Glazed Ham Meatballs are packed with flavor, perfect for your next party or sporting event.

Glazed Ham Meatballs Recipe


Sure to please your guests, Glazed Ham Meatballs combine ham and fresh ground pork sausage with vegetables, mustard, spices, and a splash of whiskey. What a perfect appetizer for parties and game days.

Ground ham is available in 1-pound rolls in most supermarket meat departments, but you can also grind your own in a grinder or food processor. These are so good, you will probably want to make a double batch for your party.

Glazed Ham Meatballs Recipe

Ham Balls:
1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices bread pulsed in the food processor)
1 pound ground cured ham, broken apart
1/2 pound fresh ground pork sausage (sage flavored is nice)
1/3 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
2 Tablespoons milk
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon whiskey
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 teaspoons whiskey
1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed jelly roll pan with non-stick foil.

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Combine bread crumbs, ground ham, pork sausage, onion, and celery in a large bowl until evenly mixed.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg, whiskey, dry mustard, pepper, and cloves. Scrape into ham mixture and thoroughly combine. Using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture for each, form into balls and place 1 inch apart on prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the ham balls are baking, whisk together brown sugar, whiskey, brown mustard, ketchup, and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer on low, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Set aside.

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Place cooked ham balls in a large bowl and drizzle on the glaze. Gently toss to coat. Serve as an appetizer, warm in a chafing dish or low-heat crockpot.

Yield: 24 to 28 meatballs

Glazed Ham Meatballs Recipe Photo ©2019 Peggy Filippone

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