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Iowa Ham Balls Recipe

Iowa Ham Balls Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 pounds ground ham
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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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

Directions

  • 1. 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer