Ham Balls

This has always been a favorite dish at our church dinners and potlucks. Makes the whole house smell wonderful when they’re baking, and goes especially well with sweet potatoes. I buy a lean, boneless ham and ask someone at the meat counter to dice it into chunks (they tell me they won’t grind it for me on equipment that’s processed other meats).

5 pounds of ham, ground in a grinder or food processor
1 large onion, finely chopped in the grinder or food processor
1-1/2 C. crushed saltine crackers
4 eggs
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. cider vinegar
2 T. yellow mustard
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and dillweed to taste
1 packet of apple cider drink mix powder

Preheat oven to 350º. Place all ingredients in a large mixer bowl and blend well. Form into 24-30 balls and place in greased/sprayed casserole pans. Sprinkle the drink mix powder over the tops and bake, covered, about 40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes or so to brown them a bit.

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