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~ saucy ham sandwiches - a western pa staple

Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

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. Enjoy!

yield 10 - 12 sandwiches
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ~ saucy ham sandwiches - a western pa staple

  • 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 md
    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
  • hard
    rolls for serving - or kaiser rolls

How To Make ~ saucy ham sandwiches - a western pa staple

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