This recipe for Ham Steak with Honey Mustard Glaze is a unique twist on traditional grilled fare. The steak is glazed in a simple four-ingredient honey mustard sauce that will have you licking your chops.
With this simple recipe, you’ll be able to “wow” your family. Serve with Green Bean Bacon Bundles and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes for a complete meal.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE?
- Individually wrapped ham steaks
- They cook in a hurry.
- They’re ideal for serving one or two people.
- This four-ingredient ham steak recipe is both sweet and savory. The ham is suitable for both breakfast and dinner.
WHAT IS A HAM STEAK?
A ham steak is simply a ham slice cut from a whole ham roast. It is ideal for small families, couples, and when a small amount of ham is required for a recipe. They can be found in your local grocery store near the packaged smoked whole hams.
HOW ARE THEY SOLD?
Ham Steaks are typically found near other pork products in the meat aisle of your grocery store, but they may also be found near breakfast meats such as bacon or sausages.
They are sold in individual packages, both boneless and bone-in, and can range in weight from 8 ounces to slightly more than a pound.
The packaging will state whether or not it has been cooked. Most of the time, you’ll find them pre-cooked.
Ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions can be found in the recipe box below.
- Ham steak: Ham steaks are usually found in the meat aisle of your grocery store, near the other pork products. They may also be found near breakfast meats such as bacon or sausage. Individual packages of boneless and bone-in ham steaks are available. I prefer one that weighs around 8 ounces. Fresh and pre-cooked ham steaks are available. Look for cooked ham steaks that are labeled “fully cooked,” “cured,” or “hickory smoked” on the package. If the ham steaks are not pre-cooked, they are unsafe to consume before cooking.
- To add flavor, sear the ham steak in a pan with 1 tablespoon salted butter.
- Cinnamon and brown sugar: These ingredients are combined with melted butter in the skillet to make the glaze that will be poured over the ham.
HOW DO YOU MAKE HAM STEAK WITH HONEY MUSTARD GLAZE?
To begin, preheat your grill to medium, or around 350 degrees. Combine the brown sugar, honey, Dijon mustard, and cider vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar dissolves. Grill the steak over direct heat, basting it with the honey mustard glaze.
Once basted, flip the pan over and baste the other side. Cook for about four minutes with the lid closed. While the steak is cooking, take a few quick peeks to ensure that the fire is not raging.
Flip once more and baste the top. Close the lid again and cook for another four minutes. Remove from the grill and cover with a loose aluminum foil tent for ten minutes.
HOW TO SERVE HAM STEAK?
A nice brown sugar glaze complements ham steak perfectly.
Serve with a side of cooked vegetables and a heaping pile of mashed potatoes (or a scoop of cheesy scalloped potatoes, and you can’t go wrong!)
CAN YOU FREEZE HAM STEAK?
You certainly can! It makes no difference whether the ham steak is pre-cooked or not; you can freeze it either way.
If you only intend to use a portion of the steaks, I recommend freezing them solid for about an hour on a baking sheet before transferring to a zipper-topped freezer bag for up to 3 months.
Then you can simply grab as many steaks as you need without having to worry about pulling them apart!
HOW TO MAKE HAM STEAKS WITH A BROWN SUGAR GLAZE?
- Melt the bacon grease or oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear each steak for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Then flip it over and sear it for another 3 minutes.
- Remove the steaks from the pan and add two tablespoons of butter to the pan.
- Once the butter has melted, stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar to dissolve.
- Return the ham steaks to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cook for 3 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the other. Serve and have fun!
IS HAM STEAK ALREADY COOKED?
Pre-cooked ham steaks are uncommon, but they do exist. The deli ham steaks that come in a large slice are usually smoked but still technically raw meat.
Ham steaks, which are logs of meat reconstituted from various parts of the ham, are usually pre-cooked or smoked and are no longer considered “raw,” but they should still be heated thoroughly before eating.
Before you start cooking, check the packaging to make sure you’re using the right kind of ham steak for this recipe.
- If you don’t want to use the brown sugar glaze, leave it out. Simply cook both sides of the ham according to the recipe directions and serve without the sweet topping.
- If you see ham steaks on sale at your local supermarket, buy a few and freeze them. Cooked ham steaks can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is uncured ham steak cooked?
Fresh ham is made from a pig’s ham, or butt, that hasn’t been cured or smoked, so it can be a tough cut of meat (lots of muscle). This cut is typically cooked like a roast – low and slow, or cured/brined before cooking.
Is ham steak the same as ham?
A ham steak is simply a slice of ham taken from a whole ham roast. While a whole ham is less expensive per pound than a ham steak, we rarely need a whole ham, so purchasing the smaller steak cut is more cost-effective for us. A little ham, like bacon and salt pork, can add a lot of flavor to a dish.
How do you know when ham steak is cooked?
Look for cooked ham steaks that are labeled “fully cooked,” “cured,” or “hickory smoked” on the package. If the ham steaks are not pre-cooked, they are unsafe to consume before cooking.
What does fresh ham taste like?
It’s simply the pig’s upper hind leg, unprocessed or “cured” with salt, brine, or smoke, as most hams are. Fresh ham has the flavor of a very moist pork tenderloin.
What is the difference between ham steak and pork steak?
The upper arm portion is known as the Blade Pork Roast, and it comes from near the loin and contains the shoulder bone. Blade Steaks, also known as Pork Steaks or Ham Steaks, are also produced in this region. These steaks are made from a sliced roast.