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Zesty Ham and Pineapple Recipe

Zesty Ham and Pineapple Recipe

Ham steaks are great campfire fare because they're precooked, so you essentially need only to heat them through. Figure on about 3 to 4 ounces of ham per kid's portion, slightly more for adults. For added zip, we recommend dressing the ham with a quick-to-mix mustard sauce and grilled pineapple slices.


  • 4 tablespoons Dijon or creamy Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon 5-spice powder (or a mix of 1/8 teaspoon each of cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)
  • Ham steak (about 2 pounds and 1 inch thick)
  • Canned pineapple slices


  1. To make the sauce, whisk the mustard, maple syrup, oil, 5-spice powder, and soy sauce (if desired) in a small bowl.
  2. Cut the ham into individual portions and use a pastry brush to spread the mustard mixture on both sides of each piece (another great job for kids). Grill the ham 5 or more minutes on each side until it heats through. Grill the pineapple slices at the same time and serve them atop the ham. Makes about 6 servings.
  3. Do-ahead Tip for Campers: Mix the mustard sauce at home and seal it in a small plastic container that can be packed in your cooler. You can also cut the ham into servings and pack them in a sealable plastic bag.