This is an old family recipe from my childhood. I can remember picking the olives out of the mixture and now that is what my kids do! I’ve tried making it without the olives and it just doesn’t taste the same, even when you pick the olives out! I’ve made this before with just regular pie crust and it was still good, but the crescent roll dough is flakier and lighter. It’s worth it to buy the crescent dough. However, for this, the off-brand cheaper dough works just as well.
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sliced green olives, more or less
1 can crescent rolls
2 cups corn chips — crushed
1 cup sour cream
6 slices American cheese
Brown meat and drain off grease. Stir in water, taco mix and olives. Simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, separate crescent dough into triangles and place in an ungreased 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Press dough to form crust. Sprinkle 1 cup corn chips over bottom of crust. Spoon meat over chips, spread sour cream over meat and cover with cheese. Top with the remaining corn chips.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cut in wedges. Can refrigerated up to 2 hours before cooking.
The hospital where I work has a very good cafeteria. In fact, it is now run by a family who used to operate a very popular mom & pop diner in this town that has since closed its doors. Since Mr. Turoff has taken over the kitchen at Marion General Hospital, this meal has become a favorite. In fact, the local newspaper will publish when this meal is being served and people will flock to the hospital cafeteria, just to eat this Ham Loaf. Once the newspaper published the recipe. This is the recipe, scaled down to family size.
MGH’s Famous Ham Loaf
2 pounds ground ham
1 pound ground pork
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup milk
2 cups pureed pineapple
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard
Mix all ingredients and form into a loaf. Place in greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees F. for 1-1 1/2 hours, uncovered. Baste with glaze every 1/2 hour.
“Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ohio”