Ham is a good source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids your body needs for growth and maintenance. Brown sugar ham steak, in particular, is a popular preparation that is often glazed with a mixture of brown sugar and other ingredients like mustard or honey. Here are some potential benefits of incorporating brown sugar ham steak into your diet:

  1. Provides energy: The carbohydrates in brown sugar can provide your body with quick energy, while the protein in ham can help sustain that energy over a longer period of time.
  2. Source of B vitamins: Ham contains several B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B12. These vitamins play important roles in energy production, metabolism, and neurological function.
  3. Helps build and repair tissues: The protein in ham is necessary for building and repairing tissues throughout the body, including muscles, bones, and skin.
  4. Boosts immune function: Ham contains zinc, which is important for immune function and wound healing.
  5. Supports healthy growth and development: Protein is especially important for children and adolescents, who need it to support healthy growth and development.

It’s worth noting that brown sugar ham steak can be high in sodium and saturated fat, so it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Brown Sugar Ham Steak

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 521 kcal


  • To make a Brown Sugar Ham Steak, you will need the following equipment:
  • A large skillet
  • Tongs or a spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Sharp knife


  • (8 ounce) bone-in fully cooked ham steak
  • 5 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 5 tbsp  brown sugar


  • Step 1
    Cook ham steak in a huge skillet over medium intensity until seared, 3 to 4 minutes for each side.
  • Step 2
    Remove ham from skillet; drain off any fat.
  • Step 3
    Melt butter in the same skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar.
  • Step 4
    Return ham to skillet. Cook, turning ham frequently, until warmed through and earthy colored sugar has broken up, around 10 minutes. Diminish heat if earthy colored sugar/spread combination begins to pop or splatter.
Keyword Steaks