Extra ingredients aren't necessary to make one of our ham steaks taste great, but a good sauce only adds to the flavor. This balsamic vinegar and blackberry blend is savory, a little sweet, and rich in antioxidants.

Prep Time:


Cook Time:

15 MIN

Total Time:

20 MIN



Balsamic Blackberry Sauce


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tsp granulated sugar


Sauté minced shallot in olive oil over medium high heat until fragrant and lightly caramelized.

Add vinegar and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and stir in blackberries, honey, thyme, lime juice, and sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries break down and the sauce thickens into a syrupy texture, about 10-15 min. Use a spoon to mash blackberries into the vinegar if desired.

Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over warmed Frick’s ham steak or pork loin.