Classic Smoked Bologna Recipe

Classic Smoked Bologna Recipe

This Classic Smoked Bologna Recipe is an easy recipe that I recommend if you have a new smoker or grill that you’re eager to use. Don’t get me wrong. Even easy recipes are still tasty ones that everyone loves to eat. This recipe is for the 5 lb. bologna that you buy at your local grocery store. In this recipe I am cooking on my Bradley Smoker to get that perfect finish on this Bologna.


Bologna Binder Ingredients
• 1/2 cup mustard
• 1 tsp Molasses
• 1 tsp Honey
Tip (Heat in a pot to get the molasses and honey to mix evenly with the mustard).
Bologna BBQ Rub Ingredients
• 1/2 cup bread crumbs plain
• 1 tsp onion powder
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp ground mustard
• 1/2 tsp black peppercorn ground
• 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
• 1 tbsp. brown sugar


1. Preheat your smoker to 230 degrees F. For this recipe I used mesquite wood to smoke with.
2. Using the tip of a sharp knife, cut into the bologna about 1/2 inch thick in a square pattern on all sides of the bologna.
3. Coat the bologna with the Bologna Binder and then coat the Bologna using the BBQ Rub. No mustard should be showing and use your finger tips to push the rub in-between the cuts.
4. Smoke the Bologna for about 3 to 4 hours. Bologna is pre-cooked so you can judge the completion based upon the color and flavor that you prefer.
5. During the last 30 minutes of cooking you can brush on the BBQ sauce of choice.
6. Slice anyway you prefer and Enjoy!

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