Southern Bologna Burgers

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My wife got me hooked on thick-cut bologna burgers and sandwiches. They are like the grown-up versions of the bologna sandwiches I had as a kid. I get the deli to cut chub bologna 1/2″ thick and then either fry, grill, or smoke it. Then I slather the bologna with Ross’ Pool Room sauce and serve it on buns topped with onion and pimento cheese. Yeah, that’s a Southern bologna burger right there!

Southern Bologna Burgers

Keep It Simple

Any pimento cheese will work on these southern bologna burgers. I didn’t go crazy making one of my more complicated versions. Simple is just fine. For a bit of a kick substitute pepper jack cheese for the Colby or add a minced seeded jalapeno pepper.

You can make these delicious burgers with Ross’ Pool Room bologna sauce or my hot bologna sauce.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Get the real stuff.

Southern Bologna Burgers
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Southern Bologna Burgers

I slather the bologna with Ross’ Pool Room sauce and serve it on buns topped with onion and pimento cheese. Yeah, that’s a Southern bologna burger right there!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword bologna, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 640kcal
Author Mike


For the burgers

For the pimento cheese topping


For the burgers

  • Make a 1″ cut in the bologna from and edge towards the center.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat or fire up a grill for direct cooking.
  • Fry or grill the bologna, brushing with the sauce as it cooks. You want to get a light char on he bologna.
  • Toast the buns if desired.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing the bologna on the bun bottoms. Add the pimento cheese and bun top and serve.

For the pimento cheese topping

  • Combine all ingredients.


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 530mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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