Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hamballs and Smashed Potatoes

If you don't live in Pennsylvania, chances are you have no idea what hamballs are. Here in Pa, we can buy a mix of ground pork and ground smoked ham. To this you add some yummy things to make meatballs and sauce. It is really good. So, if you do have Ham Loaf mix at your local meat counter, buy some!

3 lbs ham loaf mix
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed.
1 cup of milk
salt and pepper
Mix in a mixer, and then form into meatballs.

2.5 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of white vinegar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons mustard

Cook syrup on the stove for 5 minutes. Place hamballs in a baking dish and pour syrup overtop. Cook at 350 for 1.5 hours. Stir half way through.
Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.

I make easy smashed potatoes with red potatoes. No need to peel. Just cube, boil, drain, return to pot, add some cream cheese. (about a whole block per 5 pounds of potatoes.) Salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher. Enjoy! :


  1. I wish I could find the ham load mix. Have you ever made it yourself or do you buy it that way?

    1. I buy it, but it is 1 pound ground pork and 2 lbs ground smoked ham :)

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