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Ham Meat Loaf with Horseradish Sauce


Cook Time 4 to 4-1/2 hours

Prep Time 20 minutes

Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds meat loaf mix* or ground beef
1/2 pound cooked ham, finely chopped
1 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup chili sauce or ketchup
1 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon spicy brown or coarse-grained mustard

*Meat loaf mix is a combination of ground beef, pork and veal; see your meat retailer or make your own with 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/4 pound ground pork and 1/4 pound ground veal.

Preparation

  1. Combine meat loaf mix, ham, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, chili sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, caraway seeds and pepper in large bowl; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 7-inch round loaf.
  2. Prepare foil handles for slow cooker (see below). Place meat loaf on top of foil strips. Using strips, place meat loaf into slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer inserted into center of meat loaf reads 165°F. Use foil strips to remove meat loaf from slow cooker. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, green onions, horseradish, mustard and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in small bowl; mix well. Cut meat loaf into wedges; serve with horseradish sauce.

Foil Handles

Tear off three 18x2-inch strips of heavy foil or use regular foil folded to double thickness. Crisscross foil strips in spoke design.

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