Pan Roasted Ham Steak + 5 Easy Glaze Recipes

This is a guest post written for the fabulous ladies at Simple Goodness Farm. Venise, Belinda, and their families strive to be as self sufficient as is possible. They raise cows and goats, grow their own vegetables, and have a talent for bringing the community together to celebrate farming life.  If you enjoy reading about permaculture, homesteading, and small town life, check these girls out. They are great! 

Venise approached me a while back and invited me to write a few posts that focus on the obscure and less popular meat cuts for families who raise or purchase whole animals. When purchasing a whole pig or half a cow, you get a little bit of everything. Coming up with knock out recipes for the less popular cuts can seem daunting. So we’re here to help relieve the stress and help you use all your cuts! 

With Easter right around the corner, ham seemed an appropriate choice. Ham steaks can be purchased at the grocery store but rarely are. Often if ham is on the menu, folks tend to get a large cured whole ham. But a ham steak can be really great as an easy dinner for two. And it only takes a few minutes to cook to perfection instead of the several hours a whole ham takes which makes it a great choice for a weeknight meal. 

How to pan roast a ham steak:

  1. Heat up a skillet on medium heat
  2. Add 1 tbsp of butter
  3. Cook the ham steak for about 4 minutes on each side

Isn’t that easy? Comes out perfect every time!

Next, dress it up with a yummy glaze, just like you would a whole ham. Glazes are easy to create and I’ve added 5 different recipes for you to try. There is something here for everyone. 

How to make a glaze: 

  1. Put all ingredients in a pan on medium heat
  2. Stir occasionally
  3. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes
  4. Reduce heat for 10 minutes

Glaze Recipes:

Apricot Pineapple Glaze

(Shown in pictures above)

1 cup Apricot preserves

1/2 cup Pineapple juice

1 tbsp brown mustard

1 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 tblsp brown mustard

2 tbsp cornstarch

Asian Honey Garlic

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

Red pepper flakes, a dash

1 tbsp cornstarch

Bourbon Brown Sugar Glaze

1/3 cup whiskey

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp brown mustard

1 tbsp cornstarch

Zesty Orange Glaze

4 oranges, juiced – about 1 cup of fresh juice

½ tbsp. grated orange zest

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 tsp grated ginger

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp cornstarch


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About Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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