Old Fashioned Ham Balls
Old Fashioned Ham Balls are straight from Grandma. These meatballs are a combination of ground pork, beef and ham with a surprise sweetness coming from graham cracker crumbs. The brown sugar glazed is just the icing on the top made with a base of tomato soup.
Servings: 40 ham balls
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1 1/2 pounds ground ham
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 10.5 ounces tomato soup
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, ground ham, beaten eggs, graham cracker crumbs and milk until mixed.
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Arrange in a baking dish. (2) 13 x 9 inch baking dishes work perfectly.
In a bowl, mix tomato soup, brown sugar, dry mustard and apple cider vinegar.
Spoon or pour over the ham ball.
Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.
Serve with the brown sugar glazed spooned over top.
- Serve these vintage ham balls as an appetizer or as a main course.
- This recipe serves a crowd, making approximately 40 brown sugar glazed ham balls. Double the recipe if you are serving at a large gathering or party.
- Bake in a glass baking dish, Pyrex or Corning-ware. This ham ball with tomato soup recipe fits perfectly in two 13 x 9 inch dishes, however, use whatever size you have.
- 20 ham balls fit in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish - 5 rows, 4 ham balls across.
- Be sure to use plain ground pork not to be confused with pork sausage.
- I made my own ground ham. I cut up a ham steak, and threw it into the food processor until it was pulverized. Or, you can request some from the meat counter at the grocery store.
- This is a great way to use leftover ham or try this easy sandwich spread recipe.
Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg