life Of Food and Love recipes: cooking with kids meatballs
by Mommy Hobbies
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Somewhere, I went wrong with this recipe. Cylas really wanted to make it, so we did, but I think I got lost when I read that I need 12 0z of ground COOKED ham. Where do you get that?? I just kept thinking of bacon bits and I know that’s not what they were referring to. So, these were a bit different.
Cylas has been asking for meatballs for a while. And while I’m no meatball connoisseur, there is always room in my life for a good meatball every once in a while. We worked on this together.
He was cool with ripping pieces of bread and putting it in the processor…
After that, I was on my own.
I formed the mixture into little balls and drizzled it with the sauce.
Stuck them in the oven for 35 min at 350 and served it with one of his favorite veggies, asparagus, and a Caesar salad.
Next time? I am either going to use onion powder OR minced those onions within an inch of their life, because they didn’t cook that well.
Can someone please make this and then tell me where in the world do they make cooked ground ham??
Ham Cannon Balls courtesy of Better Homes And Gardens Junior Cook Book
2 slices of bread
1 medium onion
2 Tb milk
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
12 oz of ground COOKED ham
12 oz ground pork(which is what I used) or ground beef
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tb vinegar
Instructions: Grease baking pan with shortening.
Tear bread into pieces and crumb in the blender or food processor. Mince the onion.
Crack eggs in a bowl and beat well. Add bread crumbs, onion, milk, 1 tsp of mustard, and pepper. Add the meat.
Lay out wax paper and divide the meat mixture into 12 portions. Put them in the baking dish.
Have the sauce ready and pour over meatballs.
Bake for 35 min or until the center of each ball has reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit.