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Turquoise 9 x 13 dish of baked Ham Balls
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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

Equipment

  • White Baking Dish
  • Sauce Pan
  • Silicone Spatula

Ingredients

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

Glaze

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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