Recipe By Lynette Campton
Published Dec 10th
Spiced Ham Loaf
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 12 servings Calories 341.1

This was my grandfather’s contribution to the Christmas table. A nice twist on the meatloaf recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground ham
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine ham, beef, egg, milk, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Form into loaf. Place in a casserole dish.
  2. 2 Combine brown sugar, water, mustard, and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Pour over loaf.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until done, about 1 hour, basting occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 341.1
  • Carbohydrate 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol 95.3 mg
  • Fat 19.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 22.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.7 g
  • Sodium 241.4 mg
  • Sugar 10.4 g


  1. Excellent recipe. I used ground pork instead of beef and added 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice to the sauce; also put crushed pineapple on top of the loaf. I used 3 slices of white bread which I put in the food processor and the loaf was perfect. It didn't fall apart.
  2. Ham loaf is one of those meats that I only fix 2-3 times a year but when I do fix it we really enjoy it. I halved this recipe as I only had 1.5 pounds of meat but I did use a whole egg. I used homemade bread crumbs as the filler. A MUST to - Read more ...
  3. I replaced the ground beef with ground pork but otherwide followed the recipe exactly. A great family dinner a nice change from regular beef meatloaf. My family loved it.
  4. Made this with leftover holiday ham and froze most of it for meals later. Family loves the unique flavors and I have to say it's a great change to normal meatloaf!
  5. It was very tasty though I did find the sauce to be quite runny. I would probably add less water next time. I used 1lb ground ham and 1lb ground beef and I had to cook for about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Excellent recipes. Everyone loves this. I was unsure the first time I made it the glaze just didn't sound good...but yummmm it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
  7. Followed the recipe as it was written but my loaf was dry and fell apart when I sliced it. The taste was fine.
  8. This is the Best hamloaf we've ever had.
  9. This is by far the BEST HAM LOAF recipe ever. The only change I made was to add some pineapple juice to the glaze and lay three pineapple slices on the loaf before baking.