Old-Fashioned Skillet Country Ham Steak Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Country Ham Steak

Old-Fashioned Skillet Country Ham Steak Recipe is the perfect recipe the entire family will love and ask for on a regular basis.  

“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 

How do I know your family will be asking for it over and over again?  It’s because this is a recipe that has been in my family for over 40 years.  

Everyone that is served this simple recipe asks for it because it is that good.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at the comments.  

The reasons why this ham steak recipe gets so many good reviews is because not only is it delicious, but it’s really easy to make.  

My mom always served this recipe with a side of macaroni and cheese and applesauce.  Doesn’t that make your mouth water?

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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!


Going to try this tonight, but my husband HATES mustard and will taste it in anything. What could I substitute with or would it be ok to leave out?


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!

Laura McKenzie

We loved it! This is my second time using your recipe. Yum! Added a touch of hot sauce to it!!


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!


Tried the recipe, but I substituted Dijon mustard with spicy brown mustard. It turned out great! Husband and I approve and we will definitely use this recipe again.


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.


So simple and so good. I liked the fact it wasn’t overly sweet. Regretfully no country ham I’m the Northeast. It worked well with a decent smoked ham steak about 1/2 inch thick,

Charles King

I am going to make this for my wife and me for Christmas dinner. We love ham and the glaze makes it sound even better. Thank you for posting the recipe.


I just made this for New Year’s dinner and it’s the first time I’ve ever enjoyed eating ham. Thank you for the recipe!


I have made this a few times now and it is delicious. I do it for breakfast. My kids love it.

Michelle Massocco

was tasty, would have loved it to caremlize a bit more, but my picky kid ate and that’s a plus….next time I’ll not add the water b/c hamsteak cooking added enough water….but again, kid ate 2 helpings of the ham…for me that’s a winner!

Michelle Massocco

i’d recommend either drain pan after cooking ham steak before adding rest of ingredients or just don’t add the 1/2 cup water b/c ham steak produces enough liquid. I would have loved more caremlized but again, picky kid ate two helpings…that’s a winner

Kelly Robin

This recipe rocks! My fiance’s exact words were “I could put this sauce on anything”. Thank you so much for sharing!


I loved the taste of the glaze. Unfortunately, the ham steak was extremely salty, rendering the finished product almost inedible. Do you know of a way to remove excess saltiness?


Made this just as written—YUM! Will definitely add it to my recipe rotation. Ham came out moist and tasty!


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