Lancaster County Ham Loaf Wow Wow Wow

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Now THIS is Lancaster County cooking! This is an Amish/Mennonite specialty dish! You will NOT be disappointed! Of course in our area, many of the markets and butcher/meat shops, sell ham loaf meat (already ground and mixed) but I've simplified this by making it possible for all of you outside of the area to create your own! This is SO delicious! ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind meat (if necessary).
  2. Mix ground meats, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, pepper and milk together.
  3. Shape into a loaf.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.
  5. For the sauce, mix the brown sugar, dry mustard, water and vinegar together.
  6. Pour sauce over loaf.
  7. Continue to bake for another hour.
Most Helpful

This recipe was SO GOOD! I made ham balls and used the pineapple glaze (that I tweaked a bit) for them and it was just like my husband's grandma (from Amish Country) makes. I wound up baking the ham balls for 45 minutes and then I transferred them to a crock pot and poured the glaze over them and let them cook for a few hours. It was really good. Thank you so much for posting!

PSU Lioness December 01, 2011

This was very good, I used only ground ham because I had so much to use up. I should have added a little more egg/bread though so it would hold together better. My family loved the taste. I also used crushed pineapples in the sauce, and was told that it really "made" the dish.

yogiclarebear April 17, 2010

I loved this, and did a mixture of pork and ham. Plus substituted water for Pineapple Juice in the sauce. Plus added a sprinkle of ginger powder into sauce. Thanks for a great recipe!

DeCielo February 12, 2010