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Ham Barbecue Recipe
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Ham Barbecue Recipe

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“We have used this recipe countless time for family gatherings and birthday parties,” writes Jennifer Middlekauff of New Holland, Pennsylvania. “The sandwiches are so easy to make, and they taste great.” TIP: “I usually double the recipe so I’m sure to have leftovers.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 12 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Nutritional Facts

241 calories: 2 ounce-weight, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1250mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein .

Directions

  1. Place the ham in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the water, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and mustard; pour over ham and stir well. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Ham Barbecue in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p50


Reviews for Ham Barbecue

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jmkasprak
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015 Edited Jul. 23, 2015

"I doubled the recipe for an event this weekend. It was delicious and I could have easily eaten two sandwiches. I will be sure to stir it frequently since the my newer crock pot is very hot. **Update: You can also use leftover ham from a bone-in dinner. Just place slices in the crock pot and shred it with a fork once it's hot. Yummy!** BTW, I do NOT add the water."

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Tala9431
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"My Grandma used to make this but used what was called chipped ham. I don't know if they slice it that thin anymore Yes, she was from Pittsburgh!"

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cath49
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Very good! Quick and easy. I topped the sandwiches with provolone cheese and served on club rolls. Will definitely make again!"

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SWillard
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"I grew up in western PA, so this recipe is very close to the one my mother and aunts used. We bought the "chipped ham"from Isaly's and then did the sauce at home. It is a famous prep in the Pittsburgh area, still available in local diners especially around the stadium areas.

I now live in northern New England, and have found the Hormel low sodium deli ham to be the closest to what I remember.
Also, when I use my small crockpot to make this yummy treat, I do not add any water, since the ham will release liquid as it cooks.
Go Steelers and Pirates!!!!"

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dedradiane
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Quick to put together and has a sweet but tangy taste. I did add some Head Country season salt and decreased the water by half. The ham will release some water as it cooks. It is good, but what I love the best is being able to put in the the crock while I am running errands, then it is ready when we get in."

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Summy
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"I used leftover spiral ham, and thought this recipe was addicting. Sweet and tangy!"

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justmbeth
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"I too grew up in the region where these sandwiches were popular. This recipe was ok, but I have had better. I'll be looking for other recipes to try to duplicate the taste from my childhood."

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suriel
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"Unfortunately, this really was not great at all."

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Nittanykzm
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"I am from Western Pennsylvania and this is a Pittsburgh staple. We use chipped chopped ham. I would coursely chop it again once you get it chipped from the deli. Two pounds makes an awful lot of meat for your sandwiches."

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JNESHKOFF
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"I HALVED THIS RECIPE AS IT DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE THE

WHOLE 2#. JUST TO TRY THE RECIPE.  I WOULDN'T ADD
THAT MUCH WATER.  MAYBE ONLY 1/4 CUP TO A HALF RECIPE.
IT WAS PRETTY GOOD AND I USED ECKRICH HAM OFF THE
BONE DELI SLICED THIN.  IT WAS OKAY BUT NOTHING TO
RAVE ABOUT."

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