By Kevin Williams
This is a great variation on Christmas ham, the ham flavor is tempered a touch by ground beef. You can get ground ham at your favorite neighborhood butcher. Enjoy!
MENNONITE HAM BALLS
3 pounds ground ham steak
1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
3 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2-9x13 inch baking dishes with cooking spray.
Cut ham steak into cubes and place in a food processor with the steel blade. Pulse until you have chopped the ham like the ground beef. You may need to grind the ham in 2 batches.
In a large mixing bowl combine the ham, beef, pork, eggs, milk and panko. Mix until well combined.
Using a small cookie scoop or your hands shape the mixture into 2 inch balls. Divide the meatballs between the 2 baking dishes.
In a medium saucepan whisk together the brown sugar, ketchup, water, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire, and ground mustard. Over medium high heat bring the glaze to a boil, whisk until the brown sugar has melted. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 4 minutes or until the glaze has thicken.
Evenly pour the glaze over the meatballs. Bake for 75-85 until the meatballs are browned.