Go Back
+ servings
Turquoise 9 x 13 dish of baked Ham Balls

Farmhouse Ham Balls

Farmhouse Ham Balls are one of our family's most unique recipes for parties and special meals.  Our family ham ball recipe is moist and glazed with a sauce that is slightly sweet and tangy.  These ham balls are a delicious treat!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Ham Ball
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 ham balls
Calories 201kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • White Baking Dish
  • Sauce Pan
  • Silicone Spatula


Ham Balls

  • 2 pounds ground ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs I use saltines
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Mix all ingredients in ham balls.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Shape into balls of desired size.  Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Mix glaze ingredients in a saucepan and heat for about five minutes until the glaze begins to boil.  Remove from heat and baste over ham balls.  
  • Return ham balls to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until a digital meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. internal temperature.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg