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!
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!
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!
We also had this growing up and mom used her old meat grinder as well. (I went out to our local antique store to get myself a grinder just to make this years ago!) The only difference from ours, is that we use Miracle Whip instead of mayo, and we add a medium sized sweet onion to the grinder. Mmmm so good, now I will have to buy some chunk bologna and make again. BTW my husband hates this, I think he is just crazy. And we always just called ours "Ground Bologna".
I love this on pumpernickel bread. I also grind in 2 hard boiled eggs with this. Soooo good!! I also add a little onion!!
My mom did the same thing and called it 'ham' salad. But she also used the grinder to grind cheese in with it. I use turkey instead of bologna to keep cholesterol low and use low fat mayo mixed with plain yogurt. YUM and healthier.
This brings back wonderful memories for me. At our house we called it ham salad (but yes, used bologna). We would use sweet relish in place of the dill pickles. A great sandwich spread.