Sweet ham steak recipe. Pairs great with roasted potatoes and green beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ham steak in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain and remove ham.

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  • Heat butter in the same skillet until melted; stir in brown sugar. Return ham to skillet and cook over medium-low heat until heated through and brown sugar is dissolved, turning steak often, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Reduce heat if brown sugar/butter mixture starts to pop or splatter.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 22.4g 45% DV; carbohydrates 33.3g 11% DV; fat 33.6g 52% DV; cholesterol 127.2mg 42% DV; sodium 1647.9mg 66% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2015
I had a 1.25 lbs of some cheap hickory smoked ham steak and a family to feed. I found this and it looked good. To flush out the the recipe, since I had more than double of the amount of ham the recipe asked for, I added 1 tbs of honey, 1/4 cup of pineapple juice, and a dash of ground cloves to imitate those flavors I remembered getting as a kid eating ham at a church dinner. It turned out perfect and my family asked me to add this to my repertoire. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2015
I have been making brown sugar ham for years and I just use a little olive oil in the pan, brown the steak sprinkle with brown sugar, turn it over allowing the brown sugar to melt into the ham steak and sprinkle a little more brown sugar if needed. I don't measure, just use what I need. My husband loves this, but I don't care for sweet meat, but make it for him once in while. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2015
I had a 1.25 lbs of some cheap hickory smoked ham steak and a family to feed. I found this and it looked good. To flush out the the recipe, since I had more than double of the amount of ham the recipe asked for, I added 1 tbs of honey, 1/4 cup of pineapple juice, and a dash of ground cloves to imitate those flavors I remembered getting as a kid eating ham at a church dinner. It turned out perfect and my family asked me to add this to my repertoire. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
I tried this and it came out very good. I cut the brown sugar back by half and only used enough butter to create a thin sheen on the pan. very quick and good. I served with roasted okra,tomatos and onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
Simple and delicious! I melted the butter in a sauce pan and added brown sugar. I grilled the steak and basted it with the brown sugar butter mixture. My husband said make this again. A keeper for sure! Served it with bacon swiss scalloped potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2015
I have been making brown sugar ham for years and I just use a little olive oil in the pan, brown the steak sprinkle with brown sugar, turn it over allowing the brown sugar to melt into the ham steak and sprinkle a little more brown sugar if needed. I don't measure, just use what I need. My husband loves this, but I don't care for sweet meat, but make it for him once in while. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2015
Did it with a full 1/2" thick ham steak but added a little some sliced pineapples and about 2 Tbsp of juice to the butter and 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard to the brown sugar mix. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
I too make this all the time! It is a quick weeknight meal. I brown the ham in a little butter then I mix a little yellow mustard with the brown sugar. I baste the ham and then flip so both sides are coated and continue cooking until it caramelizes on the ham. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2014
I love this recipe so so so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2015
I have been doing ham like this for years. I usually do smaller pieces and serve with eggs for breakfast. I always add ground cloves. No need to measure just sprinkle on to your taste. Makes this even more delicious. I do not measure the brown sugar or butter either. This is so easy enough butter to cover the bottom of the skillet sugar taste and sprinkle on the cloves. You cannot miss! The longer it cooks it will start to caramelize. Add a little butter if you think it needs some as it cooks. Take it out when you like the doneness. Make a little extra (like bacon) you will want to sample a piece. Yum!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
i was looking for something quick easy and something that my 3 picky eaters would love........this filled all 3 catagories for me....i made mashed potatoes and a harvest veggie mix to go along with.....turned out great......no leftovers tonight!......i will definitly be using this one again!...thank you for the recipe!.... Read More
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