Air Fryer Ham Steak

Air Fryer Ham Steak with Brown Sugar Glaze

Indulge in the simplicity of our Air Fryer Ham Steak coated with a luscious brown sugar butter glaze, perfect for those moments when a speedy dinner is essential! Pairing the air-fried ham steak with pineapple creates an effortlessly delightful meal in under 15 minutes, making it a surefire hit for any occasion.

Air Fryer Ham Steak

Ham Steak in Air Fryer

This recipe revamps the traditional sweet and tangy ham glaze typically reserved for grand Easter hams, making it a year-round favorite by opting for a simple swap – enter the ham steak. Even with the glaze, preparing our ham steak in the air fryer guarantees a flavorful triumph every time.


Although typically savored for dinner, these air fryer ham steaks can effortlessly transition into a satisfying lunch option, surpassing the simplicity of a mere ham sandwich.


We prefer serving the air-fried ham steak with pineapple, whether in slices or chunks, alongside complementary air fryer sides for an expeditious yet scrumptious meal


What Makes These Country Ham Slices So Good!

  • Skip heating up the entire kitchen for a whole ham when your air fryer can effortlessly craft this delectable air fryer ham steak with brown sugar glaze in just 10 minutes!
  • Crafted with only 3 ingredients, our brown sugar glaze offers a delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors that perfectly complement the savory ham steak.
  • This air fryer ham steak recipe is gluten-free.
  • To prevent your air fryer from getting messy, a quick parchment paper lining is all it takes to contain the brown sugar and mustard glaze.


Ingredients for Air Fryer Ham Steak:

Air Fryer Ham Steak

  • Ham steak (bone-in)
  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Dijon mustard

(Refer to the recipe card at the end for specific quantities)


Equipment Needed:


How to Air Fry Ham Steak

Prepare a delectable brown sugar glaze for your bone-in ham steak and air fry it to perfection with these simple steps:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F for 5 minutes.
  • Mix hot melted butter, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard in a small bowl until well combined.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper in the air fryer to prevent the sauce from dripping.
  • Brush one side of the ham steak with half of the glaze and put it face up in the air fryer.


How Long to Cook Country Ham Slices in Air Fryer?

Cooking time typically ranges from 10-12 minutes, depending on your air fryer model.

After 5 minutes, flip the ham steak, apply the remaining glaze, and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.


  • To reduce carbs, swap brown sugar with a low-carb substitute or add 1-2 tablespoons of honey.
  • Consider using maple syrup as an alternative to brown sugar.

Tips for Air Fryer Country Ham

  • Air fry the ham steak until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Cooking times can differ among various air fryer models. To ensure perfect doneness, employ a digital meat thermometer and remove the ham from the air fryer once it hits 145°F.
  • The uncured ham steak we utilized is fully cooked, but some available in the market might be uncooked, requiring a longer cooking duration.
  • Our 1 lb ham steak dictated a specific cooking time; however, smaller sizes or ham pieces might require less time to cook. Adjust accordingly.

Air Fryer Ham Steak

FAQs about Air Fryer Ham Steak:

What to serve with ham steak?

Serve pineapple alongside ham, and complement it with potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete meal.

How to store air fryer country ham slices?

Refrigerate leftover air fryer ham in a covered container for up to 4 days. You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Can you cook ham pieces in an air fryer?

Yes, smaller amounts of ham pieces can be air fried. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F, wrap the ham pieces in foil, and air fry for around 5+ minutes until heated to 145°F.

Can you air fry country ham slices?

Absolutely! Follow the same method as for pork steak. Preheat the air fryer, wrap the country ham slices in foil, and air fry for about 5+ minutes until heated through.

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Air Fryer Ham Steak

Air Fryer Ham Steak

Air fryer ham steaks are quick and easy. You only need a couple of ingredients and dinner can be on the table in less than 10 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course pork
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 2 ham steaks
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup


  • Preheat the air fryer at 380 F for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine the hot melted butter, brown sugar, and dijon mustard until blended.
  • Add a sheet of parchment paper to the air fryer to help prevent the sauce from dripping. Brush one side of the ham steak with half of the glaze and place it face up in the air fryer.
  • The ham will cook for a total of 10-12 minutes, depending on your air fryer model. Flip the ham steak over after 5 minutes, brush on the rest of the glaze and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until it finishes cooking through to an internal temperature of 145 F.
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