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


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:

Calories760Fat35 gSodium1,260 mg

Carbohydrates71 gSaturated fat12 gTotal sugars42 mg

Protein40 gCholesterol190 mgDietary fiber2 g

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