Thursday, November 13, 2008

15 minute Ham Steak Dinner

When things get really hectic and you think that you don't have time to have a sit down family dinner, take a little help from your local market and try this tasty 15 minute Ham Steak Dinner.

We have all seen those Ham steaks and if you are like me you pass them up as a dinner item because you always think of them as a breakfast dish. I think they are perfect for a quick weeknight meal. They are fully cooked so all you really have to do is heat them up. Saute them with some frozen broccoli and fresh carrots, add a tasty sauce and some rice or Orzo and you have a quick and delicious dinner.

The next time you are ready to order take out or get some fast food, try this Korean style ham steak recipe and treat yourself to some tasty family time.

Cola-rean Ham Steak Dinner

1 12 ounce can cola
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced thin
1 Ham steak, cut into bite sized chunks
2 (10 ounce) boxes broccoli florets
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into coins

In a small saucepan over medium heat add the first 7 ingriedints. Stir to combine and simmer to combine, reduce sauce (about 10 minutes).

Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the Ham, broccoli and carrots, continue cooking until vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes). Pour the sauce over the ham mixture, toss to combine and serve over orzo or rice.


Lisa said...

Interesting sauce and I love how quick this is done in!

Meg said...

Nice sauce! My husband would love this!

Allie said...

Love a quick and easy meal! Sounds wonderful.

Mary said...

A quick and easy meal! Love it.

Karen said...

I've never bought one of those ham slices! DH loves ham and this would be a great dish for dinner.

alexandra's kitchen said...

very cool! the Asian-style sauce sounds awesome. And quick and healthy is always appealing!

Barbara said...

I know it is a great sauce if it has cola in it. Thanks for a quick meal recipe instead of going out to eat.

Lore said...

One can never have too many quick meal ideas! Yours is also mem-friendly with the ham lol :). Looks delicious!

The Inexperienced Foodie said...

wow what a great idea i'm going to try that!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I always forget about ham.