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BBQ ham sandwich

Barbecue Ham Sandwich {Slow Cooker}

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


A Pittsburgh Chipped Ham-style BBQ ham sandwich with a sweet and delicious sauce.


  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 small sweet onion (like Vidalia) – chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 3 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. paprika (smoked is optional)
  • 2 lbs. of sliced deli ham – extremely thin – preferred method is “chipped”


  1. Combine everything but the ham in a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the temperature to a simmer
  3. Place the lid on and simmer for about 5 minutes
  4. Pour the sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker and add the ham slices
  5. Cook on high for about 3 hours
  6. Serve on buns or ciabatta rolls


Make-Ahead and Storage:

How long will Chipped Ham and Sauce last in the Fridge?

These BBQ ham sandwiches when covered and refrigerated should last 3-4 days

Can I Freeze Chipped Ham Sandwiches?

I wouldn’t freeze these sandwiches. Enjoy them within 3-4 days of making them

Can I Make these BBQ Ham Sandwiches on the Stovetop?

Yes! You can make this entirely on the stovetop. Just cook in a large saucepan on low heat with the lid on for about 20 minutes

What Sides Go with Barbecue Ham Sandwiches?

  • fruit salad
  • macaroni and cheese
  • roasted potatoes
  • baked beans
  • cole slaw

*without the bread – this recipe is about 70 calories per serving

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooking
  • Cuisine: American