|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*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.|
When you're in the mood for ham but don't have enough eaters to justify making a whole ham roast, ham steak is the answer. Ham steak is a piece of ham leg or shank and feeds a smaller number of people—a perfect dish for a simple family meal. This recipe takes it up a notch with a flavorful sweet mustard glaze; the combination of ground and Dijon mustards, brown sugar, and cider vinegar makes a tangy mixture with enough sweetness to balance it all out.
To make this broiled ham steak, the glaze ingredients are stirred together and then brushed onto the ham; it's broiled for just a few minutes on one side, and then flipped, brushed with the glaze again, and broiled on the other side until a beautiful crust forms. All in, this recipe takes under 15 minutes to make, meaning it is quick enough for a busy day dinner, but also special-tasting enough to serve at a simple holiday meal.
Serve this ham steak with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes along with your family's favorite steamed or roasted vegetables. A vegetable casserole or a corn and cheese bake would also be a tasty side dish.
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the broiler. Line a shallow rimmed baking pan or broiler pan with foil and place a rack in the pan.
Place the ham steak on the rack.
In a bowl, combine the ground mustard and Dijon mustard with the brown sugar and vinegar and stir until smooth.
Brush the glaze mixture over the top of the ham steak.
Broil the ham about 3 to 4 inches from the heat source until the glaze is bubbling and lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
Turn the ham over and baste with more of the mustard mixture.
Broil for another 3 to 5 minutes, until browned.
Serve whole or sliced, over a bed of mashed potatoes if you like, and enjoy.
What Is Ham Steak?
In the same way a New York strip steak is cut from the beef short loin, a ham steak is cut from a whole ham roast, which is part of the shank bone. It can be boneless or bone-in; a ham steak with the bone will be less expensive, but more difficult to slice into evenly shaped pieces. Ham steak can be cooked whole or cut into cubes and added to casseroles, soups, and egg dishes. It most often is sold raw, so be sure to cook it, which will only take a few minutes, before adding to a recipe.
Glass Bakeware Warning
Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.
Use part or all honey in the glaze mixture in place of the brown sugar.