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Our home economists make ordinary biscuits them even heartier by stirring in ground ham. These handheld goodies are great fresh from the oven.
Recommended: Biscuits
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder and ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a food processor, process ham until ground; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, onion powder, garlic powder and mustard. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Fold in ham and chives. Add buttermilk; stir just until the dough clings together.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Originally published as Ham Biscuits in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p196

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