Don’t wait for a special occasion; this brown sugar-glazed pan-fried ham steak recipe is perfect for dinner any night. The sweet glaze is delicious and goes perfectly with the ham. Plus, it’s easy to make and only takes a few minutes to put together.
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Main Ingredients Notes
- Ham Steak: A 6-ounce fully cooked ham steak makes this recipe quick and easy. If you can’t find the small 6-ounce packages then purchase the larger bone-in ham slice and freeze half for another meal. Tip: Buy several ham steaks when on sale and freeze.
- Dijon Mustard: A hint of heat from the Dijon balances out the sweetness from the brown sugar.
- Brown Sugar: Provides the sweetness for the glaze.
👩🍳 How to Cook Ham Steak
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Step One: Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy skillet; a cast iron skillet works well. Brown the ham steak on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Step Two: Transfer the ham steak to a small plate, cover and keep the ham warm while you make the glaze.
Step Three: Add the water, dijon mustard, and brown sugar to the skillet. Stir ingredients until mixed and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the brown sugar is dissolved.
Step Four: Serve the brown sugar glazed over the ham.
Serve the ham with Southern Red Eye Gravy. To make the gravy, remove the ham from the skillet and add about a 1/3 cup of boiling black coffee. Scrape the bottom and sides of the skillet to loosen any ham that may have stuck to the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes and pour over the cooked ham slice. if the gravy is too bitter, add a pinch of sugar.
How to Store Leftovers
Wrap the leftover cooked ham steak in foil or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to two days.
To freeze cooked leftover ham, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and cover it with a layer of foil. For best quality, use the frozen ham steak within two months.
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- 7-inch Cast Iron Skillet -These oval baking dishes are perfect for making single-serving recipes.
Recipe Notes & FAQs
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No, You can use any heavy skillet. The cast iron does provide a nice sear to the ham slices, but its not required for a good recipe outcome.
Yes, you can make a simple version using just brown sugar, milk, and butter.
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak for One
- 6 ounce precooked Ham slice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- ⅓ cup Water
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- Melt butter in a heavy skillet; a cast iron skillet works well. Brown the ham steak on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Transfer the ham steak to a small plate, cover, and keep the ham warm while you make the glaze.
- Add the water, dijon mustard, and brown sugar to the skillet. Stir ingredients until mixed and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the brown sugar is dissolved.
- Serve the ham steak drizzled with the brown sugar glaze.