Southern Bologna Burgers

Anita 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

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.

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 640kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the burgers

For the pimento cheese topping

Instructions

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.

Nutrition

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.

Southern Reuben Sandwich

For years and years and years I made my Reuben sandwiches pretty ‘normal’. Russian or Thousand Island dressing. A little (or a lot) of corned beef or pastrami. Warmed sauerkraut. And plenty of Swiss cheese. Then along came this southern take on a Reuben sandwich. I’ll never make a Reuben the ‘old’ way again. Crunchy tangy coleslaw replaces the kraut. A spicy homemade dressing replaces the stuff out of the bottle. This is nothing but good.

Southern Reuben Sandwich

I prefer pastrami on my southern Reuben sandwich. I like the extra kick of the peppery flavoring. And when it comes to pastrami, my hands-down favorite is my homemade version. Sure, I’m biased, but for good reason. I’ve never heard anything but high praise for my pastrami. I can never make enough.

Southern Reuben Sandwich

 I’ll never make a Reuben the ‘old’ way again. Crunchy tangy coleslaw replaces the kraut. A spicy homemade dressing replaces the stuff out of the bottle. This is nothing but good.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 754kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the sauce mixture

For the slaw mixture

  • 1/2 cup sauce mixture from above
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix

For the sandwich

  • Sauce and slaw mixtures from above
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 pound pastrami or corned beef, sliced thin

Instructions

For the sauce mixture

  • Combine all ingredients.

For the slaw mixture

  • Combine all ingredients.

For the sandwich

  • Note: If desired you can toast the sandwich in the oven in a 350 F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Slather one side of each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon of the sauce mixture.
  • Divide cheese, meat and slaw mixture between 4 slices of the bread.
  • Top with remaining bread and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 2095mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Bread Machine Southern Biscuits

Only 1 in every 5 of my attempts to bake from scratch comes out successful. That’s up from 1 out of 6 a few years ago, but still not anything to brag about. So, the more I can use my bread machine, the better. And it’s even better when what I make comes out fantastic, like these southern biscuits. They have a great buttery flavor, light texture and smell absolutely divine. Now, they aren’t super light and flaky like dough you’d make by hand (if you weren’t me that is) but they are a great substitute for those biscuits you get in a tube, that’s for sure!

Bread Machine Southern Biscuits

You can substitute maple syrup for the honey and end up with the perfect biscuit for a sausage breakfast sandwich. And of course, bread machine southern biscuits are perfect for the best thing ever made, deep fried biscuits. Oh yes!

Slather these bad boys with some bacon jam and you’ll be in for a real treat!

Bread Machine Southern Biscuits

The more I can use my bread machine, the better. And it’s even better when what I make comes out fantastic, like these southern biscuits. 
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 213kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place in the ingredients into your bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. For mine, I begin with the wet ingredients and then add the dry.
  • Process on the dough cycle until done.
  • Remove dough from bread machine and roll out until 1/2″ thick. Try to not over-work the dough.
  • Cut into desired sizes and transfer to a buttered sheet pan.
  • Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Bake biscuits for 15 minutes or until lightly golden in color.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.