Ah, fried bologna sandwiches. Now, they aren’t something I eat every day, but when I do make them I do them up right. And that means brushing them with plenty of this hot bologna sauce. The sauce adds a bit of a tang, a bit of a sweetness, and a bit of heat. The perfect combination for a hot-off-the-grill or hot-out-of-the-skillet bologna slices. The beauty of this sauce is that you can really change it up by adding a different BBQ sauce depending on your mood.
I used my smokehouse BBQ sauce when I made this hot bologna sauce. I like the little bit of smokiness that it adds. This sauce is just as crazy good brushed onto grilled hot dogs or smoked sausages.
This sauce is great on my southern bologna burgers.
Hot Bologna Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups
- 1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup prepared mustard
- 3/4 cup chili sauce
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons your favorite hot sauce
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
I don’t know Ross, and I’ve never been to his pool room. I came across this recipe for hot bologna sauce on a grilling group on Facebook, and instantly knew it was something I needed to make. Bologna burgers (or sandwiches) are an awesome thing, and something I love to make, from Ross’ Pool Room Bologna burgers to my smoked bologna sandwiches and Cleveland fried bologna sandwiches. Ross’ Pool Room hot bologna sauce brings a nice spicy, tomato-based punch to bologna burgers. It’s also great on hot dogs, hamburgers, and grilled chicken.
Apparently Ross’ Pool Room was once (I cannot find it on Google) a place in West Virginia. It sounds like my kind of place. Pool, music, and great simple food, like bologna sandwiches or burgers.
I adapted this recipe for Ross’ Pool Room hot bologna sauce from what appeared to be the restaurant’s original recipe, which made a big batch. You’ll still get 2 cups out of my version, plenty for a number of sandwiches or southern bologna burgers.
If you happen to be in Nashville, Indiana, I recommend that you swing by Our Sandwich Place on South Van Buren Street and grab yourself a Larry’s Triple Bologna and Cheese Triple Decker sandwich. Now, it doesn’t come with hot bologna sauce, but it’s a mighty respectable and tasty bologna sandwich for sure!
Ross' Pool Room Hot Bologna Sauce
Servings 2 cups
- 6 ounces your favorite BBQ sauce
- 3 ounces prepared yellow mustard
- 4 ounces chili sauce
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 ounce Texas Pete hot sauce
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste