Use ham to make a great alternative to meatloaf: Ham Loaf


Ham loaf with brown sugar glaze makes a great alternative to hamburger meatloaf.


I’ve never been a big fan of meatloaf made with hamburger. It has always been somewhat bland. The great thing is, meatloaf doesn’t have to always be hamburger. Here is my recipe for a ham loaf. It calls for one pound of ground ham and one pound of ground pork. Check with your local butcher. The local Fareway here sells a ham loaf mixture that is a fifty-fifty blend of ham and pork. It saves a tremendous amount of time. The brown sugar glaze is a bonus.


2 Eggs beaten
½ C Milk
½ C (14 Crushed Saltine Crackers)
½ C Finely chopped onion
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ t dry mustard
1/8 t Black Pepper
1 lb Ground fully cooked Ham
1 lb Ground Pork

½ C Packed Brown Sugar
2 T Apple cider vinegar
½ t Dry Mustard


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine eggs, milk, crushed crackers, onion, parsley, dry mustard, and pepper. Add ground ham and pork and mix well. Shape into loaf approximately 8″x4″ and place in a 8″x12″ glass baking pan. Make several scores on top of loaf to help catch glaze. Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour. For glaze; combine brown sugar, dry mustard and vinegar mixing well. Spoon glaze over loaf after initial hour of baking and then bake 20 minutes more basting with sauce occasionally.


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