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Old 03-23-2008, 11:46 AM   #1
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Mrs. Hudleson's Ham Loaf

I was looking through my recipe box this morning, and found this recipe from one of my grandmother's friends. I remember eating this, and it was very tasty.

Mrs. Hudleson's Ham Loaf

1 cup celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 cups ground ham
3 cups bread crumbs (soft)
2 eggs
catsup (sorry, it doesn't say how much)
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground mustard

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


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Old 03-23-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Interesting recipe, thanks for sharing. 3 cups of breadcrumbs ... talk about stretching!

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Old 03-23-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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It does seem like a lot of bread crumbs...

Thanks for posting this
hubby HATES meat loaf maybe, he'd like ham better than beef.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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Grandma and Mrs. Hudleson were lifelong friends, so I'd say this recipe is from the 40's or perhaps even depression era. They were stretching their meat pretty far back then.
The hams they were working with were also saltier than they are today. Most of you are probably too young to remember, but a ham used to last practically forever in the fridge because it contained so many nitrates. Then they decided nitrates were a carcinogen or something, and changed the standards.
So...a person might want to experiment with this recipe, but I think it has distinct possibilities. Imagine serving it with grilled pineapple.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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I realy like Ham loaf, here is the way I do it.

My Ham Loaf recipe

2 pounds left over Ham / ground (I use my Kitchen Aid food grinder with
the coarse plate)

1 pound fresh ground pork, unseasoned (I buy this at the store)

2 cups Frosted Flakes (measure two cups of flakes then crush to about
inch size)

3 eggs note; use one egg per pound of meat

1 Cup milk

1 Tablespoon dry mustard,

3 slices canned pineapple / Depending on the size of the loaf

3 maraschino cherries / Depending on the size of the loaf

cup packed brown sugar

In a Large bowl mix ground Ham and ground pork together. You want to keep
the mixture lose, do not mix this like a ground beef meat loaf / keep it

In another bowl combine brown sugar and dry Mustard. Then add to Ham and
pork mixture. At this time add the Frosted Flakes to the loaf.

In a two cup measuring cup pore a cup of milk and add two eggs, mix slightly
and add to loaf. DO NOT! Over mix this! You do not want this to be a tight
mixture; it should be shaped in a loaf. But not packed tight in the pan.

Place 3 slices of pineapple on top and in the center of each pineapple
ring, place a maraschino cherry.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour
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