Tasty grilled ham steak coated with brown sugar and spices to give it a little of that honey baked ham taste.
Editor’s Note: Originally published September 3, 2010. Last Update June 23, 2018, with re-edited photos and text.
This is a simple post but follows the principles of Cooking for Two, simple with excellent taste for two. Also, if I don’t write it down or post it, I’ll forget how I did it and be unable to repeat it.
We do an occasional ham steak. Just about the right amount of meat for two. And it will set in the refrigerator for several weeks while waiting for your need for that quick, simple meal. I have in the past just oiled the grill and cooked until I have some nice grate marks. I was happy with this method, a nice taste but a bit dry and a little chewy.
I’ve always like honey bake ham for holidays, but I was never happy that good tasting stuff was many times on fat that didn’t taste good. My solution is to brush it on the meat and grill it.
Google was helpful in getting me ideas on spicing for oven baked hams, but nobody is doing this on the grill. I decided to go with brown sugar, not honey but I may do honey next time.
I’m very happy with this. About 5 minutes prep and 10 minutes on the grill.
Notes: We had a wonderful large tomato, so we make fake BLTs but just eating straight up would be great.
Other Quick Grill Meals
Preheat grill on high. Clean and oil grates.
Rinse the ham under running water. Pat dry with paper towel and trim any trim-able fat. Cut ham steak in half for easier handling.
Mix glaze in a small microwave-safe bowl. Mix well. Microwave for 10 sec on high, mix again then 10 sec more on high. This should become liquid. Do a few more seconds if you need to.
Immediately brush on the ham.
Grill on direct high heat for about 5 minutes per side.
Glazed Grilled Ham Steak
- 1 pound ham steak
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat grill on high. Clean and oil grates.
- Rinse the ham under running water. Pat dry with paper towel and trim any trim-able fat. Cut ham steak in half for easier handling.
- Mix glaze in a small microwave safe bowl. Mix well. Microwave for 10 sec on high, mix again then 10 sec more on high. This should become liquid. Do a few more seconds if you need to.
- Immediately brush on ham.
- Grill on direct high heat for about 5 minutes per side.
Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
Originally published September 3, 2010.