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Ham Balls with Brown Sugar Glaze

These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger, Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse ham in batches in a food processor until finely ground. Combine with the next 7 ingredients just until mixed. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a single layer on greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
  • For glaze, cook and stir all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Spoon over ham balls. Bake until ham balls are just beginning to brown, 30-35 minutes, rotating pans and carefully stirring halfway through. Gently toss in glaze. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 meatball: 52 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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