Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

A great way to use up any leftover ham, just grind ham in the food processor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, onions, garlic powder, 1 tbsp fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried dill) milk, egg, mustard and black pepper to taste.
  2. Add chopped ham; mix well.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil with 1 tbsp butter.
  5. Brown the ham balls, adding remaining butter and oil as needed.
  6. Remove to a serving dish; cover and keep warm.
  7. Drain the drippings into a saucepan; blend in the flour until smooth.
  8. Gradually add water.
  9. Cook over low heat; stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  10. Add sour cream and remaining dill and pepper; heat through (do not boil).
  11. Pour over the ham balls.
  12. Serve over noodles.


Most Helpful

I'm sorry, but I didn't care for this recipe at all! I followed the directions to the letter and there was just no flavor whatsoever to the gravy. I tried to liven it up a little by adding chive and onion flavored cream cheese. Granted, that did help a little, but not enough for me to want to make this again.

Sadie09 December 28, 2011

MIghty tasty; loved the dill compliment to the ham and Dijon mustard. I baked them, instead of frying. *Big mistake!* Next time I'll frying them. Just made a thick dipping sauce to drizzle over the ham balls. This is yummy! Made for the Eggs/Dairy Event in Cooking Photos.

Caroline Cooks October 06, 2009

I had seen this recipe in a magazine (contest winner!) and wanted to use up my leftover Easter ham. I didn't measure my ham, but after I processed it (in food processor) it seemed a lot so I doubled the rest of meatball ingredients. Everyone enjoyed, including two kids who balk at regular meatballs! I am serving leftovers with a can of cream of mushroom soup to stretch it out. I got at least 4 dozen meatballs out of the ingredients. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado April 27, 2006

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