Low Carb Minnesota State Fair Ham Loaf

Minnesota State Fair Ham LoafA little backdrop here.  My husband’s family all hail from St. Paul, MN. and every year their church makes and sells a ton of this ham loaf at the Minnesota State Fair.  I’d hate to show you what they serve on the plate with it, like potatoes, corn, and cornbread and if you are interested here the original recipe with a picture.  It is literally a plateful of carbohydrates.  Hamline United Methodist Church Ham Loaf  Six or seven years ago there was a family reunion somewhere in God’s country upper Minnesota and this Minnesota State Fair Ham Loaf was one of the dinners made and at the time I thought is was pretty tasty.  I only made it one other time and then kinda forgot about it.  Well, I can’t have brown sugar anymore but I do use Just Like Sugar Brown and I have adjusted the recipe accordingly. The additions of liquid smoke & bacon is mine because I happen to like them.  It is quite easy to make and if you fixed extra sauce I think it might be good drizzled on any number of accompanying vegetables.

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Minnesota State Fair Ham Loaf
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Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 2 lb. Ground Ham (Fat Would Be Nice If You Can Get It)
  3. 4 Pieces Ground Bacon (May Be Omitted)
  4. 1 Small Minced Onion
  5. ⅔ C Carbalose Bread Crumbs (May Be Omitted)
  6. ½ C Buttermilk (You May Easily Use Yogurt Or Sour Cream)
  7. 6 T Dijon Mustard (Divided)
  8. 2 t Ground Sage
  9. 2 t Salt
  10. 1 t Curry Powder
  11. 1 t Allspice
  12. 1 t Ginger
  13. 1 t Liquid Smoke
  14. 1 t Pepper
  15. ½ t Ground Cloves
  16. 2 Eggs
  17. 1 C Just Like Sugar Brown
  18. ½ C Apple Cider Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325°.
  2. Put ham, bacon, bread crumbs, 2 T mustard, sage, curry, allspice, ginger, cloves, onion, and salt & pepper in a bowl.
  3. Slightly whisk eggs, add buttermilk & liquid smoke, add to ham and mix until well-combined.
  4. Put into loaf pan and smooth top.
  5. Heat remaining mustard, sugar, vinegar, and orange extract in a small saucepan over medium and whisk until sugar dissolves.
  6. Drizzle about one third of the glaze over ham loaf.
  7. Bake until loaf is cooked through-about 50 minutes.
  8. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan, cut into 8 pieces and plate.
  9. Drizzle with remaining glaze before serving.
  10. 8 Servings
  11. 285 Calories, 28.2g Protein, 6.3g Carbs, 1.3g Fiber, 5.0 Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Using Yogurt or Sour cream in lieu of buttermilk will decrease the net carbs by about ½ of buttermilk.
  2. Bread crumbs are included in nutritionals and omitting them would reduce the net carb count to nearly nothing and suitable for keto.
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