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Easy Ham Balls in Brown Sauce | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Updated on March 11, 2011

Looking for a recipe for the Holiday leftovers? “The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book” is full of them and here is one given to Dorothy by her friend Helen McGettrick for the leftover Ham you might have from Thanksgiving or Christmas; or for that matter Easter, Graduations, or just the occasional Big Sunday Meal. No matter which occasion it was for, when we had a big ham on Sunday we knew Ham Balls were gonna happen on Wednesday or Thursday.  It was in fact something I looked forward to; and I hope you do as well so Do Enjoy…

Baked Ham
Baked Ham

1 lb Ground Ham

1 ½ lbs ground Pork Sausage

2 cups Dry Bread Crumbs

2 eggs well beaten

1 cup Milk               

1 cup Brown Sugar, packed

1 tsp dry mustard

½ cup Cider Vinegar

½ Cup Water

Preheat Oven to 325 F / 163 C

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Ham, Pork, Bread Crumbs, Eggs, and Milk; mix thoroughly. Form into Golf Ball size balls and place in a baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the Brown Sugar, Mustard, Vinegar, and Water. Stir until the sugar dissolves; pour over the ham balls.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, basting frequently.

Yield: 16 – 20 Meat Balls

Some Serving suggestions: These go exceptionally well with Au Gratin Potatoes, and green beans; or Hash Browns and Peas. I highly recommend both.  


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    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Habee - I did and I do.... If you get the chance Do Enjoy!!

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Never tried these, but they sound great. We seldom have any ham left over, however! If you read my Best Smoked Ham Ever hub, you'll understand. lol.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      TFT Do Enjoy and let us know how it goes Thanks! Do Enjoy!

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      Truth From Truth 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      The recipe sounds great, I will give it a try, Thanks.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Lorlie - I am more a ham kinda guy as well though I have a particular affinity for legs and thighs on all my birds. Hope you both Do Enjoy!!!

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      My hubby is going to adore this recipe-thanks again, Hmrjmr1!

      He is most certainly a 'ham-man.' :o)


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