Recipe: Ham Balls

by GettingFreedom on January 16, 2009

Last night I made another “new to us” recipe.

I had some ham in the freezer (remember this?) , and I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it. So, I went to searching for different ham recipes.

Ham Balls showed up almost every where I looked. Must be good then, right?

Why, yes, they were great!

And easy, as well as a good way to use up some of that ham!

Ham Balls

1 lb ground ham ($1.88)
1/2 lb pork sausage (.50 I used the breakfast sausage roll)
1/2 lb ground beef (.65)
2 eggs (.24)
1 cup milk
1 cup Italian bread crumbs (cracker crumbs or regular bread crumbs will do just fine)
For the sauce:
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can tomato soup (I used some Tomato Juice from our garden. Free)
1/3 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (.25)
Mix all of the ham ball ingredients together. I used my trusty Kitchenaid, but you can do it in a large bowl. Then make the mixture into large sized meatballs and place in a 9×13 pan. (My 9×13 was pre-occupied so I used the next size down. I never can remember the size of that thing!).
Mix up the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the meatballs. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Makes 12-15 large sized meatballs.
Total Cost: $3.52

We served ours with rice and green beans. The sauce was a very tasty addition to our rice. It has a sweet and sour like vibe.
There were NO leftovers! My oldest ate until they were all gone! My three year old, who isn’t always the greatest eater, ate until his plate was empty.
Definitely a keeper! To see more “keepers” visit The Recipe Swap.
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