Pittsburgh Style Chipped Ham Barbeque Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pittsburgh Style Chipped Ham Barbeque Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Pittsburgh Style Chipped Ham Barbeque

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"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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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 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.


13 Ratings

Feb 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!!

Mar 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.

Feb 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! :)

Feb 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.

Apr 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!

Feb 04, 2011

YUMMY! Being a Pittsburgh girl this is perfect for Super Bowl Sujnday! Great tasty sandwich!


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1433 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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