Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I'm not a big ham fan but I just LOVE this dish. Easy to do, very forgiving - you can substitute different kinds of juice or soda. Ham steaks freeze well and thaw fast so it's good for a week night. Fairly economical if you get the ham on sale. I love to have it with orange rice where I substitute about a half a cup of OJ for water with plain old white or even brown rice, and a nice green salad. Enjoy!
- 1 slice ham steak
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice (apricot or pineapple work well, too, so does Tang!)
- 1⁄2 cup ginger ale (or Sprite, 7-Up or a cola drink)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar (I usually use light)
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Prick ham slice with a fork all over to make holes and slash the edges so it won't curl during baking.
- Place in baking dish just big enough to hold slice.
- Mix all other ingredients together well and pour over ham.
- Marinate at least 30 minutes but can be longer (some times I do it in a baggie overnight).
- Put in 350* oven, bake for about 30 minutes. Mmmm!
If you're looking for loads of flavor, look no further. This was the most flavorful ham that I had ever tasted. I used freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges gave me 1/2 a cup of orange juice) and Diet Dr. Pepper. I marinated the ham for about 8 hours. The ham was so tender, juicy, and exploded with flavor. Thanks for sharing. Made for Top Favorites of 2009 Tag Game.
Loved this!! Easy and so tasty. Ham steak can be a rather dry affair if not given a little help and this recipe more than turns that trick. Next time will try with another kind of soda.
Too many cloves. Very overpowering!