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Old-Fashioned Country Ham Steak

When you’re looking for something for dinner and you have to make it quick – look no further than this dish.  Kids absolutely love it too – so you don’t have to worry about picky eaters.  I grew up eating this for dinner and I still love it. Once you try this lip-licking Old-Fashioned Country Ham Steak recipe, it will be one of your dishes that your children will never forget.

“I believe everything is energy.  I believe that the meal you serve yourself, you prepare, is energy.  And if you serve it to your family, it’s your gift of energy to them.” – Maya Angelou 

1) You can use Prepared mustard instead of Dijon.
2) It’s great paired with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Here’s the super-simple Old-Fashioned Country Ham Steak Recipe: 

Old-Fashioned Country Ham Steak

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Melt butter in skillet and add ham, cooking until brown on both sides approximately 3-4 minutes each side.
  2. Remove ham steak from pan and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; water, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and paprika to the pan and cook until sugar is dissolved, approximately five minutes.
  4. Place ham steak back in the skillet and cook approximately five more minutes with caramelized glaze.
  5. Serve hot and expect rave reviews!

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Just tried it! Awesome recipe! I didn’t have Dijon mustard so I swapped for honey mustard and added hot sauce. Yum!


It sounds delicious, but Im a single guy not knowing anything about cooking and I noticed you didn’t specify at what heat “low, medium”???,


This was DELICIOUS! I had a Samuel Adams Harvest Hefe sitting next to stove so I put a little in the leftover glaze along with some water/flour to thicken it up and wow, that made one heck of a gravy!!! I will definitely be making this one again!


Hi! Would you increase the measurements for the glaze is the ham was thicker and weighed more than a pound? If so, what would you recommend, increase accordingly for each pound? For example, it calls for 1/2 cup of water, would you increase to 1 cup if it was a two pound ham steak? Thanks!


I just made this recipe and it is a keeper! First time my ham steaks were not too dry. ☺ Thank you!


Very good! Glad I tried something different with my ham steak this time. The only thing I would do different is let my sauce caramelize a bit more next time. Thanks for the great recipe!


It might be that the ham steaks I got weren’t good quality but, it wasn’t worth scrubbing the glaze out of the frying pan. it was okay, but maybe more mustard and paprika? The brown sugar took over the flavor.

Ray DeCesare

Tried your recipe. You were correct in predicting rave reviews. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Cosby

I grew up on Country fried ham steak.My grandfather was a farmer who raised all of our own beef & pork.This recipe took me back to my childhood days.Thank You for sharing your recipe! It was delicious! I will definitely be making it again!


My first attempt to cooking an entire meal for my wife. She loved it and so did I. Thanks for the post.


My wife and I made this tonight and it was excellent! We did cut the sugar in half and used half a cup of coffee instead of water, and it was a hit. Thanks!

Deena Lawson

I made this tonight and this is beyond delicious! The glaze wasn’t too sweet and the dijon wasn’t overpowering. It was perfect! Thank you for sharing your recipe!


I only had boneless ham steaks I’ll bet it’s off the charts using a true ham steak….Wow love THANKS?


This was everything I had hoped for. The glaze could of been a little more carmelized, but good just the same. Will definately make again!


I made this last night, before adding meat to pan I added diced carrots and onion slices. Salt and pepper to taste. Cooked until soft, totally adjustable. Removed veggies then proceeded with recipe. After making sauce added all back to pan. It was a hit. Extra juices from carrots and onion do need to be considered. I could have tightened it up with a cornstarch slurry but choose to leave it. Thank you for the great recipe

Todd S

I made this today for the family and they absolutely loved it…even the kids asked for seconds. We didn’t have Dijon mustard so I used regular mustard and it was just as good!

Shay Bennett

Hey Kelly! I’m making this for dinner tonight! What sides do you put with it? Love,
Shay <3


This looks scrumptious! Will make this tonight for dinner. Bored with just heating and serving a ham steak.
Serving with green beans and ‘doctored’ up mac & cheese. I get the store brand (or Kraft if on sale) mac & cheese in the box and then doctor them up with shredded cheese, onions, egg,buttered bread crumbs for a crunchy top and bake in the oven.


I made this tonight with a fresh ham steak. The only thing I changed was using honey Dijon mustard because that’s what I had. I think this is the best ham steak I’ve ever had. Awesome and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Schultz

Yum. The paprika is a nice touch, adds a tasty note. Thank you. Will definitely make again.

Will Kunes

I made this for supper , super easy and delicious ! This is definitely a keeper recipe . Thanks for sharing .

Rebekah Cothran

The only ham steak at my grocery store was a Smithfield bone-in hardwood smoked slice weighing slightly over a pound. Is this the sort of product you use in this recipe? Would you consider this to serve at a Christmas dinner allowing 1 steak per 2 people, or is this more of a casual weeknight dish?


I made this with bone in pork chops instead of ham steaks just because that’s what I had on hand and I turned out amazing.


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