I don’t know about you, but it feels like Thanksgiving was just yesterday, and I have not been ready to make another big dinner yet.

For Christmas, I plan to make a very simple ham steak instead of a whole glazed ham, because it is so quick, quick to make, and I get my fix of ham before I spend Christmas relaxing.

I think I will be making these glazed ham steaks again and again. They are delicious, easy to prepare, and I am sure they’ll make their way into my normal dinner rotation as well.

And certainly, Apronese cannot ignore this delicious dish without recommending it to everyone. Delicious food must be enjoyed by many people to be interesting, right?

Two glazed ham steaks on a plate with Brussels sprouts and sweet potato

How to Choose the Right Ham

Whenever I make this recipe, I choose a thick-cut (12-inch thick) sliced ham steak because I find this gives it a more main-dish-like taste.

The grocery store is stocked with many choices of sliced ham and sliced ham quarters you can use just about any of them at the store (near the refrigerated cured meats), and they are all good for you.

It may be necessary to cook the ham for a shorter time if you end up with ham that has been sliced thinly, and you may need to make a stronger glaze if you are trying to cover more pieces.

Other Glaze Options

In this recipe, I used a sweet and slightly tangy glaze that is reduced to a sticky glaze when it is reduced. Ultimately, the Dijon mustard does not really taste as good as it sounds in the end, but if you do not care for Dijon mustard or simply do not have any on hand, you can also use a sweet-spicy-smoky rub, as I did in my glaze pork chops recipe.

How are the Leftovers?

As much as I loved eating the leftovers of this ham, I even thought that I might meal prep it on a regular basis in the future. Unlike food glazes, this glaze does not stay clear and glossy after refrigeration, but it still tastes great in the meanwhile.

Glazed Ham Steaks: What to Serve with Them

With my glazed ham, I served roasted Brussels sprouts and a baked sweet potato, but if you’re looking to combine it with classics such as Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Potato Salad, Three Bean Salad, Roasted Broccoli, or a Broccoli Cheese Casserole, you can do so as well.

I would probably pair it with a few other things for the occasion, such as Potatoes Au Gratin, Balsamic Glazed Carrots, Roasted Brussels, and Apple Walnut Stuffing, if I were to make a mini Christmas dinner for my family.

Side view of glazed ham steaks on the plate with sides

Glazed Ham Steaks

A quick and easy dinner idea that uses only a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to prepare, glazed ham steaks are a great way to make a quick and easy dinner.

Author: Beth 

Prep Time: 5 mins/ Cook Time: 10 mins/ Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 4 (4oz. each)


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ($0.12)
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard ($0.18)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ($0.02)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves ($0.02)
  • 2 8oz. ham steaks ($5.00)
  • 1 Tbsp butter ($0.10)


  • Putting all the ingredients in a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, and cloves to make a paste.
  • It is recommended that you cut the ham steaks in half so that you can make four portions of 4oz. each.
  • When the butter is melted in a skillet, swirl the skillet to coat the entire surface and add the ham steaks to the skillet. Continue to cook the ham steaks for three to five minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through.
  • Serve the hot ham steaks with a thin layer of the glaze mixture on top. Sprinkle half the glaze mixture over the ham steaks and flip the steaks over. Brush with the remaining glaze mixture. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, or until the glaze becomes thick and sticky.


Serving: 1 serving ・ Calories: 220 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 14 g ・ Protein: 22 g ・ Fat: 8 g ・ Sodium: 1525 mg ・ Fiber: 1 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

Glazed Ham Steaks in the skillet close up

Glazed Ham Steaks: How to Make Them – Step by Step Photos

Ham glaze ingredients in a bowl

It is first important to make the glaze. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.

ham steak packages

It is fine to use any type of ham steak available, but if they are thinner than 1/2-inch, then you will need to reduce the cooking time from the estimates I have given because they will take less time to cook. If you use any type of ham steak available.

Ham steaks cut in half

I cut the 8 oz. ham steaks in half to create four 4 oz. portions. Make sure that you portion your ham according to your preferences.

Browned ham steaks in the skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbsp butter. After the butter melts, swirl the skillet to coat the surface, then add the ham. Cook for a few minutes on each side, stirring occasionally.

Glaze being spooned over the ham steaks in the skillet

I started by pouring half of the glaze mixture over the ham steaks, then flipped them over and added the remaining glaze mixture.

Finished glazed ham in the skillet

The ham should be cooked for at least one or two more minutes on each side or until the glaze has reduced a little bit.

Overhead view of glazed ham on a plate with sides

Enjoy it with your favorite side dishes while it’s still hot.

With an interesting dish like this, a side salad with vegetables is perfect for you, trust Apronese.

If you think this steak can be made with a different recipe, please share it with everyone in the comments section below.