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Zesty Grilled Ham

If it's ham, my kids will eat it, but they like this kicked-up recipe best of all. Even the small ones eat adult-sized portions, so be sure to make plenty. —Mary Ann Lien, Tyler, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 fully cooked bone-in ham steak (1 pound)


  • Place brown sugar, horseradish and lemon juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Brush over both sides of ham.
  • Place ham on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until glazed and heated through, 7-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 180 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 845mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein.

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  • Laura
    Jun 27, 2020

    Usually I don’t like a sweet taste with any meat but this recipe converted me. I cut the brown sugar in half and it was excellent. So simple and easy.

  • cynandtom
    Apr 21, 2019

    I was a little nervous about this because I’m not sure how I feel about horseradish, but I loved it! Great flavor!

  • kmpatch
    Jul 13, 2018

    Very quick and easy. I was concerned it might be too tangy, but the flavor after grilling isn't so strong. We actually brushed more of the leftover glaze on at the table.

  • justmbeth
    Dec 27, 2017

    Such a quick and tasty grilled recipe. Worked perfectly on a busy weeknight.

  • theresahill
    Aug 13, 2015

    Great recipe! The whole family loved it!

  • habenaroman
    Jul 27, 2015

    Works with turkey-ham too.

  • sgallirn
    Jul 28, 2014

    Loved this recipe! Delicious!!!! My 5 yr. old and 3 yr. old gave me a thumbs up and asked me if I can make this again next time. That speaks volumes if anyone knows how picky this age group is........I will definitely be using this recipe again.

  • LusZoo1
    Jun 20, 2014

    This glaze is so simple yet so good. It is our favorite for grilled ham slices. We love it.

  • kathyanne101
    Apr 16, 2011

    Delicious -- not the first time I've made this but this time I added about 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard and my whole family thought it was tastier than before! Also, excellent with a Dry Rose wine...

  • Maryrose90
    Feb 2, 2011

    I was a little leary making this recipe for my picky teenage boys as I thought it might be too adventurous but they loved it. I can always tell when they go for seconds and thirds instead of quietly putting their dirty dishes in the dishwasher after the first helping. :)