Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches (Barbecue Ham Sliders)

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches are a local Pittsburgh  favorite,  made with thinly chipped ham simmered  in barbecue sauce.
Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches are my recipe of the day for the From Our  Dinner Table blogging group, who meet once a week on Sundays to post on a variety of topics. This week it is about Regional  Favorite recipes.

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

For my selection, I chose the knockoff of the Pittsburgh Isaly’s Chipped Chopped barbecue ham sandwiches that are popular in  Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio  and West Virginia.

I never had this in that area,  but I do recall something similar  that was sold around  St.  Louis when  I was a kid that was produced in  Belleville Illinois. That used to come in jars  and was sold  near the cold cuts. It came in ham and also roast beef in sauce and I loved them both.

So best as I can tell this recipe is a cross between how that was  and how chipped chopped from Isaly’s would be. I think you’ll like it.

The Taste?

It has a  slightly  sweeter and milder flavor than a spicier Texas style bbq sauce,  so if you don’t normally like really spicy things but want  something milder, this might be perfect for you.

These chipped chopped ham sandwiches I did in slider format, because we do love to eat  those and they are  great for  having as a t.v. snack. Either when  times allow guests over to entertain or just with your family, they will definitely be appreciated.

This is also something that you could pack  in  a thermos and  take on  a picnic to serve as sandwiches  in the  park.   Spread a quilt in  a quiet shady place  all  your own and enjoy the day with perhaps an easy bag of chips and some lemonade.

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Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

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Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Open Pit original bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 pound chopped ham very thinly sliced or chipped
  • 1 12- count package King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls or similar
  • Swiss cheese slices


  • Simmer ham in a mixture of water, barbecue sauce, ketchup, sugar and Worcestershire sauce until sauce in pan reduces enough to coat the ham adequately.
  • Serve ham on slider buns with Swiss cheese slices.
Keyword bbq ham, chip chop ham, Isaly's ham
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Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches

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