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Mom's Old Fashioned Bologna Mix Recipe

The amounts for this bologna mix recipe are all totally approximate, because the recipe is very forgiving; you just throw in a bunch of ingredients, taste, add a little more mayo if needed, taste, add a little more relish if needed… you get the idea.  (Check out a few more pictures below.)
Author: Mona Lou via Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 1 pound bologna from a source you trust ground — you can use a meat grinder if you have it, or I just used my food processor. (Have you seen my favorite kitchen gadgets post?)
  • 1/2 of a small onion chopped small, or more if you like a lot of onion
  • 4 eggs hard-boiled and chopped into pieces — pastured eggs are best (you don't have to use 4, but I like a lot)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise – start with a little and keep adding until it's the consistency of a nice sandwich spread. Since all of it from the store has disgusting oils in it like canola or soybean along with a chemical cocktail of preservatives and artificial flavors, I make my own mayo, and at that post you can check out my new trick so it works EVERY time now, for real! It's fast and simple and SO tasty, if I do say so. If you don't want to make your own, though, the only kind I would buy is this mayo.
  • 1/4 cup organic relish sweet OR dill, whichever you prefer, I like sweet – only use organic — trust me on this, regular relish has preservatives and fake colors and all sorts of ickiness in there. Again, you may want to add more once you taste-test. Or if some of those you are serving want more and some don't, just spread some extra on their bread.
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix everything together, that's it!  Just be sure to taste-test and see what it might need a little more of to make it super yummy.   Spread it on your favorite bread, but I like it on homemade toasted buns (fried in lots of pastured butter of course), or buns from our local baker.