Ham Loaf is ham and pork married together to make this delicious ham loaf, like meatloaf only better!
This is one of my all time favorite dinners. We usually had it for family functions because it makes a lot and we all loved it. We always served it with scalloped potatoes, yum! Just typing this makes me want to make it tomorrow. Think of it like meat loaf only made from ham and pork. This is a very forgiving recipe, it is best made with pork that has a little fat to it like a pork shoulder. If you are lucky you can get the butcher to grind it for you with the ham. Sometimes they say they can’t grind meat now at a grocery store, can you believe that? I sure couldn’t the first time I was told that. I have done it with my food processor or the grinder attachment on the Kitchen Aid mixer is perfect.
Here is the cool thing about Ham Loaf, you don’t always have to do a 50/50 mix on the ham and pork, I actually like a 60/40 mix better with the pork being the 60 side of the combination.
Another thing is because this makes so much it freezes well before you cook it so you can make a batch of this and make 3 – 4 loaves of it, depending on your family size. The smaller loaves take about an hour and 15 minutes to bake from a frozen state. I would put the loaves in the throw away aluminum pans and wrap them well before freezing. Perfect for the day you don’t feel like cooking and it makes great sandwiches also.
- 3 lbs. ground Ham
- 3 lbs. ground Pork
- 6 Eggs
- 3/4 lb. Crackers – crushed
- 1 Green Pepper – chopped finely
- 1 - 2 Onions – chopped finely
- Combine ham and pork in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, crackers, green peppers and onions. Mix well. Add milk to moisten.
- Place ham mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and shape into a loaf. Bake at 350° for about 2 1/2 hours.
- Note – Makes great sandwiches the next day.
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I would love to try this recipe. However I have no idea how to go about getting ground ham. Even if I did know how to go about getting ground ham I live in a smaller town that is almost 3 hours away from a good sized city so I don’t think that it’s possible to find here. Can I use something else instead?
Mary Ellen says
Do you have a food processor? You could use that to grind up the ham. Used to be that you could get the meat department to grind it for you. I don’t think they will now or at least the ones I’ve asked. I have a grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid and use that.
I use canned smoked ham that comes in a one pound can with a pull top. I get mine at Aldis and it is very reasonable. Makes awesome ham salad too. I got my ground pork from Walmart.