~ Saucy Ham Sandwiches - A Western PA Staple

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I grew up eating these sweet, tangy sandwiches. It's a staple in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. You can always count on these being served at parties, picnics, potlucks. It can be kept warm in a slow cooker as well. Not only are they yummy, they're also quick to whip together.



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10 - 12 sandwiches
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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3 lb
thin sliced off the bone ham - chipped ham ( which is hard find, other than around here) or i've used virginia baked - chop into large pieces
1 stick
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 tsp
garlic paste
2 c
1/4 c
sweet baby rays barbecue sauce
1/4 - 1/2 c
1/3 c
rice or white vinegar
1/4 c
brown sugar - or to taste
2 - 3 tsp
2 1/2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
rolls for serving - or kaiser rolls

How to Make ~ Saucy Ham Sandwiches - A Western PA Staple


  • 1In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onions and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  • 2Stir in the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, water, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce...combine well and simmer for 10 - 12 minutes.
  • 3Stir in the ham and simmer another 10 - 12 minutes or until heated well throughout.
  • 4Toast buns if desired. Add ham and we add thin sliced sweet onion. Sometimes we add some relish as well.


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About ~ Saucy Ham Sandwiches - A Western PA Staple

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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