You are here: Home » Recipes » Heavenly Ham Balls Heavenly Ham Balls Recipe by American Profile Yield 20 servings PrintEmail "This is my own recipe that has become a family favorite for any occasion. It can be made ahead of time and frozen, or made into a loaf and served with the glaze." Ingredients Ham Balls1 1/2 pounds cubed ham1 pound ground pork2 eggs1 cup saltine cracker crumbs1 cup finely chopped onions, optional1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup vegetable oilGlaze:1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar3/4 cup orange juice1/4 cup rice vinegar1/4 cup prepared mustard1 tablespoon dry mustardGarnish: Garnish Cilantro leaves, optional Orange slices, optional Instructions To prepare the ham balls, place the ham in a food processor container and pulse to a coarse texture. Combine the ham, pork, eggs, cracker crumbs, and onions, if using, in a large bowl; mix well. Form into 60 meatballs about the size of a walnut. The mixture will be very sticky and soft. Pour the flour into a shallow pan and coat the meatballs with the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight. To prepare the glaze, combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 20 meatballs and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Repeat twice with the remaining meatballs. Preheat the oven to 350F. Arrange the browned meatballs in a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish. Pour the glaze mixture evenly over the meatballs and bake, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours, or until richly glazed, turning every 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves and orange slices, if desired. Recipe by Pearl Anna Bertsch, Ypsilanti, N.D.