Glazed Ham Ball Appetizers

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Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 60 depends on size you make
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • HAM BALLS

  • 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
    pepper
  • 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)
  • GLAZE

  • 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
    cornstarch

How to Make Glazed Ham Ball Appetizers

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat 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.
  2. Place 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.
  3. Place fisished meatball in a serving bowl and pour any remaing glaze over them. Have plenty of round wooden toothpicks on hand.
  4. GLAZE:
    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 .

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About Glazed Ham Ball Appetizers

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




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