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Annie Glenn's Ham Loaf

This meatloaf is not only spectacular tasting, but it’s the famous family recipe of Annie Glenn, wife of American legend John Glenn.
Prep Time35 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 35 minutes
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 471kcal


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups scant milk
  • 2/3 cup saltine cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup instant tapioca
  • 1 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 lb ground smoked ham
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 4 oz ground beef


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Mix the eggs, milk, cracker crumbs, tapioca and minced onion in a large bowl. Stir well and let sit until slightly thickened–this will take about 30 minutes.
  • While the egg mixture is sitting, prepare sauce–mix all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat till boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 13×9-inch pan with non-stick spray.
  • Mix in the smoked ham, pork and beef. Blend well. Turn into prepared pan and shape into a loaf.
  • Drizzle sauce over ham loaf.
  • Bake for 2 hours, basting with sauce frequently (I did this every 15-20 minutes).


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg