Glazed Ham Ball Appetizers

Pat Duran


These are the best ham balls my husbands grandma Grandma( Urbanowski) liked to make during holiday buffet and we loved eating them.

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes about 60 depends on size you make
20 Min
45 Min



1 1/2 lb
ground ham
2/3 lb
ground fresh pork (sometimes i use jimmy dean sausage)
1 c
soft fine bread crumbs (i use seasoned italian crumbs)
2/3 c
evaporated milk
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
1/4 tsp
1 large
egg, beaten
1/3 c
minced onion
1 pinch
each celery salt and ground cloves
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
whiskey, optional (grandma loved her whiskey)


1 c
brown sugar,packed
1/2 c
vinegar ( i use whole cranberry sauce)
1 tsp
dry mustard
1/2 c
water (i use pineapple or orange juice)
1 Tbsp


1Preheat oven to 350^. Spray or grease 2 jelly roll pans. Set aside.
Mix together meats, bread crumbs, milk, spices, sugar, whiskey and egg,until well mixed.
Shape into the size balls you like, from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch..depends on how you want to use them. I like the smaller size for appetizers.
2Place meatballs on a greased or sprayed jelly roll or sheet pan with sides; do not crowd. Bake for 30 minutes (remove accumulated grease with a kitchen baster) and then spoon a little glaze over each meatball; and bake for 30 more minutes or less depending on size of meatballs; be sure to baste meatballs often adding more glaze as needed.
3Place fisished meatball in a serving bowl and pour any remaing glaze over them. Have plenty of round wooden toothpicks on hand.
Combine water and cornstarch, stir to blend.
Combine all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 minute or until glaze has thickened .

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids