Dotty’s Ham Loaf

  • Yield 6 servings

"This is my special Ham Loaf. It is wonderful, especially around Christmas. We look forward to it. It is so good and is different from any I have ever tasted anywhere else."


2 pounds smoked ham, coarsely chopped
8 ounces bulk pork sausage
1 cup cracker crumbs or cracker meal
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1 to 2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
  2. To prepare the loaf, place the ham in a food processor and process until it is the texture of ground beef. Combine the ground ham with the sausage, cracker crumbs, onion, eggs, teaspoon salt, milk, and parsley in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Place the ham mixture in the prepared pan and flatten slightly.
  4. To prepare the glaze, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, and dry mustard in a small bowl; whisk to blend and set aside.
  5. To prepare the sauce, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, prepared mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, and salt in another bowl. Refrigerate until serving time.
  6. Bake the ham loaf for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon the glaze over the loaf; bake 1 hour longer. Remove from the oven, pour off any grease, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the sauce.

Recipe by Dorothy Williams, Greencastle, Ind.




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