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.

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makes about 60 depends on size you make
20 Min
45 Min


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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

How to Make Glazed Ham Ball Appetizers


  • 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.
  • 4GLAZE:
    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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