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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce

 Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce
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
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 461 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 801 mg sodium,

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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 44 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer