Po' Man's Ham Salad (makes enough to feed a group)

Po' Man's Ham Salad (makes Enough To Feed A Group)

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Cathy Nunn


I learned how to make this from a sweet woman Margorie Siem, of McAllen, Texas. She has since passed on, but she generously passed along her wonderful recipes to me and others in our American Legion Auxiliary in McAllen. Marge was a gem of a lady and could she cook!!! I was blessed that she passed to me many of her best dishes! If you are making sandwiches for a group of people, this recipe is a MUST HAVE! It's like a "faux" ham salad, tasting like a deviled ham spread. It's delicious and so easy to make! This has fed many a hungry person at our American Legion Conventions!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 2 pounds
30 Min


  • 2 lb
    deli bologna (buy in bulk from the butcher-get the least expensive one!)
  • 3/4 c
    salad dressing (like miracle whip, but try to find the least expensive brand. they are just as good!) can use more if needed.
  • 2/3 c
    finely minced celery
  • 2/3 c
    finely minced sweet onion
  • 1/2 c
    sweet pickle relish (may use more--to your taste)
  • 1 small
    jar chopped, drained pimientos (optional...that's my own addition... wasn't marge's idea.)

How to Make Po' Man's Ham Salad (makes enough to feed a group)


  1. Remove the red plastic sheath from around the bologna. Run through a chopper or food processor. Don't process it too much, just enough to make it a salad or spread-type consistency. Run the celery and onion through the chopper as well to achieve a fine minced consistency.
  2. Add salad dressing and the rest of the ingredients. Mix together very well to blend the flavors. Refrigerate in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid until you are ready to use it. (If you refrigerate it overnight before using it, it will taste even better!!)
  3. This makes a lot of sandwiches for an occasion or for your own use at home. It really does taste like a deviled ham spread, but is made with bologna! And the cost per serving is nominal, as opposed to buying a prepared ham spread!

    Bon Apetit' Y'all!

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