State Fair Ham Loaf

Serves 6 to 8.

Note: Adapted from the “Hamline Cookbook.”

For ham loaf:

• 1 1/2 lb. ground ham

• 1 1/2 lb. ground beef

• 3 c. dry breadcrumbs

• 1 small onion, chopped

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

• 1/2 tsp. curry powder

• 1/2 tsp. ground sage

• 1/2 tsp. allspice

• 2 c. milk

• 3 eggs, slightly beaten

For sauce:

• 2 c. brown sugar, packed

• 2/3 c. vinegar

• 1/4 c. prepared mustard

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

To prepare ham loaf: In a large bowl, combine ground ham, ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, salt, pepper, curry powder, sage and allspice and mix to combine. Add milk and eggs and mix to combine. Pack mixture into a 5- by 9- by 3-inch loaf pan.

To prepare sauce: In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, vinegar and mustard and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour half of sauce over loaf. Bake for 90 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition information per each of 8 servings:

Calories 760 Fat 35 g Sodium 1,260 mg

Carbohydrates 71 g Saturated fat 12 g Total sugars 42 mg

Protein 40 g Cholesterol 190 mg Dietary fiber 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 2 ½ carb, 5 med.-fat protein, 1 ½ fat.