Big Game Grape Jelly Barbeque Ham Sandwiches


Delicious make-ahead-and-serve-the-next-day recipe for a party. No one will ever guess the secret ingredient...grape jelly.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 25 mins
12 sandwiches


  • ¾ cup distilled white vinegar

  • 6 tablespoons grape jelly

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard powder

  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ (12 ounce) bottles bottled sweet chili sauce (such as Heinz® Premium Chili Sauce)

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 3 pounds chipped chopped ham

  • 12 sandwich buns, split


  1. Stir together the vinegar, grape jelly, paprika, mustard powder, brown sugar, bottled sweet chili sauce, and water in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Mix in the chipped ham and stir to combine with sauce. Refrigerate overnight.

  3. The next day, bring the sauce and ham slowly to a simmer over low heat and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  4. Spoon the ham onto sandwich buns to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

687 Calories
25g Fat
86g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 687
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 2169mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 221mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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