Just because you have always cooked your Ham Steak in a pan doesn’t mean that you always have to cook it that way! Grilling your ham steak is the best way to add flavor, plus it’s so quick and easy to make! Simply whip up a simple brown sugar mustard glaze, and in minutes you have a delicious dinner.
Ham is such versatile meat. You can serve it anytime, not just for special occasion dinners like Christmas or Easter. Whether cooking on the grill or using your smoker, ham cooks up perfectly. Looking for a few other great ham recipes? Check out this Smoked Bone-in Leg of Ham recipe! If you have something else in mind for a main course, why not serve up these incredible Smoked Scalloped Potatoes With Ham? They are the perfect side dish for any meal!
One of the great things about grilling a ham steak is that the ham is already fully cooked. You just need to reheat it and, of course, amp up the flavor before serving.
What do you need to make Grilled ham steak with brown sugar mustard glaze?
This recipe doesn’t take long to come together at all! Making the brown sugar mustard glaze is the first step. I like to preheat my grill and make the glaze right on the grill in a cast iron skillet. But you can make the sauce on your stovetop if you prefer.
- Bone-in ham steak
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
- Yellow mustard
- Dried thyme
- Dried parsley
- Cayenne pepper
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
How to prepare grilled ham steak with brown sugar mustard sauce
Start by preheating your grill to medium-high, about 375 degrees F. The brown sugar mustard sauce is so simple. In a small skillet or saucepan, add the brown sugar, maple syrup, yellow mustard or Dijon mustard if you prefer, dried thyme, dried parsley (you can use fresh if you prefer), and cayenne pepper (optional).
Bring the glaze to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the glaze for a few minutes. It should start to thicken. Season with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste and set aside, but keep the glaze warm. The glaze brushes onto the grilled ham steak much more easily when it is warm.
Once your grill is preheated, place your steak directly on the grill over the heat and close the lid. Remember, your ham steak is already fully cooked, so you are really just looking to heat it through and get some nice grill marks on it.
After about 3 minutes, open the lid and turn your steak about 45 degrees and close the lid again. This will create nice cross-hatch grill marks on your ham steak. You don’t have to turn your ham steak if you only want one set of grill marks.
Turn the steak over and continue to grill, turning the ham steak 45 degrees again after about 3 minutes. Continue to grill for 2 – 3 minutes. Your ham steak would have nice dark grill marks and slightly crisp edges.
Start to brush on your glaze after you have turned your ham steak over. Make sure that you brush the glaze on nice and thick but be careful, as the glaze will burn quickly if you get a flare-up while you are grilling.
Once you have brushed on the glaze and the steak is fully heated through, remove it from the grill. You will want to serve it immediately.
Serving your ham steak
You can serve this beautiful slice of grilled ham with just about anything. I have paired it with sauteed spinach and tomatoes, which go perfectly with the ham. I like to serve colorful veggies with dinner because you know we eat with the eyes too!
You could go with bright green beans or a fresh salad to serve with ham steak. Of course, mashed potatoes are also a popular choice to serve with ham. I always check out my local grocery store to see what veggies look fresh and are on sale. You have to keep your eyes open for sales when shopping for grocers nowadays!
This easy recipe is one that you should keep on hand for those busy weeknight dinners or quick weekend meals when the family is running in a bunch of different directions!
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- 1 pound bone-in ham steak
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp yellow mustard (you could use Dijon mustard)
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill to medium-high 375-400 degrees F.
- In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, yellow mustard, thyme, parsley, and cayenne (if using).
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Season with Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
- Once the grill is heated, place the ham steak on the grill and close the lid. Grill for about 3 minutes and turn the steak 45 degrees on the grill, and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. This will create nice cross-hatch grill marks on the ham steak.
- Turn the ham steak over and continue to grill, turning the steak 45 degrees on the grill after about 3 minutes again, and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Try to get some nice char marks on the steak and some crispy edges.
- Brush the glaze on the ham steak once you have flipped the steak over to grill the second side. Be careful the glaze will burn if you have a flare-up.
- Remove the ham steak from the grill and serve immediately.
See the post for more tips and tricks for the best Grilled Ham Steak.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 3210mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 45g
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