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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat 2 large loaf pans (8/12" X 5") with cooking spray. Set aside.
2
In a very large bowl, combine the ground ham, ground pork, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, mustard, catsup, brown sugar, cloves and pineapple juice.
3
Mix 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.)
4
Transfer 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.
5
Make 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.
6
Bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ham loaf feels firm when pressed down on top of loaf.
7
Remove 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