Food Allergy Experience

Ham Balls

I had my first ham ball as a kid at church camp. I loved them and probably ate like 4 of them every time they were served. No one at home-made them. So, this made those little balls, a sweet treat! Unfortunately, I outgrown camp. It was several years before a friend told me she could make them. Oh, how excited I was to go have dinner at their house.

Well, now fast forward about 10 years. I’d not made them since that wonderful dinner at my friend’s house. Recently, I decided I really wanted ham balls. Most importantly, I wanted to make them safe for my little guy. Guess what i found out….they’re crazy easy to make. And the recipe makes a lot. We could freeze some but by the time I and the kids eat several, we have just enough for left overs.

So, when I’ve got a gem like this, I must share.

Here’s my super easy Ham Ball recipe. I do hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Ham Balls


2 Lbs Ground Ham

1 Lb Ground Sausage

1 1/2 Cups Allergy-free Crackers (we use these)

1 TBSP Oil, vegetable

2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed

6 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

2 TSP Ground Mustard


Pre-heat oven to 350. In a large bowl mixed together ham, sausage, crackers and vegetable oil. Once well mixed, form into balls and place on a bar pan. In a smaller bowl,mix brown sugar, vinegar, and ground mustard. Drizzle brown sugar mixture over formed balls until desired coverage. Bake in oven for approximately 40 minutes.

I served mine with baked potatoes and pumpkin. This would also go really well with baked corn. I had intended on posting a picture of my finished product, but we at them all before i had the chance! Oops! Trust me, these are worth trying.

Have you tried anything new recently? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Cooking!



  1. pamasaurus

    I’ve never heard of ham balls, but these sound pretty delicious!


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