Old Timey Ham Sandwiches: A recipe post. I know, I’m shocked too.

With apologies to my mother on the post title.

Once upon a time, The Hubs decided he hated barbecue chipped ham sandwiches. Namely, he hated the Isley’s barbecue sauce. And let me tell you, around here, that’s sacrilegious.

So, my mother–a fan of chipped ham–dug into the depths of her recipe vault and pulled out an old family favorite. It’s chipped chopped ham. It’s barbecue sauce ( not Isley’s, but “real” barbecue sauce). It’s mayo.

The Hubs fell in love with them. He declared them the best ham sandwiches he’d ever eaten.

My mother says she remembers my Grandpa making these sandwiches in the early 60s. My aunt says in her area, they call them Garbage Sandwiches. Call them whatever you want. I simply call them Those Hot Ham Sandwiches. The Hubs requests them every week.

Well, maybe not every week.

…okay, yeah, every week.


This photo will win no awards. It was hastily taken in between bites and the fact it’s blurred shows that I was, in fact, chewing. I hope it reasonably conveys the awesomeness that are Those Ham Sandwiches.

Those Ham Sandwiches

What You’ll Need

1.5 to 2 pounds chipped ham
2 or 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 small onion, chopped fine
3/4 cup velveeta, cubed
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 barbecue sauce

The Process

Mix until combined. Heat until hot and velveeta is melted. Serve on buns or eat right from the pan.

Simple! Delicious!

You can thank me later.



  1. My husband will love these and, bonus, he can make them himself–except for the hard-boiled eggs, which I will happily prepare. Thanks!

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