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10 Minute Barbecue

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When I make BBQ beef it takes a day and a half. This BBQ ham takes ten minutes. Chop an onion (and a green pepper too if you want) and saute lightly in a tablespoon of oil. Add 1 cup ketchup, 1 cup water, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons vinegar and simmer a few minutes. Add 1 lb deli boiled ham. Have the deli chip-chop it or if they don't do that have them slice it thin and then, at home, take a knife and slice through it a few times to make strippy pieces. Add the ham to the sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Eat on hamburger buns.

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  1. That sounds like it belongs in the "dirty little food secret" thread.

    1. Yes. Decades ago. I worked at a bbq place called Loves' woodpit bbq. One of our most popular sandwiches was Loves Delight or something like that. We would take all the meats that dried up in the pit and the steamer and chop them. Mix them with bbq sauce and slap it on a bun. We used whatever was available and so could you. You really want to commit a sacrilege, use bottled bbq sauce. It's even quicker.

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      1. re: Hank Hanover

        LOL, sacrilege of bottled bbg when you're already starting out w/ boiled ham. Sad but I might try this--I'll bet my kids would love it.

        1. re: Hank Hanover

          Actually, I have done. It's a good way to use up odd bits of leftover roast beef or potroast or pork roast or almost anything. Now I will really offend you: right after World War II when meat was still hard for civilians to get, local restaurants used to make barbecue sandwiches from lunchmeat. As far as I know, nobody was arrested for this.

          1. re: Hank Hanover

            Love's in L.A.?
            Do you have any recipes for the sauce there?

            1. re: hyde

              This was in 1972 or so. Their rib sauce was brought in in gallon cans. I guess corporate didn't wish to share the recipe.

              After 40 years or so, I don't think i would remember the recipe anyway. The Love's I worked at was in San Jose or maybe Santa Clara