Ham Loaf with brown sugar glaze
This is one of our favorites -- never any left over, but it is great cold as a sandwich too! I always make macaroni & cheese or scalloped potatoes with ham loaf.
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- 2 lb
- ground ham (i like smoked ham)
- 1 lb
- ground pork
- 1 1/2 c
- ritz crackers, crushed fine
- 1/2 c
- eggs, depending on size
- 1 c
- brown sugar, light
- 1 Tbsp
- white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp
- mustard or more
- 1 tsp
- honey (optional)
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ham & pork together, then add the crackers, milk & egg. Mix all of this well together. (I use my hands.)
2Shape into a loaf or put in a loaf pan (just like meatloaf). Bake in oven.
3Meanwhile, make the glaze. Cook brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, & honey in a saucepan on the stove for about 10 minutes, stirring every so often.
4After ham has baked for 40-45 minutes, baste the loaf with half the glaze. I like to poke a few fork holes into the loaf to get the sauce all throughout. Cook for another 15 minutes & then add the rest of the glaze & bake for an additional 5-10 mins.
5Enjoy! This is great hot or cold. I actually prefer it cold. Note: My friend told me she adds pineapple juice to the glaze, which I think is brilliant, & another friend mentioned she puts some pineapple juice right in as she's mixing the meats, and I'll be that makes it extra juicy & delish! Going to do that next time, too. :)