Monday, September 17, 2012

Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapples

One of my favorite flavor combinations is Ham and Pineapple. I love the salty-sweet combo, and any time we order pizza it's always one of my most requested topping choices. 

We've had this ham steak in our freezer for a few months now and I was torn on what to do with it...should I bake it? grill it? marinate it? My mom recommended the grill method, and boy am I glad we took her advice! 

I found a simple marinade recipe on, but altered it a bit by adding in some brown sugar and marinating it a bit longer. The end result was a tender, delicious, flavorful ham that was big enough for two meals! (I love when that happens.)

Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple - slightly adapted from

For the marinade:

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together:
  • The juice from a 20 oz. can of pineapple (in 100% juice). Set the pineapple slices aside for grilling.
  • 1/4 c. yellow mustard
  • 2 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP. pure honey
Pour marinade in a shallow baking dish (big enough to fit your ham in), and place ham in dish (I always rinse my ham in cool water first and then pat dry with a paper towel). Sprinkle 1 TBSP of brown sugar on top and brush it over your ham. Seal dish with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.

After an hour, remove wrap and flip ham to the other side. Sprinkle another TBSP of brown sugar and brush. Allow to marinate for 1 more hour. 

To grill:
  • Once the ham has marinated for two hours, remove from baking dish and add to a hot grill. Grill each side for 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. 
  • While your ham is grilling, you can also add your pineapple slices to the grill as well. These are especially yummy on top of your ham once it has cooked!


1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I wish I would've known about this recipe 2 years ago lol. I had a ham steak in my freezer for months and months and never knew what to do with it so I tossed it. :( I hate tossing food out but it was way old and I couldn't find anything appetizing to do with it. I'll keep this in the back of my mind now. Thanks for sharing!
    Your boy is growing so big! I know you're loving every second. I hope y'all are doing great!!


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