"Gooey Buns" Recipe


I am looking for a recipe from the 1950s or 60s. They were called "Gooey Buns" and contained cubes of ham, hard boiled eggs, cheese (Velveeta?) and some other ingredients? Then the mixture was placed in hot dog buns, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven until melted and gooey. I loved these when I was a child and my Mom made them often. Thanks for the help!


Kat from Will County, IL

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

Found this recipe, might be what you are looking for

Gooey Buns

Cheap, simple salad for sandwiches. I don't ever remember eating it on buns, but for some reason we always call it gooey buns? Sometimes I run the pickles through the food processor, other times I just chop it myself. I think that this recipe came from my Grandma, but I'm not sure The serving size is just a guess.

* 1 lb ham
* 2 pickles (or 1/2 cup relish)
* 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1/2-3/4 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons mustard



Dice ham and pickles.

Mix all ingredients well, adjusting the amount of mayo to your taste. If desired, chill to allow flavors to meld. Serve on bread or buns - great for brown bags / picnics.

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November 13, 20180 found this helpful

Use chopped up chip chop ham instead. Put all of ingredients on hamburger buns. Wrap each sandwich in foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. This was my grandma's Special sandwich recipe..

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

I have two, one is Filled Buns
1/2lb american cheese
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
4 hot dogs, ground
1 can chopped olives
salt, minced onions, minced pimento.


Mix together, put in hot dog buns moisten with mayo, wrap in foil and bake for 15 min, at 350.

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October 23, 20080 found this helpful

Filled Buns # 2
2 dozen hot dog buns
1 1/2 lb american cheese
2 cans of chopped black olives
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1 chopped onion
3 chopped hard boiled eggs
1 can diced pimentos
2 cloves garlic minced
1 jar chili sauce.
Mix together and put on buns, wrap in foil cook until hot inside
We used to take these camping and heat on the fire grill.
This is my favorite one!

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October 23, 20081 found this helpful

We called these "Hot Diggity Dogs". Chopped hot dogs, hard boiled eggs, relish and cheese. Put on hot dog buns, wrap in foil and heat in oven until hot.


We never measured. We just added ingredients to taste.

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October 24, 20080 found this helpful

RE: ISO: depression era balogna sandwich filling
MSG ID: 0082140


1 lb. bologna (or Spam)
3/4 lb. American cheese (like Velveeta)
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet pickle
1 tbsp. finely minced onion
12 hot dog buns

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Grind or finely chop bologna and cheese. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, pickle, and onion; mix well.

Cut hot dog buns open, spread with butter, then the filling.

Wrap each bun in foil.

Heat in slow oven at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Makes 12


Source: Cookbook USA

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May 21, 20170 found this helpful

I grew up in the upper peninsula in Michigan. We called the hot meltie sandwiches Gooey Louies!
Thanks, nice to know I'm not alone in my memories!

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November 4, 20170 found this helpful

My grandma made something she called Surprise Packages.

One small can of Spam, cubed
Three boiled eggs, mashed
1/3 cup grated or cubed cheese
3 tablespoons cream or milk


3 tablespoons hotdog relish
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons catsup

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl together, split buns in half and spread on top of bun, place under broiler open faced for two minutes, Yum!

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

This is the recipe I recall from my childhood (in the 60's). It was a card club favorite.

Goey Louies
1-1/2 lb. Isaly's chip-chopped ham, diced
1 lb. white cheddar cheese, cubed (small)
4 hard boiled eggs, diced
2 med. onions, very finely diced
1/2 bottle chili sauce
1 c mayonanaise (NOT Miracle Whip)

Mix together all ingredients. Place on buns (I use an ice cream scoop for equal measures). Wrap individually in foil and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Note: I prefer to "render" the chipped ham first in a large pot to get rid of extra grease. Drain, let cool, then proceed with recipe.

Yields approx. 20 sandwiches

Enjoy! :)

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December 22, 20180 found this helpful

Funny but this time of year my mom would make a mixture. Im gonna experiment with it to see if I can replicate it.

She used -
Cubed velveeta
Diced hard boiled egg
A little diced onion
A little diced green pepper
Canned milk
A little ketchup

Then it was put on hot dog rolls and broiled in the oven until melted. They were amazing!

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April 16, 20200 found this helpful

My mother had a recipe she called "Bun Filling". It consisted of

Cubed ham steak..about 1/3 cup
Cubed sharp cheddar..about 1/2 a standard brick
2-3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup green salad olives
3 Tbsp mayo
1/2 cup chili sauce
A couple of squirts of yellow mustard
Onion salt to taste

Spoon filling into a hot dog bun, wrap in foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. A favorite of mine when I was a kid, and still good!

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November 21, 20200 found this helpful

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