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Another idea for leftover ham

Years ago I attended a rehearsal dinner where the mother of the groom had made meatballs made of ham and cooked in a tangy sweet sauce. They were delicious and I have searched for a similar recipe ever since. I recently discovered this one and it's a keeper.

Ham Balls in Barbecue Sauce

2 eggs
3/4 cup bread crumbs (mine were dried)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsps. milk
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
dash pepper
about 2 cups ground ham
about 1 lb. ground pork or ground beef (I used pork)

1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsps. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, bread crumbs, onion, milk, 1/2 tsp. dry mustard, pepper, ham, and ground meat. Mix well and form into about 12 meatballs. Place in a greased baking dish.

In a bowl combine the catsup, brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp. dry mustard. Pour over the ham balls. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 mins. or until a temperature of 160 degrees.

These can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one day or frozen for about a month. If frozen thaw overnight in refrigerator. I had frozen mine ahead of time and added the sauce right before baking. I served them with these potatoes. This blog has some great recipes and many wonderful ideas for preparing food for large groups.

Megan and Maddie are continuing to do well. She returns to the doctor tomorrow and hopes he will lower her blood pressure medication even more. She has posted a couple more blog posts this week here and here if you are interested in following the saga. 🙂


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2 Comments on “Another idea for leftover ham”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Mar 1st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    It was fascinating to read about Megan’s saga. What a happy conclusion to that tense week! Maddie seems to be adjusting well, and Drew is just amazing. I know you’re thrilled with the new grandchild–three perfect little ones! 🙂

  2. #2 Laura
    on Mar 9th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Becka, thank you for the link to those scalloped potatoes. My family loved them! Definitely a keeper.

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