This brown sugar glazed Ham Steak recipe is tasty, easy, and ready in just 10 minutes! The glaze is super easy to make with ingredients you may already have on hand. You can serve glazed ham steaks as an entree or use them in another recipe.
Looking for a super quick dinner that the whole family will love? I've got you covered!
Ham Steak is sooooo quick so I love serving them up for dinner or a weekend breakfast. Seriously, you can have dinner on the table in 10 minutes. Hurrah!
All you'll need to do is pan-sear the cooked ham steaks in butter. Then, whip up the simple glaze that includes pineapple juice, brown sugar, and dijon mustard. Sear the steaks in the glaze for a ham steak that is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
You can serve ham steaks with your favorite sides, like mashed potatoes and green beans, or add them to eggs for a high-protein breakfast!
Ham is a popular dish to serve on holidays or any time of the year because it is economical and can feed a large crowd. You can buy a whole ham hock and cut it into steaks yourself, or purchase pre-cut ham steaks (gammon steaks).
One of the best things about his dish is that the ham is already pre-cooked and cured. This means less time in the kitchen and more time to enjoy your friends and family.
Why Make This Recipe
The ham is already cooked making this dish cooked from start to finish in just 10 minutes or less.
The glaze is made with three simple ingredients you can find anywhere.
Make a small batch to feed 1-2 or scale it up to feed a large crowd.
Glazed ham is versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Butter - Used to sear the ham steaks to give them golden brown color and rich buttery flavor.
- Ham Steak - You can use fully cooked ham steaks that are boneless or have the bone intact.
- Brown Sugar - Gives the glaze a caramel-like sweet flavor and also helps it thicken properly.
- Dijon Mustard - Helps emulsify the glaze together and gives it a note of tangy rich flavor.
- Pineapple Rings & Juice - Canned pineapple rings are needed for this recipe. The rings are for garnish and the juice is to help sweeten up the glaze with a refreshing pineapple flavor.
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How to Cook Ham Steak
Wondering how to cook this Ham Steak recipe? It's easy!
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Prepare the ham: Make sure your ham steaks are completely dry by patting with paper towels on both sides.
Sear the ham: Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter is hot and shiny, add the ham steak and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. Remove the ham from the pan and set it aside on a plate.
Make the glaze: Add the glaze ingredients to the pan where the ham was cooked, stir, and let it start bubbling.
Glaze the ham steaks: Add the ham back into the pan and cook on each side for one minute.
Glaze the pineapple: Remove the ham steaks from the pan and cook the pineapple rings in the glaze for 1 minute on each side.
Garnish and serve: Add the ham steaks to a serving dish or a plate. Top with the glazed pineapple ring and drizzle the additional glaze leftover in the pan on top. Serve hot.
If your ham steak has a bone in it, you can leave it in or remove it before cooking.
The glaze will thicken as it cools, so don't worry if it doesn't seem like enough glaze when you are cooking the ham steaks.
Adjust this recipe to your liking by adding more brown sugar for a sweeter glaze, less brown sugar for a saltier glaze.
You may need to adjust the quantity of glaze depending on how thick your pineapple rings are and how much glazing you'll want to be left in the pan after cooking them.
Add more pineapple juice to thin the glaze and create more for pouring over the gammon steak.
Serve your ham steak with a fried egg and a side of home fries for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
Add slices of the fried ham to a charcuterie board for a party!
If you want a glaze that is more like a syrup consistency, add an extra tablespoon or two of brown sugar to the recipe.
I like adding some cloves or cinnamon to the glaze for a different flavor profile and a warming taste in my fried ham.
If you don't have dijon mustard on hand, any other type of yellow mustard will work. I like adding wholegrain mustard.
You could also use a different fruit juice like orange or grapefruit in place of the pineapple juice.
Spice it up by adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or red chili flake to the glaze.
Storage & Freezing
How To Store: Ham steak can be stored in the fridge for up to four days if sealed in an airtight container.
How to Freeze: Place cooked and cooled ham steaks in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months.
Yes, glazed ham can be reheated in the oven or microwave. You can also use the air fryer at a low temperature such as 325F.
This recipe will serve one to two people at four ounces each. If you are serving a larger crowd, you can easily double or triple the ingredients.
Some glazed ham steaks are cooked, and some are not. Check the packaging to see if it is fully cooked or needs further cooking. If it does need further cooking, follow the package instructions for how long to cook it.
Ham steaks are very lean compared to other hams and cuts of ham. Cooking them in glaze helps them soften and tenderize the meat.
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Glazed Ham Steaks
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 8 ounce ham steak fully cooked, bone in or out
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 pineapple rings canned
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice from the can
- Pat the ham dry with paper towels.
- Heat the butter in a large skillet over a medium heat. When it’s hot, add the ham and cook until browned, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes or until browned. Remove the ham steak from the pan and set aside.
- Add the brown sugar, mustard and pineapple juice to the pan (no need to clean it out first) and let it all bubble. Add the ham steak back into the pan and cook on each side for 1 minute.
- Remove the ham steaks and put onto serving plates. Add the pineapple rings to the skillet of glaze and cook for 1 minute on each side. Serve the ham steaks topped with the pineapple rings and the glaze poured over.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.