Tasty grilled ham steak coated with a spicy brown sugar glaze to give it a little of that honey baked ham taste. Not need to buy 8 pounds of ham for some great taste.
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 liked 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.
I'm very happy with this. About 5 minutes prep and 10 minutes on the grill.
A "ham steak" is just a thick slice of ham. It is through the center and frequently includes a round section of bone, although some packers remove the bone.
It generally about a pound of ham that is vacuum-sealed. That makes it a good meat to have in your refrigerator for a quick meal and a great size for two servings.
I decided to go with brown sugar, not honey. I had tried honey, but when combined with the grilling, I felt the brown sugar tasted better.
I did add a touch of cloves that some may want to eliminate.
There are two important points with the grill.
First, the grill needs to be well cleaned and oiled. The sugar will stick easily
Second, it needs to be medium and not too hot due to the sugar. We don't need the ham on the grill very long, so the burning of the sugar is not an issue.
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Preheat grill on medium with a surface temperature of 400° to 450°. Clean and oil grates very well.
Rinse the ham under running water. Pat dry with a paper towel and trim any trim-able fat. Cut the 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 heat for about 4-5 minutes per side. The grill hood can be left open.
Glazed Grilled Ham Steak
- 1 pound ham steak
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves - optional
- Preheat grill on medium with a surface temperature of 400° to 450°. Clean and oil grates very well.
- Rinse the ham under running water. Pat dry with a paper towel and trim any trim-able fat. Cut the steak in half for easier handling.
- Mix glaze in a small microwave-safe bowl. Mix well. Microwave for 10 seconds on high, mix again then 10 seconds more on high. This should become liquid. Do a few more seconds if you need to.
- Immediately brush on the ham.
- Grill on direct heat for about 4-5 minutes per side. The grill hood can be left open.
Your Own Private Notes
- If you are worried about burning the sugar, you can brush it on the last few minutes.
- Most ham steaks are about ½ inch thick. It is fine to leave the hood open. If thicker, I suggest closed.
- You can replace the brown sugar with honey but I prefer the brown sugar.
- Great served straight up or like a BLT.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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We left dry mustard out & I was still delicious! We didn’t have that on hand. The ground cloves was a nice addition! We doubled the recipe of the glaze & served on baked. sweet potatoes. Great pairing with a white wine too. 😊
By ground mustard do you mean dry mustard or like the stone ground liquid mustard?
Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan
Welcome to the blog.
That is dry ground mustard. I updated the ingredient list to be more specific.
I used this glaze a few weeks ago but neglected to print it so just spent 1/2 hour desperately trying to find it again. I loved the glaze as did everybody else. We concluded it's the ground clove that gives it the great flavor. Am making it again tonight and will use a little more than 1/8 tsp. .
Thanks for the note. This was one of my first just dive in and do it recipe.
I just made this ham steak sauce and we both loved it. It was easy to make and very tasty a keeper for sure Thanks Andi
Thanks for the comment
I use Dizzy Dust on my Ham Steaks..and they come out excellent!!
Thanks, I though it add a nice taste simply.
The rating system something I would like to see on most cooking blogs. All recipes can't be wonderful.
the domestic mama
I love your ratings and the step by steps! Looks delish! :)