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Ham Balls with Spiced Cherry Sauce

Ham Balls with Spiced Cherry Sauce
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Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 cups ground cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup hot water


Combine ham, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, and green peppers. Shape this mixture into individual balls. Melt fat in a skillet at medium heat. Add the ham balls to brown on all sides, turning occasionally. Remove the skillet from the heat and add hot water. Return the skillet to the heat, cover, and simmer for about 80 minutes. Serve with spiced cherry sauce (see below).

Spiced Cherry Sauce


  • 1 cup cherry preserve
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Combine the cherry preserve, mustard, the lemon juice, and ground cloves. Place the sauce over low heat and bring just to a boil, stirring frequently.
Updated Friday, August 31st, 2007

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