Ham steaks are coated in a sweet and simple glaze and pan-fried to perfection for a meal that’s on the table in less than 10 minutes.

These steaks pair well with almost any side dish.

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What is a Ham Steak?

Ham steak is simply a slice of ham cut from a whole ham roast. It’s often sold at the grocery store boneless and pre-cooked, making it a quick and easy meal option. You can also buy ham steaks with a bone in the middle, which cook the same way. Ensure the package says “fully cooked.”

This ham steaks recipe is great for a quick meal and great for when you don’t have time to bake a whole ham and they can be used in sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Ham Steak in a pan being glazed

How to Cook Ham Steak

This simple weeknight meal is ready in less than 10 minutes.

  1. Fry ham steaks in a skillet with butter (as per the recipe below).
  2. Combine glaze ingredients and brush over ham steaks.
  3. Continue to cook until the glaze is cooked onto the steaks.
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What to Serve with Ham Steak

For dinner, serve with a dollop of mustard and add garlic mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes and a veggie like parmesan roasted broccoli or green beans.

For breakfast, serve with poached eggs!


Store leftover ham steaks in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Use them in your favorite leftover ham recipes.

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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
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  • 1 ½ pounds ham steaks

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, butter, and cider vinegar. Brush the glaze mixture over both sides of the ham.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the ham steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Flip and cook for an additional 2 -3 minutes until heated through, and the glaze is sticky.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a frying pan with a little extra maple syrup and Dijon mustard to refresh the flavors!
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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. There is not one recipe that I have tried from this site that the wife and I have not liked. These are especially easy, quick and becoming a fast favorite. The ingredients are simple and always in the cupboard or in the pantry and make us continue to come back time and again for a new recipe. Highly recommended.5 stars

  2. Awesome! Simple, fast and so tasty my husband thinks I spent hours on it. That’s a total win for me!5 stars

  3. Hi! How long would you pan fry this if it was uncooked ham steak. We got one from a local butcher and it has a bone in the middle but it is flat like a steak. Thanks for any advice! :)

    1. Hi Felicia, you will want to cook it for a few minutes per side until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.

    1. Hi Crystal, the dijon mustard is mixed in with the remaining ingredients in Step 2. But we love serving with additional mustard on the side.

  4. I made this tonight and the flavor was great. The glaze was very thin though and didn’t thicken in the pan. Any advice?

    1. Did you use a large frying pan? If it is over crowded, or it was more like a pot, that may cause the sauce to not thicken. Hope that helps!

  5. Hi Holly I am cooking it now, do I drain the juice before the glaze? There is a lot in there. Thank you

    1. I’ve never tried on a grill Debbie. Can’t see why not. Let us know if you try the ham steaks on the grill!

  6. I slow cooked 4gammon stakes for 5 hours with the juice, apple cider and brown sugar. When cooked they were stuck together, how do I get around this.

    1. I haven’t had that happen Tony, but you could try brushing your gammon steaks with some oil and see how that works. Let us know if you try it!

    1. I think that should work just fine. I usually add the glaze during the last 20 minutes and turn the oven up to a high temperature to allow it to caramelize without burning.

  7. Extremely easy to prep/make and extremely delicious. This recipe will be entered into our weekly meal rotation for sure 4 stars

  8. I have tried a few different recipes for ham steaks and this one is our favorite so far! I love that it is so quick and easy. Thanks!5 stars

  9. There were only two of us for Easter this year, so instead of a full ham we opted for a ham steak. The glaze on this ham steak was soo yummy!5 stars