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Southern Cola Ham Steak | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Southern Cola Ham Steak

One of my favorite childhood dinners were sweet ham steaks over creamy mashed potatoes. Mom would make this and we would devour it! The sweet cola pan sauce was gravy over entire meal and the ham steaks were a luxury. We never knew it was a 20 minute one pan meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 203kcal


  • 10-12" Cast Iron Skillet or other oven safe skillet


Ham Steaks

  • 2 tbs butter divided
  • 2 ham steaks

Cola Pan Sauce

  • ½ cup cola
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


Heat the Ham Steaks

  • Heat 1 tbs butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    2 tbs butter divided
  • Add the ham steaks and brown on both sides, 5 - 7 minutes.
    2 ham steaks

Make the Sweet Cola Pan Sauce

  • Stir the cola, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar together in a bowl and pour over the ham steaks. 
    ½ cup cola, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Simmer until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set the ham steaks aside. 
  • Add the remaining tablespoon butter to the cola sauce and stir until smooth. 
    2 tbs butter divided


  • Serve the sauce over the ham steaks and other fixings as gravy.



Pair this recipe with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans or broccoli. It also works great with cayenne roasted Brussels sprouts & squash
This dinner goes quick and rarely has leftovers, but if you have leftover ham steak, store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat as needed or dice and toss into scrambled eggs or fried rice for another quick meal. 
Dr. Pepper works just as well as regular cola for this recipe. We do not recommend diet sodas for this recipe. 
Want things a little more sweet? Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the sauce. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1500mg | Potassium: 379mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg