Ham Steaks, whether baked in the oven or pan-fried, is easy, tasty and always ready to go! Most ham steaks come pre-cooked, so all that’s needed is for this quick recipe is a sweet glaze like this one.

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, savory ham steaks are a quick and hearty meal.

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What is Ham Steak?

Ham steak is a slice of ham from a whole ham roast and is often sold boneless and pre-cooked. (They can also come with a bone in the middle, both types cook the same way). Ensure your package says “fully cooked”.

Ham steaks are super convenient when roasting a whole ham takes too much time. Like bacon, ham steaks add a lot of flavor to sandwiches, soups, and salads and can be eaten at any mealtime! Look for steaks that are uniform in size and thickness, are deep pink and layered with a few ribbons of fat for a tender and moist steak!

Ham Steak in a pan being glazed

How to Cook Ham Steak

This simple weeknight meal is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Fry ham steaks in a skillet with butter.
  2. Combine glaze ingredients and brush over ham steaks.
  3. Continue to cook until the glaze is cooked onto the steaks.

Serve with a dollop of mustard and your favorite sides and a pan of Scalloped Potatoes!

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What to Serve with Ham Steak

Add a few tasty sides like garlic mashed potatoes or parmesan roasted broccoli along with this tasty caesar salad.

For breakfast, serve alongside a cheesy hashbrown casserole, or top with a poached egg!


Leftover ham steaks have so many different uses! Put slices between toasted ciabatta bread for a hearty sandwich or dice up and toss on top of a bed of greens for an easy, work-day salad!

To store, just keep them in a zippered bag in the refrigerator and when it’s time to reheat, pop it in the microwave or reheat in a skillet with a little extra maple syrup and Dijon mustard to refresh the flavors!

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Glazed Ham Steaks

This Ham Steak is covered in a sweet glaze and served with mustard for a quick & easy entree!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 ½ pounds ham steaks
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Place ham steaks and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Combine remaining ingredients and brush over the steaks.
  • Cook an additional 2-3 minutes per side or until heated through and glaze is sticky.
  • Serve warm with mustard.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a frying pan with a little extra maple syrup and Dijon mustard to refresh the flavors!
4.99 from 77 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 285 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 2229mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Ham, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American

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  1. I’ve made these a few times now, A fantastic recipe…..Tonight I’m trying the glaze on smoked pork chops, I’m certain it will be just as yummy , Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe 5 stars

  2. I’d like to make this for a crowd for Easter brunch. Could I pan fry it the day before and reheat it in the oven in the morning?

  3. Hi! This looks delicious and can’t wait to try it. Should I brush the glaze over both sides of the steaks, or just one side? Thanks for any advice :)