Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce Recipe

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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce Recipe
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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce Recipe

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This tasty main dish, pairing ham and pork, is a wonderful way to use up leftover Easter ham. Covered with a savory brown sugar sauce, these ham balls are hard to resist. —Ellen Benninger, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup crushed bite-sized Shredded Wheat
  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and cereal; crumble ham and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. to 2-in. balls; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ham Balls in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p31

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 461 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 801mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup crushed bite-sized Shredded Wheat
  • 1 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and cereal; crumble ham and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. to 2-in. balls; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ham Balls in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p31

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KJMelat1 User ID: 6939306 19000
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This is my most requested recipe from my friends and family."

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Summy User ID: 1386846 42804
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"This was a bit too sweet for my taste. I made them last night, and didn't really care for them. But, this morning I ate one cold and thought they actually would be a nice addition to an appetizer table, served with mustard for dipping. Maybe next time I'll even add a couple of drops of liquid smoke to the sauce."

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Olmalu User ID: 6367532 18096
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"My family loves this recipe. It's very good company food. Everyone wants the recipe."

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Olmalu User ID: 6367532 15961
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"My family loves this recipe. They look forward to it after Christmas and Easter when we have leftover ham. Add scalloped potatoes, a vegetable and salad and you have a delicious meal everyone will enjoy."

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MMBecky User ID: 3714213 15960
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"My son was recently diagnosed with food allergies so I am always looking for creative recipes to keep him satisfied. I substituted a flax seed egg substitute for the eggs, sweetened almond milk for the milk and Rice Chex cereal for the Shredded Wheat cereal. My whole family LOVED this recipe. I had to set out 5 ham balls so that I would have some to pack in his school lunch box the next day. This is definetly a keeper!! Thanks so much Ellen."

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Margery W User ID: 4469647 42821
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"This is the most-requested recipe I have ever made, everyone just loves it."

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looz_zoo User ID: 2172287 18391
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2009

"This is a family favorite and has been for several years, since I first saw it in TOH. Also is great when shaped into a loaf. The shredded wheat is the key difference in this recipe."

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pattyps433 User ID: 727127 14792
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"This was one of the first recipes that I tried from TOH years ago and it has been a family favorite since! easy to prepare & tastes delicious!"

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