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Ham Balls Recipe

Ham Balls

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"This is my newest, favorite meatball recipe. If you like a sweet twist, you'll like this one. The meatballs will be slightly pink inside when done because of the pork, so do not overbake them!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ham, pork OR sausage, and the ground beef. Stir in the milk, eggs and graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Form into large balls about 2 inches in diameter and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the soup, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard powder. Mix well and pour over the meatballs.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until internal meat temperature reaches 160 degrees F (73 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2008

This is by far THE BEST recipe for ham balls. Graham cracker crumbs? Genius! So much better than saltines used in some recipes. I've followed the recipe and love them, sometimes I add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, brings out the ham flavor, I think. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 24, 2011

I thought the graham crumbs were a little weird and made them too sweet. Made exactly as per recipe

Oct 04, 2004

I had asked a question earlier about using ham loaf already made up and I found out it did take 3 1/2 to make Beth's recipe. It was wonderful. Thank you. My husband thought it was too sweet. I may experiment with the sauce to cut down on the sweetness for him. But definately a winner.

Nov 06, 2005

Wow! I was pleasantly surprised! I made this recipe for my fiance last week. We ended up taking leftovers to some friends and he is already wanting to me make it again! I doubled the sauce to make them extra tangy. Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Jan 09, 2004

I have been making these for years and this is a very good recipe. Kids really like these. I also use a the liquid from a can of pineapple juice in my sauce and use regular slatines.

Jan 09, 2004

My family loved these. They're awfully rich though. I could see serving these as cocktail fare, where everyone would just have one or two small meatballs.

Jan 09, 2004

These ham balls are really good - even my 3 year old eats them! There is plenty to freeze for an easy meal on a busy day.

Sep 26, 2005

I make this recipe a little bit differently. I use regulare ham, not the smoked and everyone likes this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 646 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 39.6 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 1388 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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