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Ham Loaf

Ham loaf, whether made solely of ground ham or ham in combination with other ground meats is a delicious alternative to the usual ground beef meatloaf. This page contains ham loaf recipes.

       

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Recipe: Ham Loaf without Ham

Another interesting variation, also very good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1/2 lb. hot dogs, ground
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pepper, to taste
Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Directions:

Mix first 6 ingredients together well. Mix glaze ingredients together. Add 1/2 to meat mixture and shape into balls. Place into baking dish and top with remaining glaze. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Servings: varies according to size of meat balls
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Upside Down Ham and Celery Loaf

This is a great variation on ham loaf.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 lb. ground ham
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • maraschino cherries

Directions:

Sprinkle brown sugar over bottom of a standard loaf pan. Cover with pineapple.

Mix remaining ingredients except for maraschino cherries, thoroughly and pack lightly into pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/4 hours.

Turn out on platter and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 75 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Ham Loaf

I like ham loaf because there seems to be so many different recipes and so many different ways to make it. Very versatile!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. raw ham
  • 1 lb. pork
  • 1/2 lb. veal
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 small onion, diced
Topping:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard

Directions:

Meat should be coarse ground. Put ham mixture in 2 loaf pans and pour topping over and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Servings: 14
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Ham Loaf

Very easy and hearty meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Mix and shape into a loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Ham Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 lbs. ground ham
  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 4 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
Sauce:
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard

Directions:

Combine loaf ingredients. Shape into 3 loaves. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour. Poke holes in top and cover with sauce. Return to oven and bake 1 hour longer. Baste occasionally.

For sauce, combine ingredients and pour over ham loaves.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Ham-Cheese Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup very hot water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1 cup grated American cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet pickles or pickle relish

Directions

Sprinkle gelatin on cold water to soften. Add very hot water and stir until gelatin is thoroughly dissolved. Add vinegar and salt. Chill until mixture mounds when dropped from spoon. Fold in remaining ingredients. Pour into loaf pan and chill until firm. Unmold on salad greens.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Vinegar Basting Sauce for Ham Balls or Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. When ham loaf has baked 45 minutes, remove from the oven and drain off any fat. Pour basting sauce over loaf and return to 350 degree F oven for 15 more minutes, basting now and then with pan juices.

NOTE: My family likes the basting sauce poured on the meat in the beginning and baked for the entire hour of bake time. It thickens as as the sugar caramelizes, so be cautious to not let it burn toward the final 15 minutes.

Source: Cooking from Quilt Country Cookbook by Marsha Adams.

By Kathy from Western PA

Recipe: Individual Baked Ham Loaves

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. smoked ham, ground fine
  • 3/4 lb. lean pork, ground fine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • dash pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Pack lightly in large muffin pans. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 45 minutes. Serve with horseradish or mustard sauce. The mixture may be baked in a loaf pan if desired.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Questions

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Question: Using Egg Whites in Ham Loaf

I only have egg whites, no whole eggs, will my ham loaf turn out using only egg whites?

By Monica

Question: Can You Make Ham Loaf Using Canned Ham?

I'd love to make a ham loaf, but I never see ground ham anywhere. I have a meat grinder, could I buy a canned ham and grind it? Would it be too salty? What should I use?

By Deborah Joy from West Deptford, NJ


Most Recent Answer

By Mary Koehler11/11/2009

Yes you can use canned ham, but it may be more economical to buy a small piece of ham, depending on how much ham loaf you want to make. I usually buy at least a 3 pound or larger piece of ham, make it all up in small individual ham loaves, and freeze them. Here is the recipe I use, and we love it.
1 1/2 lb ground ham
1 lb ground pork
2 cups waverly cracker crumbs (same as butter crackers)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 lemon, juice and peel, grated ( many times I just use Real Lemon juice)
Mix together and shape into small individual loaves.
Glaze; 1 cup brown sugar,
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard.
Heat sauce ingredients to dissolve sugar, pour over ham balls
Bake @325 for 1 1/2 hours. Spoon glaze over balls 2-3 times. ( the recipe says uncovered, but I do cover them when baking.)

I make these balls up, freeze, then wrap in saran wrap and put in one large bag in freezer. Take out as many as you need at a time, then make the glaze and pour over to bake. If I only make a few, I cut the glaze recipe in half.

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Archive: Glazed Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. ground ham
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • salt, to taste
Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

Directions

Mix meat mixture together and shape into 1 or 2 loaves. Cover with glaze which has been boiled for 3 minutes. Bake 1 1/2-2 hours at 350 degrees F. Baste often.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Upside-Down Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained (20oz.)
  • 4 cups ground cooked ham
  • 1 cup ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh pork
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. onion

Directions:

Melt butter in 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over bottom. Insert 1 clove in each pineapple chunk. Place clove inside down in butter mixture. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Shape into loaf. Place on top of pineapple. Set inside large baking dish to catch drippings.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. Invert onto platter to serve. Serves 6.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Upside-Down Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 slices canned pineapple
  • 2 cups ground ham
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced onion

Directions

Spread bottom of 8 inch skillet with sugar and shortening blended together. Arrange pineapple on sugar. Combine ham, eggs, crumbs and seasonings. Place in skillet on top of pineapple. Cover tightly and cook over low heat about 30 minutes. Turn upside down on platter.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Maple Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground fresh pork
  • 2 lb. ground ham
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Parsley
Basting ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground clove
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ground pork, ham, bread crumbs, milk and eggs together and bake in covered roaster in the oven for about one hour. Baste at least four times with the basting mix.

Garnish with parsley. Can be eaten cold as well.

Source: A friend Alice

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario

Archive: Double-Duty Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground cooked ham
  • 1 lb. lean ground pork
  • 3/4 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix the ground ham, pork, graham crackers, milk, carrot, onion, pepper, egg and egg white.

In a shallow baking pan, shape the meat mixture into a loaf. Smooth the top. Bake for 1 hour, drain off fat

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and onion powder. Spoon half of the mixture over the meat after the first hour. Bake for 15 - 30 minutes more.

Serve with the remaining ketchup mixture

Makes 8 servings

By Darlene in Mississauga

Archive: Glazed Ham Loaf

Great dish for company.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground ham
  • 1 lb. lean ground pork
  • 3/4 cup cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. horseradish
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

Mix first 8 ingredients in bowl in order given, mixing well after each addition. Shape into loaf. Place in greased loaf pan. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Blend brown sugar, dry mustard and vinegar in saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over ham loaf. Bake for 1 hour longer. Blend mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in shall bowl. Serve with ham loaf.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 lbs. ground ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Directions

Mix all together and shape into a loaf or 2 loaves. Place in a greased roaster.

Sauce:

  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar

Sauce Directions

Mix and pour over the meat before baking. Bake approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb. ground ham
  • 3 lb. ground beef
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 cups milk

Sauce:

  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard

Directions

Mix ingredients for loaf together. Mix ingredients of sauce together. Pour sauce over loaf. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Freezes well, even with sauce on top.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Ham Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground fully cooked low-fat ham
  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard

Directions

In a large bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, bread crumbs and pepper. Add ham and turkey; mix well. In a shallow baking pan, shape meat mixture into a loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients. Spoon over loaf. Continue baking for about 40 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 165-170 degrees F, basting occasionally with glaze.

By Robin from Washington, IA