Sweet and Tangy Grilled Ham Steak - Wine Dine With Jeff


  • 1 to 1 1/2 Pounds of ham steak slices
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup of Prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • 1. I remember as a kid my Mother would make this recipe, and I always thought it was a treat. Who doesn't love a honey baked ham for the Holidays, so why not have it year round. The glaze has this sweet and tangy flavor that just enhances the flavor of the ham steak. Plus when the steak is grilled it gives this amazing beautiful smoky flavors with lovely golden brown grill char marks. Choose any ham steak slices that you prefer either bone in or not. I love to score the ham steak on one side of the slice. Make sure not to go all the way through with the knife when you are scoring the ham steak. A picture below shows exactly what the ham steak should look like. I like to do this because the tasty glaze goes deeper into the meat and flavors it more.
  • 2. In a small sauce pan add brown sugar, prepared horseradish, and lemon juice. Turn the burner onto a medium heat and stir all the ingredients to combine. When the pan starts to heat up the brown sugar will melt and turn into a liquid. Turn the burner down to a low temperature and simmer the glaze for 5 minutes. Keep stirring the glaze and make sure it is on a low simmer so the sugars don't burn. After 5 minutes turn off the heat and let the glaze cool. The glaze will thicken up as it cools down. This glaze has the perfect amount of sweetness and tang at the same time.
  • 3. If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the ham steak inside on a grill pan on the burner or bake in the oven at 375 and the last minute use the broil option. The most important tip I can give you is cook on a medium heat and if you are using the grill make sure the flame is not touching the meat because it will burn the sugars. If you are broiling in the oven you must watch because the sugars will easily burn also. Brush the glaze on the side of the ham steak that you scored and turn the grill to medium heat around 375 degrees.
  • 4. When the grill is heated add the ham steak glazed side down first. Then brush the other side of the ham steak that needs the glaze. And cook the ham steak for 6 to 7 minutes per side. Keep checking the ham steak to make sure that the sugars are not burning. Flip the steak when the first side is done and add more glaze to that side again. In the end you should have used most of the glaze you can always add more when you pull the ham steaks off the grill. While you are grilling the ham steak I love the add some potato slices to the grill and grill at the same time. Grilled vegetables with the glazed ham steak is the perfect pairing.

Recipe Video:

Sweet and Tangy Grilled Ham Steak

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