Monkey Meat – It’s Not What You Think!

So you simply must know what Monkey Meat is, and what’s in it? Before you run away, let me clarify – no monkeys were harmed in making this Monkey Meat. There are also no bananas… let me explain…

Monkey Meat

So here’s what it is – A delicious 3 ingredient spread that kids go bananas over! It also makes a great dip for crackers. It’s made from bologna, dill pickles and a little bit of mayo.

This brings back wonderful memories for me. At our house we called it ham salad (but yes, used bologna). We would sometimes use sweet relish in place of the dill pickles.

I remember making this with my Mom years ago. She let me grind it up with an old cast iron grinder she got from my grandma! My dogs would run under the table when they saw me get out the grinder as some would always drop!

Now I use my Kitchenaid mixer with the grinder, but this is still a must for my grown children to this day!

You don’t have to put it through a meat grinder at all. You can use a food processor.

This is still one of my favorite sandwiches. So simple ….yet sooooo tasty!

Monkey Meat Recipe

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Monkey Meat
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. stick bologna cut into cubes
  • 5 to 6 baby dill pickles drained
  • 1/2 cup mayo + more if needed
Instructions
  1. In a food processor pulse the bologna several times until it becomes very finely chopped, place in a large bowl.
  2. Wipe out the food processor and add the dill pickles, pulse a few times until very finely chopped.
  3. Add the dill pickles to the bologna along with the mayo. Stir to combine, keep chilled and spread on butter crackers or in-between to pieces of bread for a delicious sandwich!