This is a hard post for me to write. This recipe is one of my husband’s all time favorite sandwiches. His mother has made him these sandwiches since he was a little boy. Now, he even has my son asking for them. I, on the other hand, want no part of them. I think they’re gross. Nothing about this recipe is appealing to me. That’s why this post is hard for me to write!
Before writing this post, I surveyed my friends and family to see what they thought of this recipe. Some had never heard of it but thought it sounded good. But, many of them loved it. They remember their moms making it for them when they were younger. It seems to be one of those old fashioned recipes that has been around for ages and it was the go-to sandwich for parties and gatherings. My husband packs them in his lunch every year for hunting season. Just for the record, he buys the ingredients, makes them and eats them. I have nothing to do with them!
During my “research” I noticed that this sandwich goes by several names — Party Lunch Meat, Monkey Meat, Bologna Salad Sandwich Spread and probably several others. I call it gross, but, hey, that’s just me.
Sine one of the biggest party days of the year (Super Bowl Sunday) is coming up and since (according to so many people) this is great party food. I thought it was appropriate to share this recipe with you today. If you’re looking for some great sandwich ideas that make great Super Bowl Party food, check out:
- The Best Wimpies (Sloppy Joes) Ever!
- Slow Cooker Sloppy Steak Sandwiches
- Savory Steak Sandwiches
- Super Strombolis
These are all delicious recipes that are perfect for parties. As for the Party Lunch Meat, you’ll have to take my husband’s word for it — it’s a keeper!
Leave me comment and let me know where you stand on the Party Lunch Meat debate!
Party Lunch Meat
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1 1/2 pounds bologna (do not get it sliced)
1 small onion
1 large stalk of celery
1 (8 ounce) jar of green olives stuff with pimento
1-3 Tbsp Miracle Whip
Using a food grinder or food processor grind first four ingredients together until finely chopped/ground. Add Miracle Whip, one tablespoon at a time, until it is the consistency you desire.
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8 thoughts on “Party Lunch Meat”
Have you ever seen Sling Blade? If so, I believe the conversation between Frank and Karl about potted meat describes this best lol.
Mmm Hmm (in my best Billy Bob Thornton voice)! 🙂 You are soooo very right! I didn’t even think about that! LOL!
Iam 74 years old and my mother made this. when I was kid but she used mayonaise and relish, and then they called it ham salad, I make it today but I use good ham,onion and sweet relish
When I was doing my research, I noticed so many versions and ham was one of them. It’s one of those recipes that seems to have been around forever and has morphed into lots of versions! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! 🙂
My Mom made this mixture using a can of Spam. The morning she died, my brother and I sat at her kitchen table, reminiscing, crying and laughing. We laughed hardest when my brother said, “I will never have to eat that *&%# Spam salad again”
Isn’t it funny how food conjures up such memories?!? Thans fir sharing! 🙂
I’m right there with you – Ew. But hey, if it makes him happy, that’s all that matters! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Great minds think alike! 🙂