mom's hamloaf with 3 glaze variations

★★★★★ 2
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By Pam Ellingson
from Wichita, KS

Mom used to make this when we had leftover bits of ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas. It doesn't take a huge amount of ham, and of course, it doesn't have to look perfect because it is getting ground up anyway. It is yummy with any of the glaze variations, just bacon or catsup. One of my favorite ham recipes.

★★★★★ 2
serves makes 2-- 9x5x3 loaf pan
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's hamloaf with 3 glaze variations

  • FOR HAMLOAF: SEE NOTES IN STEP 4 FOR HAMLOAF VARIATIONS
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground ham
  • 3/4 lb
    hamburger
  • 3/4 lb
    ground pork
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard or 2 tbsp of prepared honey mustard
  • 5 c
    cornflakes, (measure, then crush cornflakes)
  • 2 to 2 1/4 c
    milk
  • pepper to taste
  • FOR BROWN SUGAR PINEAPPLE GLAZE: MIX INGREDIENTS TOGETHER, POUR OVER HAMLOAF AND BAKE
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple (16 or 20 oz size) undrained
  • FOR CRANBERRY SAUCE AND ORANGE GLAZE: COOK INGREDIENTS TOGETHER UNTIL THICKENED AND POUR OVER LOAVES DURING LAST 10-15 MINUTES OF BAKING
  • 1 can
    whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine or port
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 oz
    orange juice concentrate (undiluted)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch, mixed into 3 tbsp. cold water
  • FOR CRANBERRY JUICE AND RAISIN GLAZE: MIX CORNSTARCH INTO JUICES ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS AND COOK UNTIL THICKENED. POUR OVER LOAVES DURING LAST 10 - 15 MINUTES OF BAKING.
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice (not concentrated)
  • 1/2 c
    cranberry juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    raisins
  • 1 to 2 dash
    ground cloves
  • 1 to 2 pinch
    salt

How To Make mom's hamloaf with 3 glaze variations

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl place all hamloaf ingredients and mix thoroughly with large spoon or clean hands.
  • 2
    Shape into loaves (you can either use 2 loaf pans or shape two loaves side by side in a 2" deep 10x12" baking pan)
  • 3
    Bake at 350° for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature is 160° Use whichever glaze you like, following the directions with the glaze.
  • 4
    This is a very versatile recipe, You can use half ham and half ground pork and leave out the hamburger, or you can add finely chopped onion and/or green pepper to the meat mixture before baking. Also, you may substitute 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fresh bread crumbs for the cornflakes but remember to reduce the milk amount to approx 1 1/2c. You may also omit the glaze and place strips of bacon over the top of the loaves before baking or use catsup or barbecue sauce over the top during the last half hour of baking.
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