Bad Ass Bologna Sandwich Spread

This may be a regional thing. I’m not sure. All I know is that I ate a fair amount of it as a kid growing up in Michigan.

My mother made. I’m pretty sure her’s was just bologna, mayo and sweet relish.

This recipe is a tweaking of a great update by Cathy Nunn at JustAPinch.

I’ve only changed and added a bit.

I simply love this stuff. But then I grew up loving bologna since we had the best bologna in the world.


  • 1 lb bologna (Get it in one big chunk at the deli if you can, otherwise get the BEST BEEF bologna you can find
  • 1/3 c minced celery
  • 1/3 c minced onion
  • 1/4 c pickle relish
  • 1/4 c roasted red peppers
  • 1 heaping tsp pickled jalapeños
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/3 c mayonnaise


  1. Add the celery and the onion to a food processor, mince further a bit.
  2. Add the relish, peppers, jalapeños, and pulse a couple of times, just to mix.
  3. Cut up your bologna roughly into like 1 inch pieces. Add and pulse until fairly small.
  4. Add the mayo and pulse a few times to mix.
  5. You don’t want the mix to be mush, you should still be able to pick out pieces of the ingredients.

Serves: 1 lb. It should keep a week, if you can leave it alone.


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