*** Grate cheese; set aside. Combine beef, eggs, bread crumbs, tomato juice, salt, oregano and pepper. Sauté onions in a little vegetable oil until golden brown; add to meat mixture; mix well. Turn out on sheet of aluminum foil. Flatten into oblong about 1 inch thick. Place ham slices on oblong, keeping them about 1 inch from edge. Sprinkle grated cheese on ham. Use the foil to fold meat mixture over ham and cheese, closing all openings. Turn loaf from foil into a greased loaf pan 8x5x3 inches. Pat with fingers to fill corners of pan and shape loaf which will completely fill pan and be rounded slightly on top. Bake at 325F for 60-75 minutes, depending on degree of rareness desired.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana