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Joanne's Ham Loaf - Original recipe

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"Recipe from 1935 Camp Agawak, a girls camp near Hazelhurst, Wisconsin"

Serves 10 servings | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 2 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe was made in 1935 at a girls camp near Hazelhurst, Wisconsin. Popular in its day, hamloaf was a a baked meat dish, similar to meatloaf, made of ground ham and ground pork and combined with other ingredients to form a loaf like shape.Distinct in color and taste from meatloaf, hamloaf is often baked with a sweet glaze, often consisting of brown sugar, molasses, pineapples, or cherries. Some cooks made it with Spam.

Ingredients You'll Need

Ham Loaf:
1 lb raw ham
1 lb lean pork, ground
1 lb veal
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs if desired

Laura Barden's Secret Sauce:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar


Mix together ham loaf ingredients.
Form into loaf, cracker crumbs may be added if desired

Mix together Laura Barden's secret sauce ingredients

Pour 1 1/2 cups of Laura Barden's sauce over loaf and bake.

Bake for 2 hours at 325 degrees

Pairs Well With

Potato or vegetable

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