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I Made a Vintage Ham Loaf Recipe from the 1950S
  • I Made a Vintage Ham Loaf Recipe From the 1950s. Here’s How It Turned Out
  • Nancy Mock
  • Just thinking about the holidays (and all of that leftover ham!), I decided to make a 1950s ham loaf recipe.
  • I love reading retro cookbooks and exploring vintage foods, so when I found a ham loaf recipe from the ’50s, I was eager to give it a try.
  • When I shared my plan with family and friends, they were puzzled. Though a beloved recipe in Pennsylvania-Dutch country, no one in my circle had heard of ham loaf. We do love our meatloaf… but could a ham loaf recipe with a sweet-tangy glaze be just as tasty?
  • How to Make a Ham Loaf
  • For the Loaf:
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed saltines (about 25 crackers)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 lbs ground ham
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • For the Basting Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
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