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Megan’s Easter Hamballs…

We were blessed to have family visit us for Easter weekend.  Not only did we celebrate the Easter holiday with good times, but my favorite 10 year old cowgirl/chef celebrated her 11th birthday.

She started the big day early helping me to exercise calves at the feed yard, and practicing her dance moves on top of the hay bale pile...

She started the big day early helping me to exercise calves at the feed yard—followed by practicing her dance moves on top of the hay bale pile…

One of Megan’s favorite meals is hamballs.  The meat dish is actually a Cozad tradition and is made from ground ham.  My husband is a master at preparing them, and he and Megan always have fun when they create their masterful hamballs together.

They taste awesome--even if they aren't made from beef...

They taste awesome–even if they aren’t made from beef…

Hamball needs:  Two pounds of ground ham loaf, one egg, two pieces of shredded whole wheat bread, one handful of oatmeal, twelve shakes of pepper, eight shakes of minced onion, six shakes of tarragon, four shakes of garlic powder, a generous helping of parmesan cheese.

Use a large bowl to combine the ingredients...

Use a large bowl to combine the above  ingredients…

Blend the ingredients by hand...

Blend the ingredients by hand…

Form the mixture into balls and place in a pyrex dish...

Form the mixture into balls and place in a pyrex dish…

Sauce needs:  Cup of water, 2 and 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar, and 3/4 of a cup of brown sugar.  Mix the liquid ingredients together and pour over the hamballs.  Cook an hour in a 400 degree oven.

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Enjoy!  After all, they have the birthday girl’s seal of approval 🙂

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