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Grilla Grilled Bologna Recipe

You may be thinking: “Why would I ever want to barbecue bologna?” For one reason, this bologna has a first name it’s — mmmgood! Besides, having a wood-pellet-smoked bologna recipe up your sleeve gives you the opportunity to show off your pitmaster skills. Few people even consider making grilled bologna, ensuring you remain royalty among your grilling buds. Knowing how to smoke bologna also expands your smoker-grilling knowledge.



Preheat pellet grill to 225 degrees. Remove the wrapper from the bologna and slice it in half length-wise. Generously coat the bologna on all sides with rub. Toss on the Grilla Grill and cook for 3 hours. At 3 hours, raise your pit temperature to about 375 degrees and start coating the exterior with your sauce. Two coats should do it with 15 minutes of pit time between each coat. Let the sauce caramelize a bit on the last coat and then remove from the grill.

What Makes Grilled Bologna Taste So Amazing?

Take one bite of a grilled bologna and you’ll be blown away by the intensity of the experience. What makes smoking a bologna on a wood pellet grill so incredible?  Smoking bologna takes out all of the off-flavors and adds tons of smoke and savory flavors, accented by a sweet finish.

Remember that the type of BBQ rub or sauce you use for this smoked bologna recipe will also effect the palate-pleasing aspect of eating the final product. Choose whatever type you prefer and goes well with your fuel of choice.

What Is the Best Wood for Smoking Bologna?

At this point, we feel compelled to make a quick, precursory announcement: you can smoke a bologna with whichever type of wood pellet fuel you like. After all, you run your Silverbac. However, we do have a few notes to help you select a flavor of wood pellet.

As you know from grilling other meats like ribs, brisket and tenderloin, the meat becomes infused with the overall essence of the smoke. Based on that fact, you should always choose a wood pellet with a flavor that you want your smoked bologna to take on. For instance, if you choose a sweeter smoke, like apple, your bologna will be sweeter. A bolder smoke, like hickory, will give the grilled bologna more of a nutty, earthy flavor.

Experiment every time you smoke a bologna to discover which wood pellets are best suited for each meal.

What Can You Do With a Smoked and Grilled Bologna?

You bought a 10-pound bologna and smoked it for hours in your pimped-out Grilla. Now, the rubber meets the road as you figure out what to do with your smoky, basted superstar.

Obviously, smoked bologna can be eaten as a snack. You can even cube up the grilled bologna from this recipe and serve it as an appetizer. If you have leftovers from your party or tailgate, grilled bologna makes a perfect addition to plenty of your favorite meals. Add some pieces of grilled, smoked bologna to a mac and cheese recipe, include smoked bologna as an alternative to other meats in a gumbo or stew or treat it as an add-on to a skewer filled with seasonal veggies.

Plan to get creative because once you realize how easy it is to make a smoked bologna, you may just do it regularly.

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