Ham loaf is a dish similar to regular meatloaf but it's made with a combination of ground ham and pork (or sometimes beef). It's not to be confused with chipped ham which is pressed into a loaf and served on bread as sandwiches.
The ham loaf appears to have a Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish background. It's made in the same manner as regular meatloaf by combining the meats with seasonings and a binding agent like eggs and baking it in a loaf pan. Most of the recipes call for a tangy and slightly sweet sauce poured over the top, made from vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard.
Amish Ham Loaf Made with water, ground ham, pork or hamburger, eggs, cracker crumbs or oatmeal, tapioca, milk, vinegar stovetop, oven
Ham Loaf Made with prepared horseradish, Dijon mustard, milk, ground ham, pork sausage, green onions, rolled oats, celery, parsley, egg crock pot Ham Loaf Made with black pepper, egg, ground ham, pork, cracker crumbs, milk, onion oven Ham Loaves Made with dry mustard, vinegar, ground pork, ground ham, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, brown sugar, water oven Upside-Down Ham Loaf Made with bread crumbs, milk, butter, brown sugar, whole cloves, pineapple chunks, ground ham, ground beef, pork, pineapple juice oven
Apple Bin Inn Ham Loaf Made with vinegar, ground ham, ground pork, eggs, milk, cornflakes, brown sugar, dry mustard oven Small Ham Loaves Made with brown sugar, ground ham, ground pork, ground beef, eggs, graham crackers, milk, tomato soup, vinegar oven Ham Loaf With Mustard Sauce Made with eggs, ham, ground pork, brown sugar, ground cloves, dry mustard, egg yolks, prepared mustard, white vinegar oven, stovetop Fruit And Ham Loaf Made with apple juice, brown sugar, ground pork, dried fruit, apple butter, egg, milk, graham cracker crumbs, black pepper, cooked ham crock pot