The day I made this I had gone on a school fieldtrip with Kai. Either Brian or I usually go on the kids’ fieldtrips, and I knew that there was no way in heck I was going on the January field trip. Outside all day when it is negative degrees??
It was a chilly day, so when we came home we had some hot apple cider and dark chocolate covered pretzels from Costco (a.k.a. CRACK).
I was thinking of what to make for dinner and remembered I had a ham steak in the freezer, so I got that unthawed. I seasoned it up, seared it, seared the apples and onions, put some apple cider in the pan and then baked it for about 45 minutes. After it was done, I took everything out and made a gravy with the juices.
I made a side of brussel sprouts and bacon and baked up a freezer loaf of french bread.
A good fall meal.
- 1 large ham steak
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 TBSP Pork seasoning
- 1 TBSP brown sugar
- 1- 1/2 cups apple cider (fresh, if possible)
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 TBSP corn starch
- Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together the pork seasoning and brown sugar. The seasoning I use was purchased from a butcher, but really any seasoning with granulated onion, salt, pepper will work. It needs to be something with a lot of flavor on it’s own.
- Rub the seasoning into both sides of the steak.
- Once the skillet is hot, sear both sides of the steak for a few minutes each.
- Take out the steak and add the onions and apples. Sear for about 5 minutes. Remove.
- Put the ham steak back in the skillet and pile the onions and apples on top.
- Pour the apple cider on and around the ham steak.
- Bake for about 45 minutes. I usually take it out when it has reached 145-150 degrees.
- Take the ham steak and topping out of the sauce. Put the ham steak on cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make gravy. Put skillet back on stove and bring the juice to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with the milk with a whisk and then whisk into the hot juices. It will thicken up, and turn on low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- When the steak has rested, cut into thin slices. Put into serving dish with the onions and apples piled on top. Cover with the gravy and serve!