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Pittsburgh Style Chipped Ham Barbeque

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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  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1433 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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V Renée Lord

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.


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!!


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.