Start Traegering With 0%* APR Financing  |

Shop Now

Traeger Kitchen


Whole Hog

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

7 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 3/8 Cup apple juice

  • 1/8 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 2 2/3 Pound whole hog, dressed

  • yellow mustard

  • canola oil

Sauce

  • apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 Tablespoon salt

  • 1/8 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 2

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

    Ingredients

    • 3/8 Cup apple juice

    • 1/8 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, divided

  • 3

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

    Ingredients

    • 2 2/3 Pound whole hog, dressed

  • 4

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

    Grill250 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • Cup yellow mustard

  • 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • Cup canola oil

  • 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe203 ˚F

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • Cup apple cider vinegar

    • 1/4 Tablespoon salt

    • 1/8 Tablespoon hot sauce

  • 9

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

Cooking Notes

Read recipe notes submitted by our community or add your own notes.

No notes found.