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Ham Loaf with Golden Sauce Recipe

Ham Loaf with Golden Sauce Recipe

This ham version of meat loaf was one of my mother's standbys, and it's now a main dish my husband and I enjoy often. The sauce, which has a nice hint of sweetness, reminds me of the color of the sky when I enjoy a golden Southwestern sunset from my kitchen window!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine first 10 ingredients. Pack into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened and translucent. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and serve sauce over it. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 398 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 839 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.