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TO-DIE-FOR Brown Sugar Glaze Ham Steak Recipe

Brown Sugar Glaze Ham Steak Recipe is the perfect recipe the entire family will love and ask for on a regular basis. This easy recipe is made with ham steak, butter, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and paprika.  

If you’re looking for other simple dinner recipes, check out the Best Meatloaf Recipe you’ll ever try or my Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup. They are so good!.

Easy Glazed Ham Steak Recipe
Easy Glazed Ham Steak Recipe

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.  

My mom did a two-week rotation of food.  This recipe for a ham steak dinner was on the rotation.  It was hands down my favorite meal.  

The ham slice glaze is what makes this recipe a real winner.  Brown sugar and mustard together are an amazing combination.  

Everyone that is served this simple dish asks for a copy of the recipe because it is that good.  

When people search for the best way to cook ham slices, if they just so happen to stumble across this recipe – it turns out to be a very good thing.  

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.  

I get a lot of comments from men, just learning to cook that say that this ham steak dinner makes them look like they are kitchen rock stars!  

My mom always made a ham slice dinner with a side of macaroni and cheese and applesauce.  Doesn’t that make your mouth water?

This recipe is just one of ideas for cooking ham slices.  I will be putting a few more ham recipes on my blog in the future.

Brown Sugar Glaze for Ham Steak: 

The ham steak sauce is made of brown sugar, water, butter, Dijon mustard, and paprika.  You might want to make extra if you serve the ham steak with mashed potatoes.  You can drizzle the glaze over the side dish.  Yum!  

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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak Recipe
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak Recipe

What is Ham Steak?  

You can find ham steaks in the refrigerated section of the grocery store in the meat department.  They come already sliced and wrapped.  

Costco has a package of three ham steaks together for one low price.

Ham steaks are cut from the center of cured ham.  They range in thickness from 3/4″ to 1″.    

How long do Ham Steaks last once they are cooked? 

Ham steaks will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.  I doubt that you’ll have any leftovers though!  

Here’s the Brown Sugar Ham Steak Recipe:

Ingredients for the Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak Recipe: 

1 pound ham slice 

2 tablespoons butter 

1/2 cup water 

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

1/4 cup brown sugar 

1 teaspoon paprika

How to cook ham steak?  

1) Melt butter in the skillet and add ham. Cook until brown on both sides on medium heat. (Approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.)

2) Remove ham steak from the skillet and keep warm.  

3) Add the remaining ingredients to the pan (water, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and paprika.) Cook until sugar is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.  

4) Place ham steak back in the skillet and cook another 5 minutes with the caramelized glaze.  

5) Serve hot and expect raving reviews!

Brown Sugar Ham Steak Recipe
Brown Sugar Ham Steak Recipe

Tips for making Glazed Ham Steak

  • You can substitute regular mustard for Dijon mustard.  
  • Maple syrup, honey, or pineapple juice can be used in place of brown sugar on this cooked ham steak.
  • Serving size is four servings.

What to Serve with Ham Steak:

1) Macaroni and cheese. 

Macaroni and Cheese Ham Steak Sides

Macaroni and cheese is one of the most perfect ham sides.  They seem to go together like salt and pepper.  

Maybe I think that way because that’s one of the side dishes that was served with my country ham slice when I was growing up.  

2) Mashed potatoes. 

What goes well with ham steak - mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes add a nice balance to the sweetness of the sauce for ham slices.  

3) Green beans. 

What to serve with ham steak - green beans

When you’re done cooking the ham in the skillet, you can use the same pan to make your side of green beans.  You can put your fried ham steak in the oven to warm until they are done.  

4) Applesauce. 

What to Serve with Ham Steak - Applesauce

Applesauce pairs well with any ham slice meals.  Whether you have your own homemade applesauce or buy your favorite brand, applesauce add a little “wow” factor to your dish.  

5) Soup 

What goes well with ham steak - soup

The brown sugar ham will go well with rustic soups.  

6) Side Salad 

Ham Steak Sides - Seasonal Salad

A side salad is a healthy option when deciding what to make with ham.  It would be fun to serve a different type of salad that mirrored the season you’re serving it. 

Here are some fun rustic cookbooks I found on Amazon: 

Cook it in Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One Pan that Does it all by Cook’s Country

Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies and More 

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Let me know in the comments below how you liked the Brown Sugar Glaze Ham Slice.  

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Easy Brown Sugar Glaze Ham Steak Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings

Old-Fashioned Skillet Country Ham Steak Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Skillet Brown Sugar Glaze Ham Steak recipe is perfect for making everyone happy at your dinner table. It's easy to make and tastes amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ham slice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in the large skillet and add ham. Cook until brown on both sides. (Approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.)
  2. Remove ham steak from the skillet and keep warm.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan (water, Dijon mustard, brown sugar and paprika.) Cook until sugar is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Place ham steak back in the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes with the caramelized glaze.
  5. Serve hot and expect raving reviews!

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Sam

Monday 1st of April 2024

I make brown sugar baked ham for holidays but this year my spouse and I were by ourselves. I want that taste but in a smaller quantity. This recipe is it. The ham was " to die for" good. I plan to use this recipe again real soon. Thank you.

Kelly Morse

Tuesday 2nd of April 2024

Hello Sam! I'm so glad you loved the recipe. Thank you for letting me know. - Kelly

Terry Smith

Saturday 16th of March 2024

Why do people post their recipes on Pinterest but don’t let you save them to Pinterest? I hate that!

Kelly Morse

Sunday 17th of March 2024

You can pin this recipe to Pinterest. I made a pin for it - just hover over it and the Pinterest button will show up. - Kelly

Martha Cruz

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

Hi, I had been making it every weekend, and have some family visiting from Peru that they loved My husband never likes any meat with sugar, honestly never complaint and asked for more! Today Sunday 4/3/3024 making it again I loved Thanks so much

Kelly Morse

Tuesday 5th of March 2024

You are very welcome Martha! Thank you so much for letting me know. - Kelly

~mb

Monday 15th of January 2024

This was very good, despite a couple of mistakes I made - leaving out the water for one :-( .. but still a great flavor and coated the ham very nicely. Also I overcooked my ham slice while trying to brown it... and reminded myself that my 2 go-to skillet is not very good at browning things. Definitely need to purchase a 2nd skillet, and would definitely make this recipe again! Thank you :-)

Kelly

Monday 15th of January 2024

Hello MB! I'm so glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it. - Kelly

Theresa

Saturday 2nd of September 2023

Hi, I am going to try your Brown Sugar Ham Steak recipe this weekend. You suggest green beans as a side with a yummy picture but no link to a recipe. My garden produced an abundance of green beans and tomatoes (the pic looks like bits of tomatoes). Where can I find that green bean recipe?

Kelly

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

Hello Teresa! I haven't put one up yet. I'm sorry. I also love Mac and cheese with ham steak too. I will get one up soon. - Kelly

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