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The History of Stuffed Ham


The history of stuffed ham dates to early 17th-century Maryland, where it is believed slaves working on the plantations created the recipe. After butchering the hogs, the plantation owner would keep the finer cuts of pork- ham and bacon, and also sausages - for himself and then give the lesser parts to the slaves. To make the best of what they had, the slaves added fresh vegetables from the garden to their meat rations and boiled everything together in a cloth bag, Once the plantation owner tasted the delicious blend of pork and greens made from the lesser cuts and realized that the recipe worked well with the more desirable ham portion, the stuffed ham found its place on the master's dining table.

The process of making these hams is labor-intensive, After curing a fresh ham. the cured ham is deboned by hand, and the fat is trimmed away to let the flavor of the stuffing soak into the meat. Once the ham has been deboned, slits are cut inside the ham, the ham is laid out flat, and the stuffing mixture is then packed into the ham. The hams are stuffed with, on average, 10 pounds of stuffing, with any excess stuffing placed around the ham. the hams are wrapped in cheesecloth and tied with butcher's cord to hold the ham and stuffing together during cooking. The hams are then boiled, not baked, after which they are cooled and sliced. the result is an extremely moist, succulent ham full of stuffing with almost every bite.

The season of the Southern Maryland Stuffed Hams traditionally lasts from mid-October through December. Some Southern Marylanders serve Stuffed Ham at Easter dinner. Here at W J Dent & Sons, we prepare Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham all year long. Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham is available by the pound or by the sandwich. Currently we offer Southern Maryland Stuffed ham for 11.99 per pound or $7.00 per sandwich. With notice, we can also pack and ship stuffed ham, via overnight delivery.

Order Stuffed Ham

Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham is now available all year.  We prepare and cook hams 7 days a week, as needed.  You may stop by our Deli to pick up ham or to be sure it is available, just call ahead and we can set aside your order.  For holidays we request that you call around a week in advance to we can be sure to have enough stuffed ham available for your order.


Our current prices

(as of 11/16/2018)
  $7.00 per sandwich, $11.99 per pound, 7 pounds for $75.00, and 14 pounds for $145.00

We Ship stuffed Ham

The deadline for Christmas 2018 shipment orders is Monday December 17, 2018.  Christmas orders will be scheduled to arrive on Friday December 21, 2018 

We can ship anywhere that overnight shipping by USPS Priority Express Mail is available. The final cost of postage will vary based on the actual total weight of the package and your delivery address zip code. The packing materials include a styrofoam cooler, gel packs, and a shipping box. We request a lead time of 7 days for an order. If you would like to begin your order please Call (301) 994-0772.
Order Stuffed Ham by Mail
5 lbs
7 lbs
14 lbs
Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham
Packing Materials
USPS Priority Express Mail Postage**     

** USPS Priority Express Mail postage will vary based on actual total weight of the package and your delivery address zip code.  You will be invoiced the amount charged by the USPS for your delivery, your exact postage will vary from these estimates. Prices subject to change without notice.