Easy Meat Sandwiches
I watch for Bologna to go on sale or get it 2 for 1 and make a big batch of Bologna Salad made with some hard boiled eggs, pickle relish, mayonnaise, shredded Cheddar, and chopped onion.
I put this all through a grinder (or food processor) and divide it into small containers. I keep out one container and freeze the rest. I take sandwiches to work for lunch made from this Bologna Salad two to three days a week along with some chips I bought on sale. The onion and Cheddar cheese are nice additions and the amounts can be varied.
Sometimes I also use leftover chicken, turkey, or any kind of meat. This saves a lot on lunch (some of my coworkers spend as much as $20.00 a day at local restaurants).
Meat sandwiches are a great way to use leftovers.
Ground meat sandwiches are my favorite and this is a great way to use leftover roast, chicken, ham or turkey or to make meat stretch for a meal.
Many years ago, I was visiting a friend and a lady from her church had us over for lunch. She made the best meat sandwiches I had ever tasted. I couldn’t believe it when she told me it was bologna and cheese grated with mayo. They were so good!!!! It didn’t taste like bologna at all.
Another surprise grated meat sandwich I loved was Spam. I grate Spam with dill pickle and mayo (I add a little pickle juice for more moisture). No one I make these for ever knows it is Spam and they always love the sandwiches.
Note: We add sweet or dill pickles to many of our meat sandwiches. Chopping the pickles is one job Tawra and I both hate doing. Recently, she ran a jar of pickles through her chopper. Now she stores already chopped pickles (like a relish) in her fridge so all she needs to do is to spoon out a little when she needs it.
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