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."
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1 h 5 m servings
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  1. In a 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. x 2-in. baking dishes.
  2. In a blender, combine the pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar; cover and process until smooth. Pour over ham balls. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F (72 degrees C); basting occasionally with sauce.


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These were a major hit at a recent party. Our family has loved ham loaf for years, but this is the first time I've made ham balls. The recipes are similar. I omitted the onion, because though we...

Excellent recipe. Would not change a thing. It is also a very attractive dish.

Highly recommended recipe!!! We had an "appetizer dinner" for Christmas Eve and the Ham Balls were fabulous! We prepared many appetizers and had three adults for dinner so we cut the recipe do...

Wow, I can't tell you how much my family loved ham balls! I was really suprised that they weren't too salty and were very moist. This was a very savory recipe. Ham balls were a winner in my ho...

wow this recipe is really good!! followed it to a T! next time i am going to saute finely chopped red and green peppers and small amount of crushed red pepper. going to keep this recipe towards ...

These were good, but I think I'll stick to my other ham ball recipe that uses a pineapple sauce, but doesn't have the mustard tang.

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