Easy Ham Balls Recipe

One of my family's favorite things to eat is ham balls.  This sweet, tangy pork recipe is perfect for holiday dinners, potlucks, or any time you want to show your family what a rock-star you are in the kitchen!  For family gatherings (or potlucks) I suggest making the balls smaller; you'll end up having them go further, and no one will complain!

Easy Ham Balls Recipe

Here is my version, adapted from a Taste of Home recipe.  You will  need:
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, finely ground
  • 1 pound ground pork  (Note: my meat counter sells a ham loaf mix that has the ham and pork mixed together for you.)
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup crushed Frosted Flakes 
  • 2 egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard 
For the glaze, you'll need :
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
To start, put the ham and pork in a bowl and mix with your hands.  (If you buy the premixed meat, that's one step you can skip!)

Beat two eggs and add them in.

Crush the frosted flakes and add them, also.  (I like using my Magic Bullet or mini food processor for fast crushing.)

Add the milk and mix thoroughly!

Form into little balls and place in a glass baking dish.  I like to use old fashioned glass pie plates!

Prepare the glaze by heating up the glaze ingredients until simmering.  Pour over the balls.

Cover and bake balls in oven at 350 degrees for for 20 minutes.  Uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.  Toss the balls in the glaze and serve!

These also store very well in the freezer! I love serving them with cheesy potatoes and a side salad!

Love ham? Check out our easy black eyed peas and ham slow cooker meal


  1. Okay, I really *have* to ask: With all the dudes in your household, how many gigglesnorts per serving of ham BALLS?

  2. LOL! This batch gets finished in one sitting. And we have lots of dudes ;)


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