Deluxe Ham Balls Recipe
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Deluxe Ham Balls Recipe

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Whenever I serve these saucy baked ham balls to guests, they ask me for the recipe. It's one I've had for many years and is a great use for leftover ham. I love to entertain, and know I can count on these ham balls to be a hit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 469 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1610mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bread crumbs and onion. Crumble ham and pork over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the pineapple, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and ginger. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over ham balls.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Ham Balls in Country Woman March/April 2000, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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