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Quick Barbecued Ham Sandwiches

Thanks to Mollie Fry, barbecue has never been easier. The reader writes to us from Carolina barbecue country, Raleigh, North Carolina, and sends her recipe for Barbecue Ham Sandwiches that has been in her family for over 50 years. “My mother would make a batch of sauce on Saturday, buy the ham, and after church on Sunday, our hungry family would be able to have a fast meal,” she writes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 pounds shaved fully cooked ham
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in ham; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 394 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1922mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Pauly52
    Aug 2, 2013

    Overly sweet sauce overpowering the ham.

  • shyski
    Jan 17, 2013

    I've made these several times now for my family. They're really tasty. I just use the whole bottle of chili sauce and don't measure the ingredients exactly....they've always come wonderful! They are a little messy though!

  • wyndechyme
    Sep 2, 2011

    This recipe was so incredibly easy to make, and everyone loved it. Next time I will use a little less brown sugar since it was a touch too sweet for me. But even the kids liked it!

  • Darmok
    Feb 7, 2010

    Just made this a 2nd time, this time for a Super Bowl party. It was a hit, served it on wheat buns. I doubled the recipe, very easy.

  • HDMac_WA
    Oct 15, 2009

     Sounds good and easy to throw together after coming home from work. :)

  • goodybrooks
    Oct 15, 2009

    yummy and quick. Its a do again.

  • queenp159
    Jul 6, 2009

    You can't go wrong with barbecue and ham. Two great tastes that taste great!Pat

  • Elana
    Jul 2, 2009

    Help! I AM a Taste of Home subscriber ALREADY!

  • Elana
    Jul 2, 2009

    Why not marinate the ham in the sauce, before grilling it?

  • cooks_alot
    Jul 2, 2009

    This sound really wonderful,do you think it would work by dipping the ham in the sauce as you use it? The reason I ask is, I want to try it in my grill at work.Thanks cooks_alot