Baked Ham Loaf

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

I used to buy a ham loaf when I worked at Hess's Dept.Store in their Food Department. It was called "Moyer's Dinner Loaf". My family (mother, father and sister) LOVED it!! Years later, when it was no longer available, I started to do some research and finally created this recipe which is fairly close to that original ...... only, a little bit better! Try to find ham that is heavily smoked which will give you the very best taste!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

HAM LOAF

3 lb
smoked ham, ground
1 1/2 lb
ground pork
3/4 c
graham cracker crumbs
3
large eggs
1 Tbsp
mustard, spicy brown
2 tsp
catsup
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 c
pineapple juice, unsweetened

GLAZE

1/3 c
light brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp
mustard, spicy brown
1 tsp
catsup
1-2 tsp
pineapple juice, unsweetened

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat 2 large loaf pans (8/12" X 5") with cooking spray. Set aside.
2In a very large bowl, combine the ground ham, ground pork, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, mustard, catsup, brown sugar, cloves and pineapple juice.
3Mix with hands until all ingredients are well combined. (Hint: If meatloaf seems "dry", add another egg or more pineapple juice; if it seems a little "wet", add more graham cracker crumbs.)
4Transfer meat mixture evenly between two prepared loaf pans. Press down firmly to compact meat mixture. Press down with tines of fork to make a "pattern" on the top of each loaf.
5Make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, catsup and pineapple juice. mix well and spread evenly over top of each ham loaf.
6Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ham loaf feels firm when pressed down on top of loaf.
7Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and serve. (HINT: make extra glaze to serve with ham loaf.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ham, #meatloaf