The holidays are approaching, and while we often look for new recipes to serve on the actual holiday, it’s also nice to have new ways to use the leftovers. This is a great way to use leftover cooked ham. I know Thanksgiving is turkey day, but some people might also serve ham. I actually used turkey ham for this recipe.
Ham loaf might not be new to you, but was new for me. I was looking for a way to use up some ham and came across a ham loaf recipe. I then looked up other similar recipes and came up with a combination of things I liked best about each. We really enjoyed this ham loaf and I know I’ll be making it again.
I have seen recipes for larger loaves, but they take longer to cook (up to 2 hours). An hour cooking time is pushing it for me. I put the loaf together in the morning, placed it in the loaf pan, covered it with foil, and refrigerated it until evening. Then while the oven was preheating I made the glaze to go on top.
Most glaze recipes use some vinegar with the water, or even all vinegar. My family does not like vinegar and I was afraid it would ruin the ham loaf for them. Feel free to substitute apple cider vinegar for part of the water in the glaze.
This post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. All are food carnivals which are not gluten-free, but you may find some naturally gluten-free recipes there as well as inspiration for converting recipes to be gluten free.