A girlfriend's mom made this spread years ago for our Teen Club Luncheon back in Iowa in the 50's. I asked her to tell my Mom how to make it. I made the recipe for my kids while they were growing up & they still love it. Sweet relish and eggs round out the flavor of bologna in this simple but delicious spread. Serve it on cocktail toast, or use it in sandwiches. The amount of egg, creamy salad dressing and relish should be adjusted to taste.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

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  • Grind the bologna and eggs in a meat grinder with a medium blade.

  • In a large bowl, mix the bologna mixture with desired amount of creamy salad dressing and desired amount of sweet pickle relish. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

63.6 calories; 2 g protein; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 24.1 mg cholesterol; 235.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
My mother used to make this for us, for sandwiches. Instead of salad dressing, she used mayo & mixed everything up the same. I, also, have been feeding this to my family for years. It's just so good & great on crackers too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2011
I was lured in by the childhood nostalgia factor here and ended up regretting it. The recipe didn't work on several levels. For us there was too much relish - it almost added a bitter edge to the flavor even without using an entire cup. We also didn't use anywhere near 16 ounces of salad dressing probably less that half that amount and we still found it a little too much. This seemed to leave a bad aftertaste as well. This isn't horrible but if this were on a buffet table it's the kind of thing you'd try on a cracker and think "well that was kind of funky" and then you'd move on to the thousand other things that taste better than this. Sorry but this is one that I just can't recommend. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
My mother used to make this for us, for sandwiches. Instead of salad dressing, she used mayo & mixed everything up the same. I, also, have been feeding this to my family for years. It's just so good & great on crackers too. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
Oh wow! I thought my grandmother was the only one to make this stuff. If my dad and I are visiting at the same time, you'll always find one of us sneaking to the kitchen to get a bit of it. I've tried to duplicate it but still have never gotten it right. She uses Miracle Whip thinned with a teeny bit of milk, and just chops up sweet pickles while processing the bologna and eggs. I have a container of it in my fridge right now. This may sound strange, but the best way to eat this in a sandwich is with a few potato chips right in there with the bologna salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Our entire family enjoys this reipe! I like the amount of eggs give (I could never get it right before!) And I like the information on how to boil the eggs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
My grandma used to make this several times a year by the buckets full! It never lasted because we ate it all in a short amount of time. Don't use the sliced bologna. Use a ring bologna that isn't pickled. I use mayo and mix half with sweet relish and the other half with dill. I don't bother with the eggs. That's too much. Sandwich spread should be simple. Just the three ingredients and it's perfect! Slice eggs on your individual sandwich with mustard but you wouldn't put bologna on an egg salad sandwich would you? : ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
I grew up with this stuff! Though for some strange reason we called it ham salad and not a touch of ham in sight! My mother and grandmother (and me) use sweet gherkin pickles and a bit of onion in addition to the remaining ingredients. My own sons love it and it disappears whenever I get the urge to make it! Which just might have to be now... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
I think Dutchgirl missed it. The recipe says "with desired amount of creamy salad dressing and desired amount of sweet pickle relish". It doesn't say add the whole jar! We prefer Miracle Whip dressing. This too is one of my favorites my mom made in the 50's and my kids and grandkids love it as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
This is one of my most favorite comfort foods from childhood. Grandma used to make this with Canadian bologna (there's nothing like Canadian bologna I've never found anything like it here in the States) her own chicken's eggs Best Foods mayo and her own homemade hot pickles. She also added a couple shakes of pepper. I make it pretty much the same way only with the store deli bologna and zesty pickles. I really like it spread on saltines but it's pretty much good on anything. It's really simple to make and it stretches quite well for those on a budget but need cold lunches during the week. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2011
I was lured in by the childhood nostalgia factor here and ended up regretting it. The recipe didn't work on several levels. For us there was too much relish - it almost added a bitter edge to the flavor even without using an entire cup. We also didn't use anywhere near 16 ounces of salad dressing probably less that half that amount and we still found it a little too much. This seemed to leave a bad aftertaste as well. This isn't horrible but if this were on a buffet table it's the kind of thing you'd try on a cracker and think "well that was kind of funky" and then you'd move on to the thousand other things that taste better than this. Sorry but this is one that I just can't recommend. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2007
This stuff is the best!! Reminds me of growing up as a kid although we get the thicker bologna and julienne it instead of turning everything smooth. Good as just a salad that way really overall it's pretty darn good! Very similar to what the local deli makes which I used to buy before finding this recipe thanks for sharing. Read More
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