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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup 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

  • 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.

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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Carol
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Great recipe!! easy and delicious"

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Megneal
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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donnav51
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"My family loved these..just had to send the recipe to my daughter as her 3 yr. old loves them."

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sharontoronto
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I have used this recipe often. I increase the recipe and bake the balls on foil covered baking sheets. When cooled I put 25 balls in freezer bags and freeze. When I need a quick meal or a covered dish I take out the number of ball that I think I will need. I make the glaze and reheat the balls in the glaze. It is very well received at our camping group's potluck. I have also make the recipe into loafs insteat of the balls."

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