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Ham Loaf
Ground up your leftover lunch meat for a yummy alternative.
Ground up your leftover lunch meat for a yummy alternative.
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Ham loaf is a great way to use up leftover lunchmeat. Just use your food processor to chop it up and then grind it to a fine consistency. Fruit is a great complement to ham, so you can top off this dish with some crushed pineapple, if you're so inclined.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked ham, finely ground
  • 1 pound fresh ground pork
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs or dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each allspice and nutmeg
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.6 degrees Celsius).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend them with your hands.
  3. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and transfer mixture into pan.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours.

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