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I previously posted my Grandma’s recipe for Ham Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce. Oh, I wish she was here so I could share this new preparation of her recipe! My Grandma would wait one hour for the traditional recipe to cook in the oven. But now, with the beauty of the Instant Pot, I am happy to share with you a new 10-minute cook time for ham balls!
As with all of my recipes, the nutritional information for this dish is listed just below the recipe. A serving of 5 Instant Pot Ham Balls comes in at 359 calories and 14.7 grams of fat. If you are on a low-sodium diet, let me say “I’m sorry.” This is pretty high in sodium.
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Instant Pot Ham Balls- Steps (Recipe below steps)
One of the first challenges when making this recipe is finding ground ham. You have a couple of options. First, if you live near a grocery store that sells ground ham, then it will be easy. For me, it’s difficult to find ground ham. So the second option is to ask your grocery store to grind some ham for you. The final option is to use a food grinder or a food processor to chop the ham to mimic a ground ham. For this recipe, I had my meat department grind the ham for me. Also, I crushed up Ritz crackers (about 10 of them) in a sandwich bag.
In the Instant Pot (or whatever electric pressure cooker you use), add the remaining four ingredients. Whisk together to combine. The mustard wasn’t fully mixed for me but it cooked up just fine. Don’t worry about it.
Add the uncooked meatballs (it’s OK if some don’t get down in the sauce).
Close the lid and set the valve to seal. Pressure cook (manual) for 10 minutes. When finished, go ahead and do a quick release. Gently stir or re-position the ham balls so all of them get glazed.
Instant Pot Ham Balls
- 2 pounds smoked ham (ground)
- 3/4 cup cracker crumbs
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 can condensed tomato soup (10 3/4 oz)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- Combine the first 5 ingredients and shape into ham balls. Set aside.
- Add the remaining 4 ingredients into the Instant Pot and whisk to combine.
- Add the ham balls and secure the lid. Turn pressure valve to seal and set to pressure cook (manual) for 10 minutes. When finished, do a quick release and carefully stir to coat all of the ham balls in the glaze.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it, please let me know by leaving me a comment and a rating!
Thanks, Andrea- The Food Tracking Momma