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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.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 50 mins
14 small loaves


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


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

  • 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