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Ham Balls With a Brown Sugar Glaze is a family favorite recipe that can be made with leftover ham.
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Ham Balls

Ham Balls With a Brown Sugar Glaze is a family favorite recipe that can be made with leftover ham.
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ham loaf mix
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

Glaze

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup hot water

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl soak bread in milk for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • Add meat and mix together.
  • Shape into balls and place in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • In a bowl mix together glaze ingredients.
  • Pour sauce over ham balls.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
  • Baste occasionally with sauce.

Notes

Depending on where you live the availability of "ham loaf mix" may very, I haven't found it anywhere around here but my Aunt's have a place you can get it (but we live in different states). I am able to get ground ham in the lunch meat aisle at our local grocery store. This is what I use. Other people I know grind their own ham through a meat grinder or food processor. This would be a good way to use up leftover ham. The ground ham I get requires more ground pork to make the mix work. Otherwise you can always ask your butcher to make you a mix and ratio would be 2/3 ground cured ham and 1/3 ground pork.
If you use dry bread crumbs you may need to increase the amount of milk you use.