Swedish Ham Balls

Elizabeth Lancaster


I come from a small area in Nebraska, Stromsburg Nebraska, the Swedish Capital of Nebraska. I am also Swedish and German on my fathers side. These Swedish Ham Balls are one of my Sons favorite meals along with my homemade Mac N Cheese. This recipe comes from my Grandmother Anderson (my Late fathers mother) These have been at every Christmas dinner that I can recall. I hope you enjoy them just as much as my family and friends love them. Enjoy!!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

24-30 meatballs
35 Min
2 Hr


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  • 2 lb
    ground beef (of your choice)
  • 2 lb
    ground ham (fully cooked)
  • 2 c
    crushed graham crackers
  • 2 large
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk (of your choice)

  • 1 can(s)
    10 oz can tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard

How to Make Swedish Ham Balls


  1. you can have your ham ground at the store or market, or if you have a grinder (hand crank or attachment for your mixture, grind down two pounds worth and set aside.
  2. in a blender crush 2 packages of graham crackers
  3. mix ham,beef,crackers,eggs and milk together. Use an ice cream scoop to form balls place into a deep dish.
  4. Pre heat oven to 325*
  5. mix soup,brown sugar,vinegar and dry mustard with a whisk. pour over ham balls and bake for 2 hours uncovered. basting 3 times while cooking.
  6. Will hold in oven for an additional hour at 250*


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About Swedish Ham Balls

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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