3 large eggs
3 cups crushed graham crackers
2 cups milk
2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs extra-lean ground ham
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 1/2 lbs ground pork that has been trimmed of fat
nonstick cooking spray
Beat eggs slightly in a large mixing bowl. Add the crushed crackers, milk, onion, pepper, and ground meats; mix well.
Form the mixture into 24 balls, using 1/2 cup for each ball.
Make the TOPPING:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
Combine all the topping ingredients in a small bowl until well mixed.
Layer the meatballs in a lightly sprayed 6-quart slow cooker or crock pot. Pour topping over the meatballs.
Do this in layers, meatballs, topping, meatballs, topping if necessary.
Place lid on cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook 3 to 4 hours until meatballs are cooked through.