Real Homemade Bologna


This is the REAL homemade bologna and it is simply delicious! My Grandmother made this and gave the recipe to my Mom, and she gave it to me! You can say it is passed down! I am not a real big fan of Bologna, but once you taste this, you will love it all over again!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hr 15 mins
24 servings


  • 3 pounds ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons sugar-based curing mixture (such as Morton® Tender Quick®)

  • 1 cup water

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, curing salt, water, garlic powder, onion powder and liquid smoke using your hands. Divide in half, and form each half into a roll. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 24 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Unwrap the beef rolls, and place them on a greased baking sheet or roasting pan.

  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, turning the meat over after 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled. Slice, and eat on sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
9g Fat
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 896mg 39%
Protein 9g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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