Easy Baked Ham Steaks

Background and History:

Baked ham steaks are a quick and flavorful dish that’s ideal for any meal. Ham, preserved pork, has been a culinary staple for centuries, with evidence of ham preparation dating back to ancient times. This recipe offers a simple way to enjoy succulent ham steaks, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and is perfect for both seasoned chefs and beginners.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ham steaks, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, Dijon mustard, pineapple juice, and ground cloves to make a glaze.
  • Place the ham steaks on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Brush the ham steaks with the glaze, making sure to coat them evenly.
  • Bake the ham steaks in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are heated through and the glaze is caramelized.
  • Serve your easy baked ham steaks hot, with any remaining glaze drizzled over the top.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, excluding optional toppings)

  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 1200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 30g

Notes:

  • You can customize the glaze by adding ingredients like honey or maple syrup for different flavor profiles.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be aware of any mustard or pineapple allergies among your diners. Adapt the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.
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