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.

Deb

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
14 small loaves
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • 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.

  • Mix brown sugar, cider vinegar, water, and dry mustard in a bowl, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved. Pour mixture over ham loaves.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

549 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 47.4g; fat 26.1g; cholesterol 134.3mg; sodium 1125.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2014
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 generous 1/3 cup measuring cup to make consistent loafs to get 14. Next time would use 1/2 cup. The smaller 1/3 loaves I flip at one hour and tested temp and they were already done. I left in oven so glaze could caramelize on both sided. Then popped under the broiler to brown. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2014
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 generous 1/3 cup measuring cup to make consistent loafs to get 14. Next time would use 1/2 cup. The smaller 1/3 loaves I flip at one hour and tested temp and they were already done. I left in oven so glaze could caramelize on both sided. Then popped under the broiler to brown. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
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 adding it to the raw meat. I saved part of the glaze to add after the meat was cooked and basted 2-3 times while the meat was cooking. This is a delicious recipe that my family really enjoyed. I served this with Spinach and Sweet Corn Mashed Potatoes another AR recipe and a simple salad. I ve made ham loaves many many times but this was the first time I formed them in mini loaves. I liked it better than making 1 large loaf. Thanks Deb for sharing your version of Ham Loaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2013
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 into little cocktail meatballs. I baked them until brown then covered with sauce and finished baking them. THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
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 tradition at our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2015
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2017
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 recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2015
I made this into one big loaf. it was delicious and kids loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2015
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 authentic "ham loaf" taste. The sauce was perfect how it was. I made the "mashed cauliflower" with it and it was a hearty meal! Thanks again for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2015
They are delicious! I had more than enough of the glaze so I'll cut that in half next time. Also looking for a 'sauce' to serve with these...but they are a winner! Read More
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