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Ham Steaks Marinated in Tequila

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“I adapted this recipe from one I got off The combination of the ingredients produces a very unique taste and the Ham Steaks turn out moist and flavorful. I did adjust the cumin back to 1 1/2 tsp. and increased the jalapenos to four just as personal prefrence. It's a must try if you are tired of the usual Ham Steak with Pineapple rings. I served this with baked sweet potatoes and fresh green beans. The left overs if any are great the next day. The cook time includes marinating time.”
6hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade:
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, tequila,lime juice, cumin, jalepeno and 2 Tbls brown sugar.
  3. Stir until suger is dissolved.
  4. Put the Ham Steaks in a reclosable zipper type bag and pour in the Marinade.
  5. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as you can.
  6. Place in a container/baking dish making sure jalepenos are distributed around both Steaks.
  7. Refridgerate for 4 to 6 hours turning once or twice.
  8. Let Steaks come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  9. Remove steaks and the chiles from marinade reserving the marinade.
  10. Pour the marinade and a few of the jalapeno slices into a small sauce pan.
  11. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  12. Set aside 1/2 cup for basting.
  13. Add the remaining Tbls brown sugar to remaining liquid and reduce heat to medium and cook till reduced to about 1/3 cup.
  14. (approx. 5 minutes or so).
  15. Nick the edges of Ham Steaks and grill over direct medium heat until ham is nicely marked and crisp on the edges.
  16. Cook about 12 minutes, turning once, brush with some of the reserved marinade after turning.

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