Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My mother used to grind the bologna with her old-fashioned crank grinder. She would make large batches as we all loved this. Thinking back, I am sure it also helped stretch her food budget. It really is good and simple to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb unsliced bologna or 1 (1 lb) packageof sliced bologna
  • 6 large dill pickles (i use kosher)
  • 12 cup mayonnaise, to taste


  1. Place bologna and pickles in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade.
  2. Process until they are finely chopped.
  3. Add mayo and pulse until well incorporated into mixture.
  4. Chill.
  5. Serve as sandwich spread.


Most Helpful

I am giving this five stars in advance because I know how it will taste! One of my jobs as a little girl was to help my mother grind the bologna in our old-fashioned meat grinder to make what she called "ham salad." (Another one of my jobs was to puncture the packet of yellow dye and squish it all around in the plastic bag of margarine to color it. In those days, margarine was sold white, and the packet of color had to be mixed in by the end user. It was illegal to sell it already colored yellow.) Back to the recipe at hand: We used Miracle Whip, and sweet pickles. I can hardly wait to buy some bologna and Miracle Whip and make a batch of this.I like one reviewer's idea of adding some onion. This is a cherished food memory for me, thank you!

Heirloom Tomato June 01, 2011

This is exactly how I make ground bologna! I got the recipe from my mom years ago and used to grind it up with an old cast iron grinder I had from my great grandma! My dogs would run under the table when they saw me get out the grinder as some would always drop! Now I use my Kitchenaid mixture with the grinder, but this is still a must for my grown children to this day!

CIndytc June 02, 2011

This was (still is) one of my favorite sandwiches when I was a kid. I still crave it and will make it myself.....although the texture is different since I don't put it through a meat grinder like my mother did. I do have one but I'm lazy!! So simple ....yet sooooo tasty!

catsoplenty June 01, 2011

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