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Iowa Ham Balls

 Iowa Ham Balls
This is a special recipe my whole family likes. Every time they visit and I make Ham Balls, they're all smiles. When I take this to potluck meals, I'm always asked to share the recipe. It's very appropriate for my region, too, since Iowa farmers raise prize-winning pigs and cattle.
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 3-1/2 pounds ground ham
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 2-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


  • In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Using a 1/3 cup
  • measure, shape mixture into 2-in. balls. Place in two large shallow
  • roasting pans. Combine all remaining ingredients; pour over balls.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour, basting frequently with sauce. Yield:
  • about 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 606 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 1,648 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer