Aunt Judy's Ham Loaf with help from the Amish
  • Cooking Time: 90
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 lb. ground ham
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbls. instant tapioca
  • 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish
  • 3-4 drops red food color (optional)
  • Sauce: 1/2 Cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbls. packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbls. worcestershire sauce
  1. In large bowl, mix together pork, ham, milk, crumbs, egg, tapioca, horseradish and food coloring; if desired, until well blended.
  2. Place mixture in loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.
  3. In small bowl, stir together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over ham loaf and bake for another 30 minutes basting occasionally with sauce.
  4. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Slice to serve.
  5. Keep in mind, their foods were cooked without electricity. Just imagine. Enjoy !!!
While living in PA my family made many many trips to Amish country. We not only fell in love wth the scenery and people, but I think the food is the "original" home cooking.