15 Reviews

I grew up eating these!! This recipe is as close as I can find to these classic sandwiches my great aunt use to make me.

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LauraKay March 27, 2013

This is a great recipe! Growing up in Pittsburgh gives you a great understanding of Ham BBQ sandwiches. I have recently wrote the Pittsburgh Cookbook where you can also find another similar recipe. I don't use the chili sauce in mine, but definetely have to have the Heinz product to make it authentic, and shaved or( chipped ) ham.

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Pittsburgh Room October 05, 2011

This is the best recipe!! I made this for a surprise 25th birthday party last weekend for my oldest daughter. We had a "potluck" buffet and this was the hit of all the food that was there! I used a whole precooked boneless ham (about 4 pounds), sliced it as thin as I could with my electric knife, and then coarsely chopped it. I doubled the sauce except for the chili powder, put half the ham in my crockpot, stirred in half the sauce, then added in the rest of the ham and the rest of the sauce and stirred it all together. Cooked it on low in the crockpot for 4 hours and then turned it on the keep warm setting for the party. It made 32 generous sandwiches making it this way plus enough for those who didn't want to eat it on a bun. All that was left at the end of the night was the sauce! It is so easy to put together and make using the crockpot. I have made several copies of the recipe already so am sure this will be served at our get togethers in the future! Thanks for a great recipe that is a welcome change from serving sloppy joes or barbecued pork loin for get togethers!

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sklhczech February 20, 2010

I grew up in Pittsbugh/Aspinwall/Blawnox area. Bard's in Aspinwall and Islay's in Blawnox both made this ham barbecue sandwich. Brought back great memories. Both stores made a simplified recipe of this sandwich. <br/><br/>Shaved Chipped chopped ham (sliced VERY thin), Heinz's ketchup and Nances Chili Sauce to taste. Heat for about five minutes, place on fresh buns and you're ready to go!.

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irisbobbie2004 July 15, 2013

I grew up in Pittsburgh and I just didn't think this tasted like any Chipped Ham BQQ I've ever had. It was missing a key ingredient for me and I just can't put my finger on it.

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embutterfly75 October 25, 2010

Nice sandwich. A great change. I just asked my butcher at my local grocery store that I wanted chipped ham. He knew exactly what I was making and asked if I was from PA. He chipped it perfectly. I did use Heinz as I had some in my pantry. I love chili sauce. The only thing I changed was a quality roll vs a generic burger bun. I completely enjoyed it. Served with some chips and a pickle for lunch with co workers. Very nice. Definitely make again. Easy for dinner too with a side salad or bowl of soup would be great. Thx for a nice twist of a great BBQ sandwich Kim

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SarasotaCook July 06, 2010

Delicious!! While my boyfriend is from Ohio and thought the chili sauce was a bit too strong, I am from Pittsburgh and this tasted just like it's supposed to be!! We did leave out the onions as neither of us like them, but the rest of it was yummy!

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Emily15 February 17, 2010

I grew up on bbq chipped chopped ham sandwiches. This was pretty good, but I thought there was a strong "clove" taste, maybe from the chili sauce or the relish? All in all this was good.

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Scrivener1 February 01, 2010

MMMMM!! BBQ chipped ham,sooo good!

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Tina S. September 30, 2009

This is the easiest and most delicious ham barbecue recipe! I tripled it for a party and it got rave reviews. Using chili sauce is such a timesaver, rather than measuring ketchup, vinegar, etc. For those of you not familiar with the term "chipped", you can just buy deli ham that is "shaved". Thanks for a great recipe, Lainey! GO PENS!!!

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peppergirl June 05, 2009
Pittsburgh Ham Barbecue Sandwiches