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.
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!
How to Cook Ham Steak
This simple weeknight meal is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Fry ham steaks in a skillet with butter.
- Combine glaze ingredients and brush over ham steaks.
- 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!
What to Serve with Ham Steak
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!
Hearty Ham Recipes
- Glazed Ham Loaf – juicy & tender
- Honey Baked Ham – perfectly tender dish!
- Ham and Potato Soup – rich & creamy
- Cheesy Ham Casserole – great for a crowd
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham – hearty classic
Glazed Ham Steaks
- 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.