BBQ Bologna Recipe
“Mississippi Prime Rib”One of the finest bbq memories I have growing up around a smoker, is the taste of BBQ Bologna. Don’t turn your nose up at the thought; I promise it’s mighty fine eatin’. If you find yourself at one of my shin-digs chances are you’re gonna get to sample some of the finest bbq bologna you’ve ever tried. I’ve been cooking it this way for as long as I can remember, and it’s one of the easiest things to smoke that I know of. Of course you’ll need a smoker and some wood/charcoal for heat, but here’s a few other things you’ll need as well.
- 10 lb Stick of Bryan Bologna (other brands are acceptable but Bryan is best in the South!)
- 8oz BBQ Rub (The BBQ Rub.)
- 16 oz Bbq Sauce
It doesn’t get much easier than this….Fire up the smoker and bring it to 225 with a thin smoke rolling out. Place the Stick of Bologna on a cutting board and remove the “red skin” wrapper. Using a chef’s knife, bologna in half. Now take your BBQ dry rub and sprinkle a good coating on all sides and it’s ready for the smoker. Place it on the rack and close the door. You’re done for 3 hours just be sure to keep the fire going and the temperature at 225. After 3 hours of cook time and a few cold beers, it’s time to glaze. By now I’ve usually have a crowd of folks hanging around the smoker looking like starved vultures.
- Take the bologna off and slice it into 1/4 to 1/2 slices
- Put all slices in an aluminum pan
- Pour your bbq sauce over it
- Close the smoker door and continue cooking for another 30 – 45 minutes
- Once the sauce has caramelized, it’s ready to go to the table
Now that’s some Good Eats!Another way of serving BBQ Bologna is to quarter up Red & Green Peppers and Sweet Vidalia Onions. Start them in the bbq sauce bath alongside the bologna at the beginning. After the Bologna has smoked for 3 hours, slice it and throw the pieces into the bbq sauce bath. Cover with Aluminum foil and let it all cook for another 30 – 45 minutes. Set the entire pan in a wire chaffing rack and jump back cause people are going to flock to it!
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