Ham steaks — basically thick, juicy slices from a whole roasted ham — are an ideal dinner solution when you crave the savory satisfaction of a hearty protein but don’t have the time or the desire to make an entire roast. We love to serve pan-fried ham steaks with gently sauteed apples spiced with cinnamon, a touch of maple syrup and a sprinkling of raisins, as pork and apples are a classic pair! Garlicky green beans round out the plate for a nicely balanced supper that comes together in just over 30 minutes.
Ham Steak with Maple Apples
- 3 apples, cored and sliced thin
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 (8-ounce) ham steaks
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can cut green beans, drained
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine apples, raisins, maple syrup and nutmeg. Cook, stirring often until apples are tender, about 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 teaspoons of oil. Working in batches, cook steaks, 4-5 minutes per side until fully heated through. Transfer to plate and let rest.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in green beans and cook, until fully heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
- Top ham steaks with apple mixture and serve with green beans.