Mom's Veggie Ham BBQ Recipe

Mom's Veggie Ham BBQ


  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp pepper (I use stone ground black, but white works, too)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (Spanish or Yellow onions work best)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil (preferably a light canola)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs veggie hot dogs (I recommend Yves veggie dogs, but any brand will work)

How to make Mom's Veggie Ham BBQ

  1. Mix together the sugar, pepper, ketchup, vinegar and soy sauce in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, saute the onion in a tsp of oil on medium heat. Once the onions become translucent, stir in the ketchup mixture and remove from heat.
  3. Place all the veggie dogs on a cookie sheet. Using a large fork, mash up each dog into dice-sized pieces. (You can do this in a bowl or on a plate as well, but I’ve found a cookie sheet works best.) Combine mashed dogs with onion/ketchup mixture. Cook at medium high on the stove top for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low and simmer until lunchtime.
Tips: If you like a sloppier sandwich, double the amount of the ketchup mixture. If you like it a bit drier, add more veggie dog crumbles. If using Yves veggie dogs, 2 packs will work. For the non-veggie version, substitute Worcestershire sauce for the soy sauce and shredded ham lunch meat for the veggie dogs.
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