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Whole Hog

Traeger Kitchen


Whole Hog

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

7

Hours

Serves

30

People

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What's this?

Impress your guests at your next cookout with this whole smoked pig recipe. From snout to curly tail, this little piggy tastes primal and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 33/100 Cup apple juice

  • 1 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 40 Pound whole hog, dressed

  • 1/2 Cup yellow mustard

  • 1/2 Cup canola oil

  • 3/4 Cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 Tablespoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoon hot sauce

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 2

    Combine apple juice with 1/2 cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub and stir well to dissolve.
  • 3

    Inject the apple juice mixture into the hog, focusing on the hams and shoulders.
  • 4

    Rub the inside of the cavity with mustard and season generously with remaining rub.
  • 5

    Place the hog on the grill skin side up and cook for 2 hours at 225°F. After 2 hours, baste the outside of the hog with the canola oil to help develop a deep mahogany color and crisp the skin.
  • 6

    Continue cooking for 5 to 6 hours more until the hog reaches an internal temperature of 203°F when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the ham and shoulder.
  • 7

    Remove the hog from the grill and let rest for 25 minutes.
  • 8

    Pull and shred the meat from the hog and transfer to a large serving dish. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the sauce to the pulled meat and toss to mix well.
  • 9

    Enjoy alone, as sandwiches or in your favorite pulled pork recipes.