Pineapple Ham Balls

1 lb. ground pork
2 lbs. ground ham
2 cups bread crumbs
4 eggs
pepper to taste
2 20 oz. cans diced pineapple
1½ cups brown sugar
½ cup white vinegar
1 tsp. dry mustard

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them. Add the ground ham, pork, bread crumbs, and freshly ground pepper to taste. Mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

Drain the pineapple, saving the juice. Place the juice into a saucepan. Add the brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.

Spread the diced pineapple evenly over the bottom of a glass 13" x 9" baking dish. Form the ham mixture into balls, about 1" in diameter. Arrange the ham balls evenly over the pineapple. Pour the sugar mixture over the ham balls. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until the ham balls are thoroughly cooked. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes to brown slightly. Makes about 40 ham balls.


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