Sweet and Sour Ham Loaf (Re-make)

If you are looking for something different for dinner then I have just the thing for you.  I found this recipe for Sweet-Sour Ham Loaf  in the Better Homes and Gardens Ground Meat Cook Book.  I remember having ham loaf when I was growing up.  I can’t say I was the biggest fan of it then, but my tastes have changed and I really like it now. Being a garlic and onion kind of girl I  did a little doctoring of the original recipe.  This is a tasty alternative to meat loaf made with ground beef. 

The recipe:

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. white vinegar

2 tbsp. mustard

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. unseasoned bread crumbs

a couple dashes of pepper

1/2 of a medium sized onion, diced

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1 pound ground ham (fully cooked)

1/2 pound ground pork

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Mix brown sugar, vinegar, and mustard together.  Set aside.

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In large bowl, add meat, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, and pepper.  Mix well.

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Add, half of the brown sugar mixture, mix well.

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Shape into a 7”x11” loaf pan.  Pour remaining brown sugar mixture over loaf.

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Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.  Uncover, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

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Serves 4-6 people. 

Note:  I could not find ground ham at the grocery store so I bought a ham slice and used my food processor to grind it up.  Worked like a charm.

Have you tried a new recipe lately?  Leave a comment, and include your posts link so we can all check it out.


5 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Ham Loaf (Re-make)

  1. Wow it looks so moist Eileen! Sometimes ground beef tends to be a bit heavy and dry in a meatloaf. I really like ths version and your new header.

    1. Thanks Sandra! I think this is far superior to ground beef. Lately, I’ve gotten ground beef that didn’t taste just right. I’m not sure what’s up with that…


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