Meatloaf with ham, cheese and spiced glaze!

Meatloaf with ham, cheese, and spiced glaze is a delicious twist on the classic comfort food favorite. This recipe combines savory ground meat with layers of smoky ham and melty cheese, all topped off with a flavorful spiced glaze. With its hearty texture and bold flavors, this meatloaf is sure to become a family favorite.

Recipe: Meatloaf with Ham, Cheese, and Spiced Glaze


For the meatloaf:
– 1 lb ground beef (preferably lean)
– 1/2 lb ground pork
– 1 cup breadcrumbs
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 4 slices deli ham
– 4 slices Swiss cheese

For the spiced glaze:
– 1/4 cup ketchup
– 2 tablespoons brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
– Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, for added heat)


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and smoked paprika. Mix until well combined.

3. Transfer half of the meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan and press it evenly into the bottom.

4. Layer the deli ham slices on top of the meat mixture, followed by the Swiss cheese slices.

5. Top the ham and cheese layer with the remaining meat mixture, pressing it down gently to seal the edges and form a loaf shape.

6. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the spiced glaze: ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, ground cloves, and cayenne pepper (if using).

7. Spread the spiced glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf.

8. Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) and the top is golden brown.

9. Once cooked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

10. Slice the meatloaf into thick slices and serve hot, garnished with additional spiced glaze if desired.

11. Enjoy your delicious meatloaf with ham, cheese, and spiced glaze!

This meatloaf is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a cozy family dinner or special occasion. The combination of savory ground meat, smoky ham, melty cheese, and spicy-sweet glaze creates a mouthwatering flavor experience that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


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