Baked Ham Steak With Barbecue Sauce

Baked Ham Steak

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
139 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 829mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 282mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This ham steak is baked with a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce. The sauce takes about 5 to 10 minutes to make, and then the ham slice is baked to perfection in the oven.

The flavors are excellent with baked beans or serve the ham with baked, mashed, or sweet potatoes. Corn is another good side dish option or serve it with your family's favorite vegetable sides.


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 slice fully cooked ham (about 1-inch thick)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Place the ham in the prepared baking pan.

  4. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter; add the chopped onion. Sauté the onion until translucent. Add the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir to blend and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot. 

  5. Pour the sauce over the ham.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe calls for a large ham steak. If you can't find a ham steak, use about 8 ounces of thick leftover or store-bought ham slices.

Recipe Variations

  • Sauté about 1/4 cup of diced green bell pepper along with the onion.
  • Place the ham in the prepared baking pan and then top the ham with pineapple slices or drained chunks; pour the hot barbecue sauce over the ham and pineapple and bake as directed.