My Favorite Bologna or Ham Salad for Sandwiches

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“I grew up only knowing this by Ham Salad which is what my Mom and local Deli's up North called it. She said it was the "Poor Man's Ham Salad" which never contained any ham, just bologna, but giving it the wonderful flavor and color of what could have been ham. We loved it. I made it for my children as they grew up and it is still requested though they are adults now. I am in my 50's and still make it for myself as a snack spread or sandwich. I've seen a variation of recipes for this, tried some and still think mine is my favorite. Let me know what you think?”
2 pounds

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 453.59 g of your favorite bologna
  • 255.14 g packagesliced American cheese
  • 59.14 ml sweet pickle relish
  • 59.14 ml real mayonnaise (can use Miracle Whip)


  1. Do not use Velveeta for this recipe, it does not store well.
  2. I suggest a food processor for this recipe unless you prefer a meat grinder. Use a large bowl with tight lid for storing.
  3. Take all the bologna out of the packaging and quarter.
  4. Unwrap all the cheese slices (if in wrap) and quarter as well.
  5. Place half the meat and half the cheese in processor and pulse until semi-chunky. It should look spreadable. Scoop in bowl.
  6. Add remaining bologna and cheese, process.
  7. Place rest in large bowl and add relish, mix well.
  8. Add 1/2 of the mayo, stir. You can choose the consistency if you prefer. I like it a bit more mayonnaisy. Add rest if preferred.
  9. You can use either Miracle Whip or real Mayo, both are great. I like the real mayo because it works better with crackers.
  10. Serve on either a hamburger bun (kid's favorite), sandwich bread, or club crackers.
  11. Store remaining spread in fridge, it can last up to one week.

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