Tonite, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes - Ham Balls! They do take a little bit of work, but boy, is it worth it!
This isn't a family recipe, but one that I hodge-podged from the church cookbook. Try them out, and use the coupon available at http://www.ilpork.com/ for $1 off any pork product through 1/31/11.
1 1/2 lb. ground pork
1 1/2 lb. ground ham (try a local butcher shop, or take a ham & run it thru the food processor)
1 1/3 c. tomato juice
2 sleeves (or a little less - use to desired texture) crackers, crushed
1/3 c. brown sugar
salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients. Form into balls (makes 24, ~2, 9x13 pans). Bake at 325 for 1 hour, basting with sauce after 15 minutes & every 15 minutes during cooking.
Sauce: (I triple the sauce recipe b/c the sauce is the best part!)
1 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
Enjoy some of the fruits of our labor - pork recipes from our table to yours! Thanks to Karen Fredrickson & Linda Dutton of Little Cedar church in Little York, IL for allowing me to hodge-podge their recipes together!