Sweet, smoky ham in an easy homemade barbecue sauce that you can whip up in 10 minutes! Beat the dinner time rush with this quick, flavorful meal!
We love, love, love this recipe.
I wish I could remember where I found this recipe…. possibly in a Taste of Home magazine of my mom’s. We have been enjoying this recipe for years, whenever I can find some good deli ham on sale.
It is such an easy recipe! And the sauce is perfectly sweet and sour (and you can probably tell by now how we love our sweet and sour). It’s perfect for a quick meal whenever you don’t have a lot of time or energy for cooking.
I rarely buy deli meat because the prices on our regular grocery stores are usually atrocious, and the deli that I like to get my meat at is an extra stop when I have little time. But I stopped in this weekend and stocked up because it had been way too long since we’ve had these sandwiches.
Don’t you just love it when you’ve got something in the fridge you’re saving for a particular recipe and you find out your significant other has eaten it for lunch while you were at work? It’s happened a few times here, and then it’s always a scramble at dinner time.
When I got home from work today I was a little worried, wondering if my husband had gotten into my ham at lunch today. I knew I had told him I was saving it specifically for this recipe, but when his stomach’s rumbling and there’s one and a half roasted potatoes in the fridge, I’m not sure how reliable his memory is.
When he came in for supper and saw what I was making these he confessed that he had opened the package at lunch, gave it one longing look and wrapped it back up and put it in the fridge. He didn’t remember what I was using it for, but was pretty sure he’d get in trouble if he dipped into my stash.
He was right.
Anyway, lucky for me (him), it was all there and we got to eat these amazing sandwiches for dinner.
Feel free to smother these with any toppings you prefer on a barbecue ham sandwich: cole slaw, pickles, cheese, lettuce, etc. Me? I’m a meat-on-a-bun kind of girl. No interference.
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp prepared mustard
- 1-2 tsp corn starch prepared with equal parts water, as needed
- 1½ lbs shaved deli ham
- Combine water through mustard in a large pan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 3-4 minutes to bring flavours together.
- Stir in corn starch and water mixture until you reach desired thickness.
- Add ham and heat through, 3-4 minutes.
- Serve on your favourite bun or roll.
Serve on these Buttery Bread Machine Rolls (with stand mixer instructions)!
You might also like this Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork!
More great ham recipes!
Smoked Chipotle Pineapple Ham from Mariah’s Pleasing Plates.
Easy Sriracha Ham from The Food Charlatan.
Baked Ham and Cheese Tart from Hip Foodie Mom.