Ham Loaf

 Ham loaf mixture was on sale today at our local Fareway store, so I tried this recipe for Ham Loaf I have been wanting to try for some time. The recipe calls for equal amounts of ground pork and ground ham, which is what the meat market in the store sells. They grind it themselves.
  I make ham balls and ham loaf which are similar to this, but this had far fewer ingredients and was very good. I did make the whole recipe, intending to have leftovers for lunches and maybe another meal. The recipe is from the More-with-less cookbook.
  I made two small changes to suit our tastes and will give you the recipe the way I made it. Keep in mind that that while this is baking, you can do other things and not be tied down. I served it with scalloped potatoes and fresh asparagus. 
  Though saving some for lunches was a good idea, there is not a lot left. My daughter stopped and she ate a piece and we managed to eat quite a bit of the rest. I have enough left for two lunches for Bettie to take to work.
Ham Loaf
1 pound fresh pork, ground
1 pound fully cooked ham, ground
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
¾ cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
  Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Shape into a loaf in a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Pour glaze over and bake ½ hour longer, basting with glaze occasionally 
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cornstarch
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves (scant) (optional)
¼ cup water
¼  cup wine vinegar
  Mix together and bring to a boil before pouring on ham loaf.


  1. This sounds wonderful! Think I'll have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It is quite tasty and this sure is the right time of the year to bake it.


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