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March 2, 2014

TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made

I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.

You can get your store to grind up your ham. That is so much easier for me.

You can put the ham loaf into a 9- by 13-inch pan or a bread loaf pan. This is the easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made. Thanks, Eileen.

Ham Loaf

1 pound ham, ground

1 pound beef, ground

1 pound pork, ground

1 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup milk

1 cup soda cracker crumbs

2 eggs

• Mix all above ingredients.

• Shape into a loaf and place in pan.

• Bake in a 350-degree oven for 11⁄2 hours.

• Baste with sauce three times during last  1⁄2 hour.


1⁄2 cup brown sugar

1⁄4 cup vinegar

1⁄4 cup water

1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard

• Boil above ingredients one minute and pour over ham loaf.

Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.

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