Ross’ Pool Room Hot Bologna Sauce

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.

Ross' Pool Room Hot Bologna SauceApparently 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.

Ross' Pool Room Hot Bologna SauceI 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

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Author Mike


  • 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


  • Whisk together all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.