Easy Glazed Ham Loaf With Mustard

Easy glazed ham loaf with mustard recipe

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
329 Calories
16g Fat
18g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 234mg 78%
Sodium 1427mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 28g
Calcium 137mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This ham loaf is a great way to use that leftover ham, and it would be delicious with baked sweet potatoes.

The loaf is prepared in a loaf pan with oats and it is flavored with parsley, onions, and mustard. A tangy brown sugar and vinegar sauce is added just before the ham loaf goes into the oven.

Serve this ham loaf with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables or a salad.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground smoked ham
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon​ fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk (or half-and-half)
  • 1 ​large egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (or dark brown sugar, packed)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Garnish: tomato slices, spinach leaves, hard-cooked egg slices

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy glazed ham loaf
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  2. Heat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan

    Grease a pan
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  3. Combine ground ham, mustard, chopped onion, parsley, oats, milk, and egg; mix well to blend. 

    Combine ham, mustard
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  4. Form into a loaf in the prepared loaf pan.

    Form into a loaf
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  5. Combine the brown sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar has dissolved.

    Combine brown sugar and vinegar
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  6. Pour the brown sugar mixture over ham loaf.

    Pour brown sugar mixture over ham
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  7. Bake the ham loaf in the preheated oven for 60 minutes.

    Bake a ham loaf
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  8. If desired, garnish with tomato slices, spinach leaves, and hard-cooked egg slices.

    Garnish with ham
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  • For the ground smoked ham, you can grind leftover ham or ham steaks in a meat grinder using a coarse setting, or put it in the food processor and pulse until it's minced into pieces similar to ground beef.
  • Use Dijon mustard or a gourmet mustard in the ham loaf.

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