Growing up in Pittsburgh this was a sandwich staple. Anyone who grew up here and remembers Islay's -- this is as close to the original as it gets. Serve on hamburger buns or your favorite hard roll.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the chili sauce and brown sugar in a large skillet over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has come to a simmer. Stir in the ham; bring to a boil. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

318 calories; 18.2 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 1433 mg sodium. 23.4 g carbohydrates; 16.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Excellent recipe. I read the other reviews and have to concur that onions are an essential part of what I remember about Chipped Ham BBQ sandwiches. We use Heinz Ketchup of course and chili sauce with brown sugar and a tiny bit of liquid smoke. I will make this recipe as a change up for our recipe. Thanks for submitting it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2011
This was one of those recipes that had lots of positive reviews. So I decided to trust the masses.....and they were wrong. If you're reading the recipe and you're thinking to your self "Self this does NOT sound good." Listen to yourself--you're smarter than you think. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Excellent recipe. I read the other reviews and have to concur that onions are an essential part of what I remember about Chipped Ham BBQ sandwiches. We use Heinz Ketchup of course and chili sauce with brown sugar and a tiny bit of liquid smoke. I will make this recipe as a change up for our recipe. Thanks for submitting it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Excellent recipe. I read the other reviews and have to concur that onions are an essential part of what I remember about Chipped Ham BBQ sandwiches. We use Heinz Ketchup of course and chili sauce with brown sugar and a tiny bit of liquid smoke. I will make this recipe as a change up for our recipe. Thanks for submitting it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Great simple food!!! I grew up on these. Just a few changes the way my Mom made them. Start with Sauteed onions and add sweet relish. I miss Isley's chipped ham. You just can't order "a pound of Chipped Ham" at a deli in the South you have to explain how to slice it. 9 of 10 times they still get it wrong. LOL Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
I grew up in Cleveland but my parents are from SW PA... we had this sandwich all the time when I was little. I was asking somebody about it the other day and they never heard of it. Thank you for posting this recipe now I can show it to everybody!! Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2011
Ham BBQ is the best! I'm originally from Western PA but now live in Ohio. I make it for big get togethers in a crock pot so it just stays hot and people can eat when they want to! Because of the high sugar content you want to put it on warm or low after it's heated through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
We've been making ham barbeques like this for a long time! The only thing we do differently is sautee a some finely diced green pepper and onion in a little oil first then proceed with the recipe. These are super simple and very tasty YUM!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and it has been so long since I've had a BBQ chipped ham sandwich. I cannot WAIT to get off work now! Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
YUMMY! Being a Pittsburgh girl this is perfect for Super Bowl Sujnday! Great tasty sandwich! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2011
This was one of those recipes that had lots of positive reviews. So I decided to trust the masses.....and they were wrong. If you're reading the recipe and you're thinking to your self "Self this does NOT sound good." Listen to yourself--you're smarter than you think. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
Sweet tangy barbecuey goodness on a bun. I used mesquite smoked shaved ham (lunchmeat ham) and put this on an onion bun for a wonderful hot meal in minutes. Fast simple and delicious what more could you ask? Thanks Princesscook! Read More
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