Ham Balls in Barbecue Sauce


Buy ground ham in the supermarket or use leftover ham that has been finely diced or ground in a food processor.Serve this as an appetizer or pile over pasta for an easy dinner idea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 ½ cup whole grain bread crumbs (2 slices)

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 12 ounce ground cooked ham

  • 12 ounce ground pork or ground beef

  • 1 cup purchased barbecue sauce


  1. In bowl combine eggs, bread crumbs, onion, milk, mustard, and pepper. Add ground ham and pork; mix well. Using about 13 cup mixture for each, shape in 12 balls. Place ham balls in lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour barbecue sauce over meatballs.

  2. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until instant-read therm-ometer inserted into balls registers 160°F. Makes 6 servings.

Serving Suggestion:

If desired, served with fresh spinach and cooked pasta to complete the meal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 1193mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 450mg 10%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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