Maple Ham Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

Gavin’s parents buy a pig and take it to a butcher, and so have tons of (super delicious) pork stored away in their freezer.  They gave us some of their pork that they couldn’t eat which included ham steaks, something I have never cooked before.  I found this recipe online via Seattle Times, but am copying it here in case they take it down because we found the recipe to be very tasty!

Maple Ham Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings


  • 6 T Butter, divided
  • 1 package (28-ounce) New potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 t Thyme
  • 1 t Salt, divided
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 t Smoked Paprika
  • 12 ounces Green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 large Yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. Ham steaks
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/2 t Hot sauce
  • 1/2 t Soy sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spritz it with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the potatoes, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper. Toss well and saute for 10 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet, then roast for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, return the skillet to the burner over high heat. Add another 2 tablespoons of butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and paprika. Stir for 30 seconds, then add the green beans. Toss well, saute for 3 minutes, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large saute pan over medium-high, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the ham steaks and brown for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, hot sauce and soy sauce. Add this mixture to the pan, moving the steaks around to coat. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid is thickened.
  6. Serve the ham steaks, topped with the onions, with sides of roasted potatoes and green beans

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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