Classic Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues

by Sheryl

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 20 mins | Total: 35 mins | Servings: 6

An excellent solution for a quick and easy lunch or dinner – Pittsburgh chipped ham barbeques with a simple, made from the scratch sauce. Ready in less than an hour that requires only a few simple pantry ingredients, this is a huge hit always! Chipped ham or shaved ham are the pride of Pittsburgh. They are iconic in Pittsburgh, and the most sought after. I am crazy in love with this lunchtime staple, a copycat of the original that tastes almost the same.

Tangy barbecue sauce serves hot on hamburger buns – super comforting and mouthwatering. You got all the exciting flavours, the textures in a snap that cracks in your mouth. Try this if you must, to know what I am raving about. I’m sure you’ll love this more than I do!


1 cup ketchup
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
¼ cup sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch garlic salt
½ teaspoon liquid smoke flavouring
1 pound chopped ham
6 roll (blank)s hamburger buns

How to make Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues

Step 1: Mix the ketchup, water, brown sugar, cider vinegar, sweet pickle relish, and Worcestershire sauce in a large saucepan. Sprinkle over the cinnamon, black pepper, garlic salt, and liquid smoke.

Step 2: Allow simmering for about 20 minutes over low heat.

Step 3: Stir in the shredded ham and continue to simmer for a few minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the heat and serve hot on hamburger buns.


This is great to be frozen as well.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 327 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 44.6mg 15% DV; sodium 1858.2mg 74% DV.

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