This is the one I make! ..but I insist that relish is added!! I add about 1/4 c per 1c of ketschup to give it that 'tang'!
I was so surprised to find out that my Aunt Phyllis' Ham BBQ recipe is actually a Pittsburgh recipe. (Since she is from Pittsburgh. I used to visit there as a child and loved these. ) But her recipe was a little different and totally yummy. She couldn't believe I asked for it years later. She used chipped ham, 1 bottle ketchup and 1 bottle Heinz chili sauce. Just simmered it all together and served on hamburger buns. My mouth is watering now!
This is a really good recipe for Pittsburghers who now live out of town and don't have access to Isaly's chipped ham and sauce. Luckily, where I am now there is a Giant Eagle that carries Isaly's! I was able to introduce my Jersey Boy husband to these...he has been to culinary school and kind of turned his nose up while I was making them but he ate more than one sandwich! A definite taste from childhood and home.
What a great and easy ham bbq! I'm originally from PA and this is nothing like my mom's ham bbq recipe but I was looking forward to trying it and I'm glad I did - it's terrific! I did use my mom's method of stirring the ham into the sauce one slice at a time - it really helps to make sure each piece is well coated and all that salty goodness cooks into the sauce. Served this on homemade bread and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013
Oh my! This is just as I remember from my childhood days growing up in Beaver Falls, PA, many, many years ago! I am so happy to find this recipe. It as been a very long time since I have had one of these sandwiches, but I promise it will be a regular at my house from now on. Thank you for bringing back a memory from my childhood.
I feel terrible giving only 3 stars but this was just not a hit with me and DH. Tasty enough, and a nice different sweet taste but I probably won't be making it again. I'd prefer more of a BBQ taste
Put this in the crockpot while we trick-or-treated; came home to dinner. Was tasty; sauce was different in a good way. Used shaved honey ham from the deli. Served on 'slider' sized white, wheat and rye rolls. Good for potlucks or get togethers. Made for My-3-Chefs 2009.