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.
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.
Mix brown sugar, vinegar, and mustard together. Set aside.
In large bowl, add meat, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, and pepper. Mix well.
Add, half of the brown sugar mixture, mix well.
Shape into a 7”x11” loaf pan. Pour remaining brown sugar mixture over loaf.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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.
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