Pittsburgh is known for a variety of things, but the famous Isaly’s chipped chopped ham barbecue sandwich is really something special. Growing up, we would make frequent trips to Isaly’s.

As background, Isaly’s was a small mom and pop store that was famous for their deli meats and homemade ice cream. They had locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, but we would always visit their West View store in PA.

When you walked in you felt like you were going back in time. The wall was lined with glass cases which housed their famous chipped chopped ham and dairy products. Their most famous ice cream flavor was white chocolate cherry. Boy, was it good.

However, what made the ham so special is that it was shaved incredibly thin. So thin you could see through it! Making it perfect for ham barbecue sandwiches. The meat would almost melt into their famous Isaly’s BBQ sauce. Once heated through, you would simply load the ham barbecue onto a buttery toasted potato roll. It was so simple but so good.

Which is why we’ve recreated the recipe using the Isaly’s chipped chopped ham and their famous BBQ sauce. Once you try this recipe, you will never want a ham BBQ any other way.

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Ingredients Needed for Ham Barbecue

Chip Chop Ham – You’ll need one pound of Isaly’s chipped chopped ham.

BBQ sauce – Be sure to grab one jar (16-ounces) of Isaly’s famous BBQ sauce.

Potato Rolls – This recipe calls for 3-4 buttered and toasted potato rolls.

How to Make Chipped Chopped Ham BBQ Sandwiches

Butter the potato rolls and place them on a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Buttered side down.

Once golden brown and lightly toasted remove them from the pan. Set aside.

Grab a small pot and combine the chip chop ham and one, 16-ounce jar of Isaly’s BBQ sauce.

Gently stir until well combined and heated through.

Add the hot ham BBQ to the rolls and enjoy immediately.

Storage

Store any leftover ham BBQ in an airtight container for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through. Best enjoyed immediately after adding the ham BBQ to the roll.

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chipped chopped ham barbecue sandwich - healthyish foods

Chipped Chopped Ham Barbecue

Pittsburgh is known for a variety of things, but the famous Isaly’s chipped chopped ham barbecue sandwich is really something special. Growing up, we would make frequent trips to Isaly’s.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Isaly’s chipped chopped ham
  • 1 jar Isaly’s BBQ sauce, 16-ounce jar
  • 3-4 potato rolls
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter, to toast the rolls

Equipment

  • 1 non-stick skillet
  • 1 small pot

Instructions 

  • Butter the potato rolls and place them on a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Buttered side down.
  • Once golden brown and lightly toasted remove them from the pan. Set aside.
  • Grab a small pot and combine the chip chop ham and one, 16-ounce jar of Isaly’s BBQ sauce.
  • Gently stir until well combined and heated through.
  • Add the hot ham BBQ to the rolls and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 449kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 1551mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 263IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 123mg, Iron: 2mg