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ham loaf

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Janna Hogan
Hillsdale, IN

This is a recipe from my mother in law, Mary. She loved cookbooks and to try new things, but this is a tried and true recipe. My family likes to have this instead of turkey at family dinners. I serve this with Party Potatoes.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ham loaf

  • LOAF
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground ham
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 3 md
  • 1 c
    cracker meal (prefer nabisco) but used a shake and bake for pork instead of cracker meal
  • 1 can
    small, 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 can
    small 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard

How To Make ham loaf

  • 1
    Have the butcher grind the ham and the pork. Mix well: ground ham, ground pork, cracker meal,eggs and 1 small can pineapple juice. (I have not been able to find Nabisco cracker meal. I tried crushing soda crackers and then had inspiration and tried the shake and Bake mixture for Pork and it tasted fine.)
  • 2
    Make into loaf. Pour topping mixture over loaf. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hr. May take longer. It should have a nice color. Baste with topping as it cooks as it makes it much tastier.
  • 3
    To serve, I cut it into pieces and cut the loaf down the center.
  • 4
    Can make into individual loaves which take less time to bake.