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Mini Ham Loaves

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"This is a family favorite. My aunt used to make them every Easter. The recipe comes from an old church cookbook. Whenever I order the meat from the meat market, I order ground ham and pork from a local meat market premixed. I order triple the meat required, packaged into three packages, give one to my mother, use one, and freeze one to use later. Serve these with horseradish."
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1 h 50 m servings 549
Original recipe yields 7 servings (14 small loaves)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine ground ham and pork in a bowl; stir in cracker crumbs, milk, and eggs. Shape mixture into 14 small oval loaves. Place loaves into prepared baking dish.
  3. Mix brown sugar, cider vinegar, water, and dry mustard in a bowl, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved. Pour mixture over ham loaves.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour; flip and bake until juices run clear and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of a loaf reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 30 more minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 549 calories; 26.1 47.4 28.7 134 1125 Full nutrition

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Very good,but I tweaked the recipe. The butcher suggest a ratio of 2:1. Therefore I used 1 1/4 pounds ground pork and 3/4 pounds ham. Also used bread crumbs instead of crackers. Used a gene...

Six mini ham loaves (half recipe) = six delicious portions of meat. With 3 of us eating I just halved the recipe. The one change I made was I brought the glaze to a boil on the stovetop before...

I wanted to use up Christmas ham pieces and have a delicious appetizer for New Year's Eve. I didn't have any ground pork or ground beef but I did have ground elk. My daughter and I rolled them i...

This is the recipe my mother always used. It is wonderful! She always glazed it with a brown sugar/yellow mustard glaze and served it with a sour cream/horse raddish sauce. It was an Easter trad...

This is the best ham loaf recipe I have ever tried. I make the recipe as written and freeze half for later.

This was very good and very easy, but I would prefer a different sauce for the top. It had a good ham flavor. Next time I will make it and use a topping from some of my other ham loaf/ball rec...

This was a delicious! I could not find ground pork that was not mixed with ground beef, so I used that along with the ham, next time I would use more ham than the pork to give it a more authenti...

I made this into one big loaf. it was delicious and kids loved it.

yes I made this and got compliments on how delicious it was. I served it with broiled brussell sprouts topped with crumbled bacon, was so delicious