Ham Loaf with Pineapple
This loaf is nice enough for the holidays, but we have it often for everyday meals, too, since it's so easy to prepare and easy on the pocketbook.—Linda Manley, Morgantown, West Virginia
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained, divided
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble ham and pork over mixture and mix well. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; pour into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Arrange three pineapple slices in pan (refrigerate remaining pineapple for another use). Pat meat mixture into pan.
- Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 15 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 381 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1387mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
Originally published as Pineapple Ham Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 2002