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The woman who shared this married a man from Lancaster PA, right in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She recreated this recipe after tasting ham balls at a family birthday party. These are the sweet, meaty morsels with a tangy glaze. Traditionally, they would be served with noodles to soak up the glaze, but rice or potatoes will do the job nicely.

Provided by 1820farm

Categories     Meatballs

Time 1h20m

Yield 24 ham balls, 12 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 1/2 lbs ground pork
1 1/2 lbs ground ham
1 cup very fine breadcrumbs (homemade is best)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon catsup (homemade is best)
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons mustard powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine all of the glaze ingredients in a liquid measuring cup and whisk to combine. Let the mixture sit while you are making the ham balls so that the flavors will meld well.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the ham ball ingredients.
  • Shape into 24 meatballs and place them into the casserole dish.
  • Bake the meatballs for 50 - 60 minutes or until cooked all the way through when tested with a meat thermometer. Baste every 10 minutes with glaze.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 396.2, Fat 26.1, SaturatedFat 9.3, Cholesterol 113.7, Sodium 890.2, Carbohydrate 16.8, Fiber 0.6, Sugar 8.8, Protein 22.1

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