Hearty Ham Loaf with Sweet & Tangy Sauce Recipe

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Hearty Ham Loaf combines ground ham, pork and beef in tender meaty slices. Says Luella Feck of Bexley, Ohio. "I volunteered to cook for a regular group meeting of senior citizens. When I started, there were 35 attending. Now the members are up to over 100, thanks in part to dishes like this tasty ham loaf."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltines (about 35 crackers)
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 375 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1103mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a very large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cracker crumbs, onion salt, salt and pepper. Crumble meat over mixture; mix well.
  2. Shape into three loaves, about 9-in. x 3-1/2 in. x 1-3/4 in. each. Transfer to greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve with ham loaves. Yield: 3 loaves and 4 cups sauce (8 servings each).
Originally published as Hearty Ham Loaf in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p54

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