is quite delicious and was SO much better than what I remembered!

If nothing else, this proves that you can truly smoke anything and make it taste better.😀

Helpful Information
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 8-10 hours (overnight)
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Smoker Temp: 225°F
  • Meat Finish Temp: N/A
  • Recommended Wood: Pecan
What You’ll Need
Season it Up

Start out by making some cross cuts into the top of the spam.

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Rub some yellow mustard onto the outside of the spam

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Add about a tablespoon of Jeff’s original rub  to the top, sides and bottom of the spam loaf

Massage it in so that it mixes with the mustard and creates a nice paste.

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Place the spam in a ziploc bag overnight to allow the flavors to marinate.

Smoke the Spam

Setup your smoker for cooking at about 225°F with indirect heat.

Note: I used pecan smoke but almost anything will work including hickory, apple, cherry, etc.

Once the smoker is pre-heated, remove the spam from the fridge and place it in the smoker.

Use a pan/rack to make it easy to move it to and from the smoker. A Weber grill pan or even a cooling rack will also work great.

At about the 1 hour mark, baste the top of the spam with my beer barbecue sauce (recipe below)


Beer Barbecue Sauce

Mix barbecue sauce and beer until well blended.


30 minutes later, baste it again.

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Once the spam has been in the smoker for 2 hours, it is finished.

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Serve it Up

Slice the smoked spam and serve with crackers or make a sandwich out of it.

I never thought I would like spam.. smoke really does make a difference!


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Smoked Spam with Beer Barbecue Sauce

This recipe proves that you can truly smoke anything and make it taste better.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 can Spam
  • Jeff's Original Rub ((To cover))

Beer Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

Season it Up

  1. Start out by making some cross cuts into the top of the spam.
  2. Rub some yellow mustard onto the outside of the spam
  3. Add about a tablespoon of Jeff's original rub to the top, sides and bottom of the spam loaf
  4. Massage it in so that it mixes with the mustard and creates a nice paste.
  5. Place the spam in a ziploc bag overnight to allow the flavors to marinate.

Smoke the Spam

  1. Setup your smoker for cooking at about 225°F with indirect heat.
  2. Note: I used pecan smoke but almost anything will work including hickory, apple, cherry, etc.
  3. Once the smoker is pre-heated, remove the spam from the fridge and place it in the smoker.
  4. Use a pan/rack to make it easy to move it to and from the smoker. A Weber grill pan or even a cooling rack will also work great.
  5. At about the 1 hour mark, baste the top of the spam with my beer barbecue sauce (recipe below)
  6. Mix barbecue sauce and beer until well blended.
  7. 30 minutes later, baste it again.
  8. Once the spam has been in the smoker for 2 hours, it is finished.

Serve it Up

  1. Slice the smoked spam and serve with crackers or make a sandwich out of it.

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  1. Jeff – It started as a joke in a casual work discussion a couple years ago, but I followed through over the weekend and threw two hunks of spam in the BGE with my other prized meat. I prepared similar with the cross hatching about halfway through and sprinkled generously with your rub. I left on for 2-3 hours to absorb whatever smoking wood I was using and it bloomed up nicely from the cross hatching. It was a hilarious hit when I brought it into work the next day and devoured immediately. (even though it was delicious, it still had a bit of that lingering SPAM aftertaste)

    1. Some smokers come with a water pan.. if so, fill it up with water. The water pan often serves as a deflector to keep the heat from coming straight up on the food. It forces the heat up and around the food instead creating an indirect cooking environment. The steam from the water also helps to reduce the natural drying effect of heat.

  2. I have to say first of all, I LOVE SPAM. Second this is now my favorite way to make it. This was delicious!!