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Harvey Ham Sandwiches Recipe
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Harvey Ham Sandwiches

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"Slow cooked shredded ham in a brown sugar and mustard sauce. This is the sort of thing you prepare a day or so in advance so that when you serve it you don't really have to do much of anything at all. Great for times when people will be in and out, eating irregularly all day."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    10 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place the ham in a large pot or slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 8 to 10 hours. Remove the meat from the water, and allow to cool. If it has cooked long enough, it will fall into pieces as you pick it up.
  2. Pull the ham apart into shreds once it is cool enough to handle. It doesn't have to be tiny shreds. Place the shredded ham into a slow cooker. Stir in the mustard and brown sugar, cover, and set to Low. Cook just until heated. Serve on dinner rolls. We don't use any other sandwich toppings with it, but that is a personal choice.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2007

DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! We had these with coleslaw on the side- I had dill pickles on mine and my mom had horseradish sauce on hers and they were both outrageously good! The possibilities for condiments seem to be limitless- although these sandwiches need nothing else to be awesome. These are great- so easy and HUGE results! (I used a thick cut ham steak instead of a whole ham because there were only two of us for dinner last night.) We're having a birthday party here next weekend and I'm going to make a big pot of these for our guest- this recipe is TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves! Thank you so much for sharing this! UPDATE 1/15/07 I used this recipe 3 times over the holidays for my 'holiday ham' and it was a SMASHING SUCCESS!!!!!! I don't think I'll ever do ham any other way ever again! We even had a repair man here one night who wanted to stay for dinner because it smelled so good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2006

Pretty good the first time around. A bit too sweet though. Had to add some toppings -- pickles and/or cole slaw -- to round out the sweetness. I froze the leftovers for another day.

May 04, 2006

My husband loved this. I only bought a 5 pound ham and scaled back quite a bit on the brown sugar to about 4 oz. hubby don't like real sweet meats. I also added an onion due to his preference. Served it on Kaiser rolls with potato salad and fresh cut up veggies. He loved it. Took another reviewers suggestion and froze leftovers for hubbys sandwiches for work. Thanks so much for the post.

Oct 23, 2005

This is a hit with a busy household that has teenagers coming and going at all hours. I bought those trays of rolls that are in a metal pan, I placed the ham in all of the rolls, placed the rolls back on the pan, tied the plastic cover back up and placed them in the fridge. The kids just help themselves, sometimes eating them cold, sometimes heating them up in the microwave for 15 seconds. They don't care for a bunch of condiments so this recipe works out great! Thanks :-)

Aug 22, 2005

This was easy to make and very tasty. I had spicy mustard on hand so that's what I used. My husband did feel it needed something else so he added some dill pickle slices to his sandwiches and declared it perfect. I make up lunches ahead of time for my husband and freeze them. This is a perfect recipe for that purpose. It's also great for those days when you have family in and out all day. Try this one...you'll like it!

May 04, 2006

This was pretty tasty! Although, I wasn't feeding a crowd and didn't have all day to cook it so I had to make some adjustments. Since it was just for 2 of us, I used a 1 lb. ham slice. We just added brown sugar and mustard to a skillet and cooked over medium-high for about 20 minutes. Very tangy and easy. Thanks!

Jan 09, 2006

This recipe is fantastic! It goes great with baked beans on the side. And my husband who almost never has a comment about what he's eating said, "This is really good!", and had a second helping. It's got a subtle sweet & tangy taste to it and it's perfect for after holiday left over hams. Thank you so much for this recipe.

Sep 05, 2006

Very, very good. I made it just the way it says and loved it. I will definately make this again, it would be perfect for family gatherings. The only people who didn't like it were those that don't like sweet ham - believe me it is their loss.....


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  • Calories
  • 445 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1721 mg
  • 69%

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

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