Super-Easy Fried Ham Steak With Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

This makes a delicious and super-quick meal that can be made in less than 10 minutes! I just purchase the single vacuum-packed sliced ham steaks for this. This recipe can easily be doubled --- please make certain to use a good-quality mustard powder as it will make a different to the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the ham steaks with black pepper.
  2. Melt about 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add in ham and saute until brown on the edges (about 2 minutes per side).
  4. Transfer to plates and cover with foil to keep warm.
  5. Reduce heat slightly and add in remaining 2 tablespoon butter to the skillet.
  6. Add in shallots and mustard powder; stir until the shallots begin to soften (about 2-3 minutes).
  7. Add/mix in the whole-berry cranberry sauce, water and red wine vinegar; stir with a wooden spoon until sauce thickens (about 1 minute).
  8. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spoon the sauce over ham and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

This turned out fantastic! I admit to being a little skeptical, but I'm so glad I tried this recipe. I had leftover cranberry sauce from last night's Swedish Meatballs, and this was a perfect way to use that up. I did as another reviewer suggested and put my ham steaks in the oven after searing them while I made the sauce. I had no mustard powder, so I used prepared Dijon (my favorite!) and was a little loose with my measurements. My ham gave off enough juices during the searing process that I felt no need to add water. Two thumbs up for flavor, I'll make this often; I'm so excited to have another excuse to make cranberry sauce, which in my opinion should not be regulated only to Thanksgiving! ;) Thanks Kitten. :)

5 5

Made this for dinner today. We all loved it. I follwed directions completely. The extra sauce I put in a freezer container and froze. I'm hoping to use it on some turkey later next week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. Two thumbs up!!

5 5

Made this for lunch today - very nice sauce and an easy recipe. I followed the recipe ingredients but changed the directions slightly. I had 2 thick cut ham steaks so after 2 minutes on each side in a skillet, I placed the steaks in a 300F oven while making the sauce. After sauteing the onion with mustard, I simmered the remaining sauce ingredients with the onion for approximately 5 minutes longer to help the balance flavors with red wine vinegar. When the sauce was completed, I placed the steaks (and juices) back into the skillet to coat both sides of the steaks. I believe this sauce would work well with skillet chicken, and perhaps I will add some tarragon next time.