This ham steaks recipe is perfect for any meal of the day!

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 mintues.

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What is Ham Steak?

Ham steak is simply a slice of ham that’s cut from a whole ham roast. It’s most often sold boneless and pre-cooked, which makes it a super convenient meal option. You can also find ham steaks with a bone in the middle, which cook the same way.

When you don’t have time to bake a whole ham, ham steaks are the answer. They can be used in sandwiches, soups, and salads, and can be enjoyed for any meal. When selecting ham steaks, ensure that your package says “fully cooked” so you know you’re getting a pre-cooked ham steak.

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.
  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

Serve with a dollop of mustard and 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


  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the ham steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, cider vinegar, and butter.
  • Brush over the ham and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side or until heated through and the 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 93 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 have been looking for such a recipe for ham steaks. I sometimes make an apricot or cranberry glaze as well. But this one is perfect.

    I love the simplicity of your recipes! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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 :)