Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues

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Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues

Pittsburgh chipped ham barbecue is a classic and beloved dish in the Pittsburgh region of the United States. The dish typically features thinly sliced ham that is cooked in a tangy barbecue sauce and served on a soft roll. The ham used in the dish is typically a specially prepared, thinly sliced deli meat that is unique to the region. The barbecue sauce is a sweet and tangy tomato-based sauce that is made with ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and other spices. Pittsburgh chipped ham barbecue is a quick and easy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes and is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a casual get-together. ""It's a great dish to make for a crowd, and it's always a hit.""It's a Pittsburgh tradition that I can't get enough of."
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 368 kcal


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • 1 pound ham chipped
  • 6 hamburger buns


  • Combine ketchup, water, relish, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a large saucepan. Season with liquid smoke, cinnamon, black pepper, and garlic salt. Bring to a simmer over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Shred ham and stir into the mixture. Simmer longer if desired, then serve hot on hamburger buns

Nutrition Disclaimer

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Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 21gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1602mgPotassium: 411mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 333IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 3mg
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