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Tropical Ham Steaks

    This Tropical Ham Steak recipe is a quick and flavorful meal that combines the savory taste of ham with the sweetness of pineapple and a kick from the “Smack My Ass and Call Me Cindy” hot sauce. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a quick weeknight dinner.


    • 4 ham steaks: Pre-cooked or raw, depending on your preference.
    • 4 pineapple rings: Fresh or canned.
    • 3 tablespoons “Smack My Ass and Call Me Cindy” hot sauce: For a spicy glaze.
    • Salt and pepper to taste: For seasoning.


    1. Prepare the Grill:
      • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
    2. Grill the Ham Steaks:
      • Place the ham steaks on the grill.
      • Grill for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are heated through and have nice grill marks.
    3. Grill the Pineapple Rings:
      • While the ham steaks are grilling, place the pineapple rings on the grill.
      • Grill for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are caramelized and have nice grill marks.
    4. Season and Baste:
      • Sprinkle the ham steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
      • Baste the ham steaks with the “Smack My Ass and Call Me Cindy” hot sauce, ensuring they are evenly coated.
      • Continue to grill the ham steaks for an additional 1-2 minutes per side, allowing the sauce to caramelize slightly.
    5. Assemble and Serve:
      • Remove the ham steaks and pineapple rings from the grill.
      • Place a grilled pineapple ring on top of each ham steak.
      • Serve immediately, garnished with extra sauce if desired.


    • For Extra Flavor: Marinate the ham steaks in a mixture of pineapple juice and soy sauce for 30 minutes before grilling.
    • Vegetarian Option: Substitute ham steaks with thick slices of tofu or portobello mushrooms.
    • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the grill or in the microwave.

    Enjoy this sweet and spicy dish that combines the best of tropical flavors and savory ham for a delightful meal!