Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks

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These Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks are an easy, delicious way to get that grilled ham flavor you crave. You will love the little pieces of pineapple mixed into every bite!

Grilled ham steaks on a grill.
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  1. Ingredients
  2. Pan-Fried Ham Steaks
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Leftover Ham Steaks
  5. In the Mood for Ham?
  6. Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks Recipe

These Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks are perfect for when you are craving cooked ham but don’t want to purchase a huge spiral ham. These steaks are boneless, which is also great for holidays when you are only cooking for small families.

You can make these with leftovers from a big cooked ham, or purchase actual pre-sliced ham steaks, which is what we did. We got these gigantic ones from Costco, they were Kirkland brand and came with three individually packaged, thick ham steaks. Before purchasing, you can look at other locations to get the best price.

Ingredients

The sweet teriyaki glaze is tangy and delicious and super easy to make. You will love the little pieces of pineapple mixed in to every bite. These pre-cooked ham steaks cook quickly. Since you are grilling them, they will be ready to eat in no time. These are fantastic with our cheesy potato casserole or our Au Gratin Potatoes.

  • Ham steaks – You can find these at a grocery store. These slices of ham are thiner, pre-cooked, and stored in plastic wrap. Sometimes there is one steak per bag.
  • Teriyaki sauce – Always adds in intense flavor of sweet and savory. However, soy sauce will also work too!
  • Brown sugar – Add in the sweetness with the teriyaki sauce whenever these two ingredients are together. They are the perfect combination!
  • Pineapple – Crushed pineapple in a can gives the steaks a little texture, plus lots of flavor from the pineapple juice. You can either drain the pineapple juice or add a little to the mixture.
  • Corn starch – This is the thickener for the sauce.
  • Dijon mustard or apple cider vinegar – Both optional, but does add more flavoring when combined.

Pan-Fried Ham Steaks

Another way to cook these steaks is cooking on the stove top in a frying pan. You can melt butter in the pan and place the pre-cooked steaks on medium heat, flipping it after a few minutes on each side. This is a great source of protein!

“I’d never made these before but they were fantastic! I just love the flavor of teriyaki and ham together!”

-Stephanie

Frequently Asked Questions

Are ham steaks the same as ham?

Yes! A ham steak is part of the whole ham. It is a slice of ham from a whole ham roast that is individually packaged and sold in grocery stores. This is a great option for smaller families that don’t want to purchase an entire ham.

Does ham steak need to be cooked?

The nice things about ham steaks is that they are already pre-cooked and ready to eat. The packaging will be labeled “fully cooked”. If your ham steak is not pre-cooked, then they are not safe to eat until you cook the ham steaks.

What goes good with ham steaks?

The best side dishes are green beans, glazed carrots, sweet potatoes, or loaded potatoes. Having a side salad and adding in a dessert is always a great way to make a complete meal.

Leftover Ham Steaks

Generally having a smaller dinner usually means not too many leftovers. Since you do have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for two to three days. When ready to reheat, place in a large skillet and pan fry the steaks. It takes 2-3 minutes per side to wam through.

In the Mood for Ham?

In the mood for ham? There are lot of ways to get more pork into your meal plan. It is always a great source of protein and a delicious flavor of meat. You will love these options and how delicious each of these recipes are!

Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks

5 from 6 votes
These Sweet Teriyaki Grilled Ham Steaks are perfect for if you are craving cooked ham but don’t want to purchase a huge spiral ham. The sweet teriyaki glaze is tangy and delicious and super easy to make. You will love the little pieces of pineapple mixed in to every bite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Grill/BBQ
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn barbecue grill burners on high with the lid down to heat up.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, mix together the teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, and crushed pineapple. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch with 2 Tablespoons cold water, then whisk the mixture into your saucepan over the stove. Bring the sauce to a boil, then remove from heat when it begins to thicken.
  • Place ham steaks on grill. They only need a few minutes on each side, just long enough to make nice grill marks. Glaze each side before turning with the teriyaki mixture. Remove from the grill to a serving plate and top with the remaining sauce.

Notes

Cook on the Stove Top

Another way to cook these steaks is cooking on the stove top in a frying pan. You can melt butter in the pan and place the pre-cooked steaks on medium heat, flipping it after a few minutes on each side. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 567kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 50gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 6559mgPotassium: 1116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 82mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 4mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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