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Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Balls Recipe

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Balls Recipe

My family prefers these to a traditional roasted ham. It seems they gobble them up as soon as I set them out. You can make them ahead and reheat the next day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltines (about 45 crackers)
  • 2 pounds ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and cracker crumbs. Crumble ham and pork over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4. Drain ham balls; drizzle with syrup mixture; toss to coat. Bake 10 minutes longer or until glazed. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 338 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 834 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 17 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer