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Ham & Pineapple Upside Down Loaf

I was lucky enough to receive 2 bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce in the mail last week. I am so disappointed because now that I’ve gotten to try Country Bob’s Sauce for the first time, and fell in love with it, I am afraid it will be a while before I get to again. They don’t sell Country Bob’s Sauces in my city, which is a huge bummer! They do sell in a lot of cities, so be sure to check out their locations to see if they are sold near you. You can also buy the sauce online!

One Clever Housewife reader will get to win 2 free bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauces. The wonderful thing about these is that they are like a Barbeque sauce, but are sweet and tangy and have SO many uses. I love the fact that you can visit Country Bob’s website and search for recipes for different types of meals. Last week I used the sauce on top of some hamburgers and of course it was delish. I decided that I wanted to try something a little different tonight, and was so pleased with how it turned out.

I made the Ham & Pineapple Upside Down Loaf, which is like a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but with meatloaf!! Isn’t that fantastic? I know some think it sounds strange at first, but the fact that this meat loaf is made with ground pork and ground ham makes it all work out. First a little note: I searched a couple of stores and found that ground ham cannot be found – around here anyway. The deli guys at my local Bel Air were so helpful and got me a hunk of ham and ground it for me. They thought I was a little strange, but once they heard what I was making, they thought it sounded tasty! I think they were even a little envious that they wouldn’t be trying it!

Here is the recipe for Ham & Pineapple Upside Down Loaf

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
8 oz can pineapple slices, drained and halved
3 cups ground cooked ham
2 cups ground pork
1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/3 cup Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce (or may substitute Spicy)
2 tsp onion, minced
1 egg
2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp Country Bob’s Season Salt (I didn’t have this on hand so I used Lawry Salt)


Press brown sugar into the bottom of 9 x 5 loaf pan. Then place pineapple halves over brown sugar down center of the pan. I wasn’t completely sure how this was intended, but this is what I came up with.

Combine remaining ingredients, and mix well.

Firmly press into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Drain and loosen hamloaf from edges of the pan. Immediately invert onto a serving. We were all pleasantly surprised and found this to be very tasty. My dad was SOOO excited to hear that I was inviting him over for meatloaf tonight because he LOVES meatloaf!

To win the 2 bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce, simply visit the Country Bob’s website and pick a recipe that you would like to try. Leave a comment on this post with the title of the recipe. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on 2/29.


*Country Bob’s provided me with the free bottles of All Purpose Sauce, to facilitate my review. They are also providing the winner with 2 bottles of sauce. All opinions expressed are my own.

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