12-Minute Old-Fashioned Ham Steak

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This Old-Fashioned Ham Steak can be ready in 12 minutes as the meat is  already fully cooked. Simmer it on the stove top in a delicious maple gravy for an easy, quick weeknight meal.

This Old-Fashioned Ham Steak is ready in 12 minutes and is simmered on the stove top in a delicious maple gravy. Ham steaks are an easy, quick weeknight meal as they are already fully cooked.

A large fully-cooked ham steak can feed several people with no problem. Add a side salad or your favorite vegetable and some warm biscuits and your entire family will enjoy the meal.

Our family is always on the lookout for ham steak dinner ideas as we usually have a freezer full of pork.

Ham steak is easy to prepare. It can be fried up in butter on the stove, broiled in the oven with a brown sugar glaze (check out this recipe), or even grilled outdoors.

Barbara came up with this maple glazed ham steak recipe when she was looking for a quick weeknight meal. It only takes 12 minutes from stove to table and that is a win.

What is a ham steak?

A ham steak is simply a thick cut of a smoked ham.  Instead of buying a whole ham which is huge and serves a large number of people, a ham steak is an individual slice of the larger ham. A ham steak is meant to serve one to four people depending on its size and is more economical than buying a whole ham.

Where can I buy ham steaks?

You can usually find ham steaks at your local grocery store (ask at the meat counter) or your local meat market.

If you are getting a whole or half hog butchered, consider getting your ham cut into steaks. This will fill your freezer with many individual ham steaks instead of one large ham.  This is great for dinners throughout the year.

Our favorite place to get ham steaks locally is at Rihm Foods in Cambridge City, Indiana. We also love their smoked bacon and County Fair Burgers (pork burgers, yum).

How to cook old-fashioned ham steak on stove

If you are wondering about how to cook ham steaks on the stove, it’s super easy. Since they are already fully cooked,  all you need to do is to melt 2-4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet.  Fry the ham steaks until lightly browned and warmed through on both sides.

To make it extra yummy, add a ham glaze such as this maple glaze.  To do this, we put it back in the skillet with the maple gravy for a couple minutes to warm it up and coat it on all sides.

How to Make Ham Steak with Maple Glaze

Find the full recipe and ingredient amounts for ham steak glaze in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet on the stove top.
  2. Add ham steak and cook on both sides until warmed through.
  3. Remove ham steak and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Lower heat and add flour to butter and cook for a minute.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add ham steak back to skillet and warm through.

Notes About Ham Steak Glaze Recipe:

  • We love an old-fashioned ham steak dinner because it’s so fast and kid friendly, and this ham steak dinner recipe is no exception.  Serve dinner in 12 minutes.
  • What is a ham steak?  It’s a slice of ham from a whole ham.  When getting a hog butchered, it’s really convenient to get ham steaks that you can use for one meal at a time instead of an entire ham which is really more geared for large family gatherings.
  • Ham steaks are typically already smoked, so you just need to reheat the ham, and doing it in a sweet gravy or ham steak glaze like this one is easy.
  • Basically, you are heating the ham steak, removing it and then using the drippings to make a gravy.  Return the ham to the gravy, and dinner is served.
  • Looking for some more ham steak recipe ideas?  Try our Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak or cut up the ham and use it in a casserole like Mom’s Ham and Cheesy Potato Casserole or Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole.
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What goes with ham steaks for dinner?

Ham steaks are super fast to put together for dinner. Pair them with a quick, simple side to make sure your family is fed quickly on a busy night.

Here are 10 quick side dishes for ham steak.

Other Easy Stove Top Main Dishes

Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.
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12-Minute Old-Fashioned Ham Steak with Maple Gravy

This Old-Fashioned Ham Steak is ready in 12 minutes and is simmered on the stove top in a delicious maple gravy. Ham steaks are an easy, quick weeknight meal as they are already fully cooked
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 12 minute ham steak, glazed ham steak, ham steak, maple gravy, old fashioned ham steak
Servings: 2
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 fully-cooked ham steak approximately 1 pound
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Instructions

  • In a large frying pan, heat butter over medium heat until hot.
  • Add ham steak, and heat for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side; flip and heat for 2 to 3 minutes on second side.
    Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.
  • Remove ham steak from pan; put on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Lower heat to low; add flour to butter and stir for 1 minute.
    Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.
  • Add water, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and soy sauce. Stir constantly, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until gravy is thick and smooth,
    Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.
  • Add ham steak to gravy, and heat until desired temperature (approximately 2 to 3 minutes).
    Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.
  • Serve with warm biscuits.
    Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.

Notes

  • We love a ham steak dinner because it's so fast and kid friendly, and this ham steak dinner recipe is no exception.  It's done in 12 minutes.
  • What is a ham steak?  It's a slice of ham of a whole ham.  When getting a hog butchered, it's really convenient to get ham steaks that you can use one meal at a time instead of an entire ham which is really more geared for large family gatherings. 
  • Ham steaks are typically already smoked, so you just need to reheat the ham, and doing it in a sweet gravy like this one is easy.
  • Basically, you are heating the ham steak, removing it and then using the drippings to make a gravy.  Return the ham to the gravy, and dinner is served. 
  • Looking for some more ham steak recipe ideas?  Try our Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Steak or cut up the ham and use it in a casserole like Mom's Ham and Cheesy Potato Casserole or Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole

Old-Fashioned Ham Steak features a ham steak glaze in just 12 minutes.

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4 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful recipe. The first time I made it, I didn’t have REAL maple syrup, and the recipe was very good, but I finally bought some real maple syrup, and made this again, and it was awesome!! The real maple syrup makes a big difference. I didn’t change anything about your recipe, and won’t. This is a very tasty, easy week night dinner and the recipe is damazing as is.

    Thank you

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