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Sweet Ham Steak

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
I need just three ingredients to fix this sweetly seasoned ham steak recipe. It's a quick and easy main dish for brunch or any meal. —Nancy Smits, Markesan, Wisconsin
Sweet Ham Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bone-in fully cooked ham steak (2 pounds)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ham steak on both sides; drain. Remove ham.
  2. In the same skillet, melt the butter; stir in brown sugar. Return ham to skillet; cook until a thermometer reads 140°, turning often.
Ham Steak Tips

How can you tell when ham steak is done cooking?

With ham, it can be a little difficult to tell when it’s done just by looking at it. That’s why you need to know the food-safe cooking temperatures every time you cook. Since the ham steak is already fully cooked when you purchase it, you should only heat it to 140°F. If you cook it longer than that, it will start to get tough and chewy.

What can you serve with ham steaks?

Ham is one of those versatile meats that pretty much pairs well with anything and everything. Since this ham steak is cooked on the stove, it makes sense to match it up with other side dishes made in skillets. If you’re looking for something on the healthy side, try these healthier side dishes.

How should you store leftovers of ham steak?

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Be sure to include any juices that are in the pan, as this will help keep the ham moist and tender.

James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked ham: 269 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1157mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.

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