Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe
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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

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These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger, Middletown, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse ham in batches in a food processor until finely ground. Combine with the next seven ingredients just until mixed. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a single layer on greased 15x10-in. rimmed baking pans.
For glaze, cook and stir all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over ham balls. Bake until ham balls are just beginning to brown, 30-35 minutes, rotating pans and carefully stirring halfway through. Gently toss in glaze. Serve warm. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Ham Balls in Country Pork 1996, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball: 52 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse ham in batches in a food processor until finely ground. Combine with the next seven ingredients just until mixed. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a single layer on greased 15x10-in. rimmed baking pans.
  2. For glaze, cook and stir all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over ham balls. Bake until ham balls are just beginning to brown, 30-35 minutes, rotating pans and carefully stirring halfway through. Gently toss in glaze. Serve warm. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Ham Balls in Country Pork 1996, p7

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cassandrabottos User ID: 8536749 286184
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2018

"Just fantastic."

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newgrandma User ID: 1077052 286152
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2018

"Because I had the ham, I made two recipes of this without the sauce. I froze most of them in bags of 20 - perfect for dinner for my husband and me. The ones I kept out I topped with the sauce and baked them for 30 additional minutes. The only change I made was saltines instead of cornflakes and prepared mustard instead of dry mustard in the sauce. This recipe is a keeper! (And to the latest review on line - I'm sure you could finish these in a slow cooker. You would need to bake the hamballs in the oven with out the sauce, and put them in a slow cooker with the sauce.)"

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davewali User ID: 6939358 284424
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2018

"Could I do these in a slow cooker?"

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Carol User ID: 9377081 279910
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2017

"These are so delicious!! I didn't have corn flakes, so used Special K and it worked fine!"

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Steve User ID: 9359473 279199
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2017

"Does it make any difference what kind of cereal? Does it have to be cornflakes or can you use Cheerios or Chex for example?"

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nshar User ID: 2203045 279093
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2017

"Do you spoon ALL of the glaze over the balls before baking or save some for tossing after baking ?"

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 278953
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2017

"i've been making these ham balls for years and they are delicious! Everyone who tries them, loves them! Excellent party appetizer. The ham balls are tasty and the glaze takes them over the top!"

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 257322
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"My husband grew up with Ham Loaf and that's what these little appetizers are. So now we can have them for a quick snack or for a party!"

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WaltWDIV User ID: 8692265 241482
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Great recipe!! easy and delicious"

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Megneal User ID: 8128964 49396
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Excellent recipe. I made this with my girls and it was such a simple recipe that we really couldn't mess it up. We will definitely be making this more often!"

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