Barbequed ham sandwiches are a quick solution to dinner. The barbeque sauce is simple and made from scratch on the stove top.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine the ketchup, water, brown sugar, cider vinegar, sweet pickle relish and Worcestershire sauce. Season with cinnamon, black pepper, garlic salt and liquid smoke. Bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • Shred the ham and stir into the mixture. Simmer longer if desired, then serve hot on hamburger buns. The mixture can also be frozen.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 44.6mg 15% DV; sodium 1858.2mg 74% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2003
What is chipped ham??? Yunz gotta be a 'Burgher to know that chipped ham is shaved ham. Any kind of deli baked ham can be used, cut very thinly or shaved. In Pittsburgh, it is "chipped". An early version of this dish used a local brand, Isaly's Chipped Chopped Ham, a rather greasy but tasty composite loaf. One of those things you really didn't want to know what the contents really were. Anyway, I use a similar recipe with more vinegar and brown sugar, and onions and garlic, too. This is a very convenient and good-tasting sandwich to take to a picnic (use the crockpot) or to sell at a fund-raiser. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2009
We r from Pgh.. don't live there now so can't get the Islay's but as every1 else suggested just asked for thin sliced or shaved ham. I make it in a crock pot: layering meat bbq sauce lil ketchup sprinkle brown sugar relish lil mustard.. just keep layering & stirring & then let all flavors combine on low til warm. Not an actual "recipe" cuz it's all by taste in our family for years! I made 'em up here in northern NY & no1 had ever had anything like them. Pgh original anyway u make them! Read More
(11)
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2003
What is chipped ham??? Yunz gotta be a 'Burgher to know that chipped ham is shaved ham. Any kind of deli baked ham can be used, cut very thinly or shaved. In Pittsburgh, it is "chipped". An early version of this dish used a local brand, Isaly's Chipped Chopped Ham, a rather greasy but tasty composite loaf. One of those things you really didn't want to know what the contents really were. Anyway, I use a similar recipe with more vinegar and brown sugar, and onions and garlic, too. This is a very convenient and good-tasting sandwich to take to a picnic (use the crockpot) or to sell at a fund-raiser. Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2005
Yins are gonna love 'ese chipped ham barbecues. Perfect for watching them Stillers play football on the Norside of dahntahn. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
I live in Pgh now, but I didn't grow up here. Knowing how particular Pittsburghers can be about their ham bbq, I was nervous to try making it myself. But, I made your recipe, and all my hubby's relatives (natives)have absolutely RAVED about it, saying it is the best they've had. It made me proud, so thanks a ton! That was 2 years ago, and I still make it often. I make it exactly as written, too :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2005
Gotta love anything Pittsburgh! My children were both born at Magee Womens and we lived in da Burgh for 11 years! Anyway, we love these. When in a hurry, I just put the ham in the skillet, put either Sweet Baby Ray's or KC Masterpiece on and get the mixture good and thick, then I add a little Sprite or other lemon lime drink, thicken that a bit and have the most delicious sandwiches! My oldest asks me for these and now can make them himself! Go Pens, Steelers and Pirates! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2005
WOO HOO! Finally a recipe that tasted just as I remembered it! I added a tbsp of grape jelly b/c I was told my uncle used to do the same thing but kept everything else the same. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
I am from Pgh and this is one of the best recipes for using chipped ham that I have found...THANKS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
A Pittsburgh tradition! And ohhhhhhh so good. Have to buy Isaly's Chipped Ham to be authentic though! Will be on a lot of Super Bowl tables this weekend. Go Steelers!!!!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Tastes just like the barbecue sandwiches I had when I was growing up in Pittsburgh! I was delighted to find authentic Isaly's chopped ham in the deli at our local store (in the eastern panhandle of WV no less!). It just doesn't taste the same with anything else! But the "what to drink" suggestion...Riesling??? Really??? Come on you can't drink anything but Iron City beer with this! I even put a little in the sauce! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2011
I grew up on Chipped Ham Barbecues. I was a little leary of the cinnamon and now wish I'd left it out. This was pretty good but the cinnamon just didn't do it for me. The tangy-sweet and slightly smoky flavors are plenty but the cinnamon was overkill. Next time I will leave it out. I also wish I'd had another 1/4 lb of ham to throw in as there was too much sauce letover. Thanks for a good base recipe. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2009
We r from Pgh.. don't live there now so can't get the Islay's but as every1 else suggested just asked for thin sliced or shaved ham. I make it in a crock pot: layering meat bbq sauce lil ketchup sprinkle brown sugar relish lil mustard.. just keep layering & stirring & then let all flavors combine on low til warm. Not an actual "recipe" cuz it's all by taste in our family for years! I made 'em up here in northern NY & no1 had ever had anything like them. Pgh original anyway u make them! Read More
(11)
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