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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

These mouthwatering meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty, so I enjoy offering them to folks who came to visit. The combination of ham and pork makes these a hearty snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, finely ground
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; blend just until mixed. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine glaze ingredients; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over ham balls. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Uncover and bake 15-20 minutes more or until ham balls are just beginning to brown. Gently toss in glaze. Serve warm. Yield: about 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 117 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.