Honey Glazed Ham Steak is a great way to enjoy the taste of ham around the holidays without having leftovers for days.
You can find pre-packaged ham steaks in the refrigerated meat section of the grocery store. Most often they will be hanging up or placed near the larger hams. Although, if you ask your butcher, they might cut you a slice of ham steak as well.
As you look, you will find that there are various sizes and thickness of the slices of ham. And you can also purchase them as bone-in or boneless steaks.
I recommend purchasing an 8 ounce, or 1/2 pound ham steak. It seems to be perfect for serving two adults. However you may be left with a small piece or two to add to your Breakfast Muffins in the morning.
Honey Glazed Ham Steak Recipe
- Fully cooked boneless or bone-in ham steak
- Crushed pineapple
- Brown sugar
- Dijon mustard
- Smoked paprika
Additional Ingredient For Skillet Instructions
- Olive oil
I have included cooking instructions on how to cook honey glazed ham steak in the oven as well as in a skillet on the stove top.
Although I prefer the flavor and intensity that the oven provides, I also realize that sometimes a faster method of cooking is required. This is especially true when the oven is being used for other recipes like Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole or Loaded Sweet Potatoes.
Preheat oven and line a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with non-sticking cooking spray, set aside.
Drain the pineapple juice from the can of crushed pineapple into a bowl. You will need both the juice and the crushed pineapples so do not discard either.
Now prepare the honey glaze by whisking together the honey, 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard, and smoked paprika in a medium bowl. Continue to combine until well mixed.
Next, add your ham to the pan and then pour the glaze on top of the slab of meat. Be sure that the entire ham is covered in the glaze.
Now add 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple on the top surface of the ham. Save the rest of the crushed pineapples for another recipe. I am thinking a tropical drink, but that is totally up to you!
Place the baking pan into the oven and bake the honey glazed ham steak, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and the glaze begins to turn light brown.
If you plan to make the ham steak on the stove start by adding olive oil to a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the ham to the pan.
Cook until the surface browns, which will take approximately 2-3 minutes. Then flip and cook the other side until it begins to turn brown. However, this time it should only take about 1-2 minutes.
Then transfer to a serving plate or platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
Now it is time to make the honey glaze for the ham steak. In a medium bowl whisk together the honey, 1 tablespoon pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard, and smoked paprika. Continue to whisk until well combined.
Turn the heat down to low. Then using the same skillet that you cooked the ham and add the glaze to the pan. Cook until hot and bubbly. This should only take a minute or two.
Coat The Ham In The Glaze
Now it is time to coat the ham in the glaze. Move the skillet around to make sure that the glaze covers the entire bottom of the surface of the pan.
Then add the ham steak back into the skillet, nestled in the glaze and heat for 1 minute. Flip and coat the other side of the ham steak with the glaze and cook for 1 additional minute.
Remove the glazed ham steak from the pan and place on a serving dish. Quickly pour the crushed pineapple into the glaze in the skillet and stir.
Once the pineapple pieces are incorporated into the sauce, drizzle the glaze and crushed pineapple on top of the ham. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I have to use pineapple?
If you don’t like the flavor of pineapple, you can substitute orange juice in place of the pineapple juice and omit the pineapple topping. The citrus flavor is important to complete the honey glaze.
2. Can I top the ham steak with pineapple tidbits?
Absolutely! I have done this on many occasions. I had crushed pineapple in my cupboard this time, so that is what I used.
3. Can I make Honey Glazed Ham Steak on a grill?
If you would like to make the ham steak on the grill, heat the grill to medium-high heat. Make the ham glaze first and heat in a small sauce pan until bubbly. Remove the pot from the heat. The place the ham steak on the grill and cook it for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes. Place the ham steak on a platter and drizzle with the glaze and top with the crushed pineapples.
4. How do I reheat leftovers?
If you have any leftovers it is best to reheat them in a skillet. Just add a little water and cover the pan and place over medium heat until warmed through.
Traditional Ham Recipes
If you are looking for recipes to make a larger ham be sure to check out some of my favorite recipes listed below.
- Southern Style Crock Pot Ham
- Instant Pot Bone-In Ham
- Glazed Holiday Ham
- Honey Glazed Ham
- Homemade Honey Baked Ham
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- 8 oz. fully cooked boneless or bone-in ham steak
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Additional Ingredient For Skillet Instructions
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet or baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with non-sticking cooking spray, set aside.
- Drain the pineapple juice from the can of crushed pineapple into a bowl.
- In medium bowl whisk together the honey, 1/2 tablespoon of reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard, and smoked paprika.
- Add your ham to the pan and pour the glaze on top, making sure the entire ham is covered. Add 1/4 cup of crushed pineapples on top.
- Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and the glaze begins to brown.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ham steak. Cook until brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip and cook the other side until brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cove with foil to keep warm.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the honey, 1/2 tablespoon of reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard, and smoked paprika.
- Turn the skillet heat down to low and add the glaze to the pan. Cook until hot and bubbly, about 1 minute.
- Be sure that the glaze covers the entire bottom of the surface and then add the ham back into the pan, heat for 1 minute.
- Flip and coat the other side of the ham steak with the glaze and cook for 1 additional minute.
- Remove the glazed ham steak from the pan and place on a serving dish.
- Quickly add the crushed pineapple to the glaze and stir to coat.
- Drizzle the top of the ham steak with the glaze and crushed pineapple mixture on top.
If you do not have smoked paprika, use regular paprika instead.
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