Sweet and Spicy Ham Steak


Apricot juice and preserves combine with spicy salsa for this tasty and easy to prepare ham steak dinner. Great for chicken, too!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (2 pound) bone-in ham steak

  • ½ cup chunky salsa

  • cup apricot nectar

  • ¼ cup apricot preserves

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Fry ham in skillet until browned and heated through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Drain any excess grease. Add salsa, apricot nectar, apricot preserves, brown sugar, and taco seasoning to skillet.

  2. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Simmer until sauce is hot and bubbly, turning ham steak once, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer ham steak to a platter and cover with sauce.

Cook's Notes:

Sauce may be doubled, if desired, and served with ham over white rice.

For Sweet and Spicy Chicken: Pound 4 small boneless chicken breasts until thin, dredge in flour, brown in pan, turning at least once. Add combined sauce ingredients and continue cooking as directed above. Continue cooking until all juices in chicken run clear.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 3139mg 136%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 76mg 379%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 878mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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