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Deluxe Ham Balls

 Deluxe Ham Balls
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.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 469 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 141 mg cholesterol, 1,610 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.