• 3 tbls. butter
  • 1 ham steak (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbls. mustard
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup hominy grits
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • A few dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add the ham and cook, turning once, until browned, 2 minutes on each side.
In a small bowl, mix the coffee, maple syrup and mustard and pour over the ham to coat. Cook until the sauce reduces slightly, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook, turning the ham once, for 10 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water and the milk to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat, add the grits and simmer for 12 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the cheddar, hot pepper sauce and paprika.

Cut the ham into 4 servings, discarding the bone. Serve with the cheese grits.