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Sweet-Sour Ham Balls

 Sweet-Sour Ham Balls
Pineapple, brown sugar and mustard combine to create a tangy sauce for these savory ham and pork appetizers. "I like to keep a batch on hand for card parties and other occasions," writes Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas.
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds ground ham
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, onion and bread crumbs. Crumble
  • meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in
  • two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes.
  • In a blender, combine the pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and
  • vinegar; cover and process until smooth. Pour over ham balls.
  • Transfer to freezer bags; seal and freeze. Or, bake, uncovered, at
  • 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°,
  • basting occasionally with sauce.
  • To use frozen ham balls: Completely thaw uncooked ham balls with
  • sauce in the refrigerator. Bake as directed in recipe. Yield: 2
  • batches (about 30 ham balls each).
Nutritional Facts: 3 ham balls equals 482 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 166 mg cholesterol, 1,326 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.