Ham and Veggies

Meal-time is easy with flavorful ham and savory veggies cooked in the Barrel House Cooker.

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Ham and Veggies
  • 1 pre-cooked, cured, and/or smoked ham of your choice. (Bone-in, bone-out, spiral cut, or not all work. It comes down to personal preference.)
  • Olive oil
  • BBQ or pork rub OR a glaze of your choice
  • Fresh mixed veggies (We used an onion, baby red potatoes, carrots, asparagus, and beets.)

Items Needed

  • Barrel House Cooker (14D or 18C)
  • EZ-Load Turkey Plus Kit (ideal) or the H-Frame
  • 2 Slotted Stainless Steel Grates (14D or O-Grate)
  • Open Frame (14D)
  • EZ-Load Top Bar (14D and 18C have different sizes)
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2-2½ hours
  • Skill Level: Easy


  1. Buy a pre-cooked, cured and/or smoked ham of your preference. It can be bone-in, bone-out, spiral cut, or not. It is entirely up to you.
  2. Season or glaze it with your preferred recipe. We simply used a little olive oil with a standard bbq rub.
  3. Light the Barrel House Cooker according to our instructions.
Ham Cross Bars

Pierce the hanger through the center of the ham, then twist two Cross Bars on in an

Ham Hanging

Ham hanging in the cooker using the EZ-Load system.

  1. Set the ham in the cooker. You can use the EZ-Load hanging system (pictured) or set it on the H-Frame on the middle level. If using the EZ-Load hanging system, pierce the ham through the middle from top to bottom, making sure that it sits a bit higher up on the hanger. Use the Cross Bars in an "X" pattern to hold the ham in place securely while cooking.

Prep your mixed veggies

  1. We chopped up an onion, baby red potatoes, carrots, asparagus, and beets.
  2. Toss them in a light coat of olive oil and seasoning. Salt and pepper work well, or you can add your own preferred seasoning.
  3. After the ham has been cooking for about 30 minutes, place the chopped veggies on the Stainless Steel Slotted Grates (if using the 14D). Place the grates on the Open Frame on the top level of the cooker. If using the 18C, you can use the O-Grate with the inserted Stainless Steele Slotted Grates on the top level for the chopped veggies.
Ham and Veggies in Cooker

Veggies spread out on two Slotted Grates on the top level of the cooker above the ham.

Finished and Plated Ham

Ham and veggies are cooked and plated together for serving.

  1. After another 1.5-2 hours, check the veggies for doneness. Use the Accessory Wand to easily remove the grates when the veggies are done. Then, check the internal temp of the ham. It is ready to be taken out when it reaches at least 140°F.
  2. Once finished, take the food out of the cooker and enjoy!