Smoked Ham Steaks: 3 Delicious Recipes and Expert Tips

May 17, 2024 / MIN READ

Looking for your next mealtime adventure? Whether you're cooking for a busy weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering with loved ones, ham steaks are a fantastic option. Their versatility and rich flavor make them a favorite among many, and the best part? They're easy to customize to suit your family's taste preferences.

Read on to explore three mouthwatering ham steak recipes, including expert tips, to create memorable meals every time.

Honey glazed ham steak

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min


  • 2-pack Hatfield® Honey Ham Steak.
  • ¼ cup honey.
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard.
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar.
  • ½ tsp ground cloves.
  • Fresh parsley, chopped.

Preparing ham steak with a honey glaze

  • Step 1: Preheat your grill over medium heat.
  • Step 2: In a small bowl, mix the honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and ground cloves.
  • Step 3: Place the ham steaks on the grill. Cook for about 6-7 minutes on one side.
  • Step 4: Brush the top of the steaks with half of the glaze, then flip the steaks and brush the other side. Cook for another six to seven minutes.
  • Step 5: Remove from heat, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve immediately.

Smoked ham steaks with pineapple salsa

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min


  • 2-pack Hatfield® Hardwood Smoked Ham Steak.
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced.
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced.
  • Juice of 1 lime.
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

How to make ham steaks with pineapple salsa

  • Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice and cilantro. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, then set aside.
  • Step 2: Heat the grill over medium-high heat.
  • Step 3: Place the ham steaks and cook for about five minutes on each side, or until heated through and slightly charred.
  • Step 4: Plate the ham steaks and top with a generous amount of pineapple salsa. Serve immediately.
Ham steaks topped with salsa sit on a plate next to potatoes and green beans.Smoked ham steaks with pineapple salsa

Smoked ham steak with maple and brown sugar

Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min


Steps for making maple and brown sugar ham steak

  • Step 1: Heat your grill to medium heat and lightly grease with butter or oil.
  • Step 2: In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Step 3: Place the ham steaks on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes, then brush generously with the maple glaze. Flip the steaks and apply the glaze on the other side.
  • Step 4: Continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until the edges are caramelized and the steaks are heated through.
  • Step 5: Remove the ham steaks from the grill and let them rest for two to three minutes before serving.

Ready to get started? Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!

Mastering homemade smoked ham steaks with expert tips

Here are a few helpful hints to keep in mind for the best results:

  • To prepare the ham steaks for smoking, pat them dry then season with your favorite rub or marinade for at least an hour.
  • The optimal smoking setup maintains a consistent temperature of around 225°F to 250°F throughout the process.
  • Keep an eye on the internal temperature of the ham and aim for 145°F for safe consumption.
  • It's recommended to let the steaks rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Experiment with different wood chips and seasonings to find the flavor combination that meets your family's taste preferences.

Addressing the most commonly asked questions

Does it matter what type of ham steak I use?

While a high-quality ham steak always ensures rich flavor and juiciness, the type you use is completely up to personal preference. For added convenience and flavor depth, a pre-seasoned option such as Hatfield® Maple Ham Steak might be ideal. Or, if you prioritize health considerations, you might choose an uncured alternative like Hatfield® No Antibiotics Ever Uncured Original Ham Steak.

What sides pair well with ham steaks?

Traditional pairings include creamy mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables or tangy coleslaw. For a lighter option, consider a crisp garden salad or steamed green beans. The sweet and savory nature of ham steaks also complements dishes like grilled mango salsa and glazed carrots.

How long do leftover ham steaks last?

Properly stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, leftover cooked ham steak can last for three to four days. For longer storage, wrap tightly and freeze for two to three months. Once you're ready to serve them again, gently reheat the ham steaks to preserve moisture and flavor.

A family favorite recipe made easy with Hatfield pork

Smoked ham steak is a beloved and adaptable dish that caters to all tastes and occasions, making it a go-to choice for family meals. With Hatfield's commitment to quality and flavor, our range of pre-marinated ham steaks guarantees both delicious outcomes and food safety. Hatfield pork helps you elevate your favorite main dishes, enjoy peace of mind and savor the satisfaction of a simpler cooking process.

If you're ready for delectable smoked ham steaks, you can head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!