Super Fast: Ham Steak Apple Skillet

I am still making dinner for breakfast, well except for last week when we were off of work and school due to blizzard conditions and record snowfall. The mornings I do cook, I am finding that I have to be very organized and fast. Vegetables need to be roasted at very high temperatures and cut into smaller peices in order to get done in less than 30 minutes and most of my cooking techniques need tweaking to get food on the table in very little time without sacrificing taste or texture. This recipe gets it all done in a flash. Meat and fruit in one pan while the cauliflower roasted, this dinner was on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Ham Steak Apple Skillet
2 ham steaks
3 T. butter
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups diced apples

In a large skillet melt butter, add sugar and mustard and bring to a simmer. Add apples and cover. Let simmer for 5 minutes then top with ham steaks. cover with lid and let simmer 10 minutes more or until apples are soft but not mushy. Remove ham to a platter and top with apples and sauce. You may also use maple syrup in place of the sugar. Spices such as cinnamon or allspice may be added as well. Be creative by adding nuts or other fruits like pineapple. Serves 4-6.


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15 Comments

  1. avatar Maria
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    Fast is always good:) I love the apple topping!

  2. avatar Eliana
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

    I love fast, easy dinners. This one looks amazing and like its so full of flavor.

  3. avatar HoneyB
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 2:24 PM | Permalink

    fast & yummy!!

  4. avatar Mimi
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    Fast, easy and delicious just the right criteria for a week night dinner.
    Mimi

  5. avatar Sabrina
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 6:20 PM | Permalink

    that sounds soooo good. I am putting the ingredients on my shopping list now.

  6. avatar Ingrid
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 9:29 PM | Permalink

    Hi, Robin Sue! I've had ham steaks before and didn't care much for the taste. Is there a brand you recommend?
    ~ingrid

  7. avatar Robin Sue
    Posted 02/16/2010 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    Ingrid- Smithfield always has good hams, try them if you have their brand where you live.

  8. avatar grace
    Posted 02/17/2010 at 7:37 AM | Permalink

    excellent. this is appropriate for any meal, and it's down-home cooking at its best. pig in any form + apples = awesome.

  9. avatar EAT!
    Posted 02/17/2010 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

    Not much of a morning person, but I am inspired to start making better breakfasts besides bagels or cereal.

    I would gladly get out of bed if someone made this for me!

  10. avatar Karen
    Posted 02/17/2010 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Apples and ham/pork go so good together. I bet you''re a busy bee in the mornings!

  11. avatar noble pig
    Posted 02/17/2010 at 6:09 PM | Permalink

    I'm amazed you are still oing it. This sounds perfect, I eat it as breakfast too!

  12. avatar oneordinaryday
    Posted 02/17/2010 at 7:53 PM | Permalink

    I was just sharing your dinner for breakfast brainstorm with my sister. I still think it's smart, but I can't get myself organized to do it!

    I'm passing a blog award onto you, Robin. Stop by to find out about it. : )

    ~Michelle

  13. avatar pigpigscorner
    Posted 02/18/2010 at 8:03 AM | Permalink

    Simple and delicious!!

  14. avatar gfe--gluten free easily
    Posted 02/27/2010 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

    Oh, this is an awesome quick dish, Robin! Hard to go wrong with ham and potatoes, and then some apples added to sweeten the deal–great idea! :-)

    Shirley

  15. avatar Hannah
    Posted 10/09/2012 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    This is one meal BOTH of my picky eaters wanted more of :) It was easy to follow, quick, and YUMMY! Thank you!

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