Slow Cooker Ham Steaks and Pineapple Rings: A Flavorful Delight

Who doesn’t love a delicious ham steak? If you’re looking for a mouthwatering dinner option that doesn’t require cooking a whole ham, then this easy ham steak and pineapple rings recipe is perfect for you. Let’s dive into the flavors!

A Burst of Flavor

When it comes to dinner recipes, ham often gets overlooked. But trust me, paired with slow cooker green bean casserole or root beer baked beans, it’s a match made in heaven. And if you’re craving the combination of ham and pineapple, check out my Brown Sugar Ham Recipe for a whole ham extravaganza.

Ham steaks with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries

Inspirations from “The Whistle Stop Cafe”

This Slow Cooker Ham Steaks and Pineapple Rings recipe is an absolute winner. As I was browsing through one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, “The Whistle Stop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg, I stumbled upon a tantalizing recipe featuring ham steaks and pineapple rings. Inspired by this delightful combination, I decided to create my own slow cooker version. Fannie Flagg’s books are full of joy, humor, and a sense of home, and her cookbook is no exception.

Small ham, can of pineapple, cherries, brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar on the table

Crafting the Perfect Ham Steaks in the Slow Cooker

To create this irresistible dish, you’ll need a few key ingredients:

  • Ham: Opt for a small ham sliced or pre-sliced ham steaks.
  • Pineapple Slices: Use 1 can and save the juices for the sauce.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness to the ham.
  • Mustard: Yellow table mustard for a depth of flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Brings a tangy element and helps balance the sweetness.
  • Maraschino Cherries: Not only do they make the dish visually appealing, but they also add a subtle hint of cherry flavor.
See also  Experience the Irresistible Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air-Fried Steak

Ham, pineapple rings, and maraschino cherries in a black slow cooker

Now, let’s bring it all together:

  1. Create a flavorful sauce using the pineapple juice, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and mustard.
  2. Pour the sauce over the ham steaks in the slow cooker.
  3. Arrange the pineapple rings over the ham and top it off with the maraschino cherries.
  4. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and let it cook on LOW for 5 hours without peeking.

The Perfect Ham Steak Accompaniments

Wondering what to serve alongside your succulent ham steaks? Here are a few delectable options:

  • Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes or Baked Potato Casserole
  • Steamed Vegetables or a refreshing Green Salad
  • Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

Ham with pineapple, baked potato, and asparagus on a white plate

Embracing the Leftover Ham

Don’t let any leftovers go to waste! Here are a few delightful ways to repurpose your ham:

  • Prepare a hearty Slow Cooker Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole for a delicious morning treat.
  • Indulge in the comforting flavors of Slow Cooker 15 Bean Soup with Ham.
  • Dive into the cheesy goodness of Slow Cooker Ham and Cheese Corn.
  • Experience the nostalgia of Slow Cooker Vintage Ham and Potato Dinner.

Ham on a plate with two pineapple slices and cherries

Want to discover more magical slow cooker recipes? Stay updated by subscribing to my newsletter and join the community on Hook’d Up Bar and Grill! Find me on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, for more culinary adventures.