Steelers Game Day Grub: Hawaiian Ham BBQ

The Steelers are back home to face the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football and we can definitely use some home cooking.

Now to take on the cuisine the opposing team is known for and try to yinzer-ize it is a rather difficult feat when it comes to Kansas City. Pittsburgh isn’t really challenging them in the BBQ department. The BBQ we’re most known for is ham BBQ.

Not just any old ham, Islay’s Chipped ham BBQ. It’s a staple and any pot-luck luncheon at work, any family get together and definitely any tailgate. Just as sure as Ben Roethlisberger will pump fake you into an anxiety attack there will be ham BBQ at a tailgate at Heinz Field on Sunday night.

Ham BBQ is one of those old reliable recipes because you can either use Islay’s jarred sauce with it or make your own and no self-respecting yinzer would turn down ham BBQ. We’ve done ham BBQ before so today we’re looking for a special twist to the old classic.

We turned to John Chamberlin of the Ya Jagoff Podcast for his twist on the Pittsburgh tradition. He came up with a ham BBQ with a Hawaiian twist. Just throw you chipped ham into the slow cooker as usual. Add some relish and some King’s Hawaiian BBQ sauce.

Set it at 400 degrees and forget it for a couple of hours to let the flavors all marry. Then serve on King’s Hawaiian buns. Look at you, getting all exotic for your tailgate. Here’s hoping Keith Butler can be exotic with his blitzes so the defense can actually sack a quarterback this season.

You can follow the Ya Jagoff Podcast Right here. Thanks to John for the recipe!

Enjoy the game and the grub!

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

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