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a large piece of bologna that has been smoked and sliced on a cutting board
5 from 4 votes

Smoked Balogna

This easy smoker recipe creates the most flavorful BBQ glazed smoked bologna for making delicious sandwiches.
Author Diana
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspsoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 log (3-4 pounds) bologna
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. Set aside.
  • Preheat the smoker to 225°F/107°C.
  • With the help of a sharp knife, carefully unwrap the bologna to remove the outer layer. Then with the knife score the bologna to create diamond shapes on all sides.
  • Spread the mustard all over the bologna, then season with the prepared seasoning.
  • Place the bologna on the smoker over indirect heat, and smoke for 3-4 hours or until the internal temp is 165°F/74°C and a nice bark is formed but not until it becomes black. During the last 30 minutes, brush with BBQ sauce.
  • Slice and serve in sandwiches.

Notes

  • You want to buy a whole log (it's actually called a "chub") of bologna from the deli. Just ask for it unsliced. Depending on the brand of bologna, you should end up with a piece of meat that is about 4 pounds. Feel free to do any amount of bologna that you want though. You can easily double the seasoning ingredients to coat a larger piece.
  • This smoked bologna method will work with any type of bologna sausage. Try all-beef bologna or German bologna.
  • Some bologna will come with a waxy red wrapper. Be sure to remove that before cooking.
  • Cross-hatching is important. This creates extra surface area so that the crust gets crispy and allows the bologna to expand as it's heated.
  • To Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 754kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 2479mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg