Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Here is an easy weeknight meal that so simple and made in less than 30 minutes using Ham Steak.


This Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple is simply grilled, with a sweet topping of fruit done in around 20 minutes.


Just about any side dish will go perfectly with ham from sweet twice baked potatoes to simple mashed potatoes,  canned or cob corn, and maybe just open a can of cowboy baked beans.


If you are always in a hurry and want something different and tropical on your table and look amazing, this is it, especially if you have ham lovers in your home like we do.


The side dishes are endless on what you can serve alongside, here is a nice roundup of recipes to choose from my Best Side Dish Recipes.


If you love ham and need to feed a crowd doesn't miss trying our Honey Glazed Spiral Ham recipe.


Another great advantage to using ham steaks instead of making a full-sized whole ham this is just the right size for two, or one (like for my husband and I), especially if it's a holiday it's perfect for our Easter dinner and this is my go-to recipe.


Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this easy recipe for the ham steak grilled to perfection.




this is a ham steak with a pineapple glaze grilled with a cherry on top







Ham Steak



Ham steak is a thick slice cut from a whole roast of ham, either with the bone already removed or bone-in, and once you add all the delicious ingredients, it's really delicious.


One large slice can be made into 4 pieces and you still may have leftovers depending on the size you purchased.


The great advantage to ham steak is most of them are precooked and need very little heating so they are perfect for a quick meal and you don't have to spend lots of time waiting for your dinner to be completed.


There are many topping options to choose from if you're not a pineapple fan, just check out all my suggestions below.



these are ham steaks cut in small pieces topped with pineapple glaze



Ingredients You Will Need

  • ham steak
  • crushed pineapple
  • butter
  • cooking spray
  • cornstarch
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • optional: maraschino cherries



  • this is a pan of fresh crushed pineapple made into a glaze



    Other Meat Suggestions and Toppings

    1. any fruit preserves in place for pineapple warmed 
    2. fresh peaches, orange sections, or mango in place of pineapple
    3. orange marmalade warmed
    4. any finely chopped fresh fruits go perfectly with ham for a topping mix with a little honey or brown sugar then warmed
    5. pork tenderloin sliced
    6. boneless chicken breast
    7. smoked pork chops




    these are ham steaks ready for grilling




    Optional Cooking Methods:

    • Instant Pot: this method using any meat using the sear function and flipping once until brown on both sides, top with pineapple preserves warmed for around 5 minutes.
    • Stovetop: Place the ham in an oil spray cast-iron grided pan sprayed generously with cooking spray, proceed the same cook on medium heat for around an hour and 4 minutes flipping once for a char on both sides.
    • Air Fryer: If you have a toaster oven-style air fryer, this can be done on a broiler pan placing on an air fryer on 400 preheated air fryers for10 minutes just until the meat is starting to brown use the pineapple topping or any preserves
    • Baked: Place the ham in a baking casserole dish sprayed with cooking oil. Top with the ingredients listed. Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until the edges start to brown.



    this is a collage of grilled ham steaks with pineapple glaze




    Serving Suggestions and Side Dishes:

  • corn on the cob
  • pasta aioli
  • garlic herbs mashed potatoes
  • air fried potato fan
  • baked round potatoes with herbs
  • twice-baked sweet potatoes
  • roasted vegetables



  • this is crushed pineapple made into a pineapple topping for ham steaks



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    Don't Throw Out Those Scraps!



    Once you trim the ham, don't throw out the scraps, you can make ham and cabbage soup, flavor any broth for beans, nothing goes to waste.


    Plus even leftovers are great, the topping can be off to the side for those who are even fond of pineapple and you can use another fruit in its place in the suggestions.


    Don't hesitate to try this recipe using boneless pork or even chicken thighs, this recipe will work for all of them perfectly.


    A delicious way to satisfy that ham craving when it's not the holiday season with ham steaks.


    Let us know how you like the recipe in the comments.




    Grilled Ham Steaks with Pineapple

    Grilled Ham Steaks with Pineapple

    Yield: 4
    Author: Claudia Lamascolo
    Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 24 Min
    Whether you grill outside or with a cast iron grill pan, these pineapple steaks are a wonderful weeknight meal made quick and easy.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds (or  larger) Ham Steak around trimmed on the edges and some of the fat removed
    • If you are in a hurry use peach or pineapple preserves
    • Pineapple Topping Recipe:
    • 1 cup or 8- ounce can of crushed pineapple unsweetened ( if you use sweetened us less brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 2 /1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar or to your taste in sweetness
    • 2 tablespoon butter
    • Garnish:  maraschino cherries sliced in half
    • Tools grided cast iron grill pan or outdoor grill 

    Instructions

    1. In a small saucepan drain the crushed pineapple juice into the pan and cornstarch, stir until smooth.
    2. Set the heat to medium, stir in the brown sugar and butter just simmer until it thickens, this takes around 2 minutes.
    3. (note if you have lots leftover use it on cakes, in small tarts, or on ice cream)
    4. Note: I trim the ham steak fat and outer rim saving the round bone. I use those scraps for making ham and cabbage soup or whatever you like to flavor a soup with and you can also freeze them until later use.
    5. Cut the ham steaks into 4 x 6-inch pieces or however, you like into small individual serving pieces.
    6. Heat the cast-iron skillet just spraying lightly with oil spray on medium-high heat.
    7. Set those ham pieces into the heated cast iron pan and grill on both sides until you get a nice char around 6 or 7 minutes on each side.
    8. This can also be done outside on an outside grill on foil or directly on oil sprayed, grates.
    9. Set the cooked ham steak into a platter, top with the pineapple, and garnish with cherries.
    10. Other Recipes For using up leftover ham: Ham Cabbage and Potato Soup
    11. Suggestions: If you have leftover pineapple use store-bought pie crust and use the filling for Pineapple Pie
    12. Instant Pot: this method using any meat using the sear function and flipping once until brown on both sides, top with pineapple preserves warmed for around 5 minutes.
    13. Stovetop: Place the ham in an oil spray cast-iron grided pan sprayed generously with cooking spray, proceed the same cook on medium heat for around an hour and 4 minutes flipping once for a char on both sides.
    14. Air Fryer: If you have a toaster oven-style air fryer, this can be done on a broiler pan placing on an air fryer on 400 preheated air fryers for10 minutes just until the meat is starting to brown use the pineapple topping or any preserves
    15. Baked: Place the ham in a baking casserole dish sprayed with cooking oil. Top with the ingredients listed. Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

    Calories

    672.75

    Fat (grams)

    15.80

    Sat. Fat (grams)

    6.94

    Carbs (grams)

    89.87

    Fiber (grams)

    4.06

    Net carbs

    85.81

    Sugar (grams)

    79.87

    Protein (grams)

    46.53

    Sodium (milligrams)

    2931.21

    Cholesterol (grams)

    117.31
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    6 comments

    1. The pairing of pineapple and pork is really perfect. The ham steak looks juicy and tender.

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    2. What an interesting flavor combo. Gotta give it a go!

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    3. Convinced my hubby to fire up the grill and this turned out perfectly. So delicious and super easy to make.

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    4. The ham and pineapple combination sounds so good. I will have to try this the next time I have ham, thank you for sharing!

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    5. Ham and pineapple are a great combination. Thanks for the pineapple sauce recipe!

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    6. Yum, love a good ham and pineapple -- this looks really delicious! Can't wait to try it!

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