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Pineapple Ham Balls

Cooking has been a big part of my life...I come from a family of eight, and my husband and I have five children, all grown now. I've made my ham balls for years. They're a great use for leftovers, especially if you're in a hurry. Bob and I farmed for 30 years before our son took over. My farmer still owns two tractors...along with a lawn-cutting and acreage-tilling business!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine ham, pork, bread crumbs, eggs and pepper and mix well. Chill. Form into 10 balls; set aside. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of juice. Place juice in a saucepan with sugar, vinegar and dry mustard; cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Arrange pineapple slices in the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place a ham ball on each pineapple slice. Pour sugar mixture over all. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until ham balls are thoroughly cooked.

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