Gooey Buns Recipe

October 22, 2008

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
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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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January 18, 2008

I am looking for a childhood recipe called Gooey Buns. They were made with cubes of ham, cheese and I can't remember what else, but i loved them! It is a late 50's early 60's recipe.

Kat from Farm Country, IL


January 21, 20081 found this helpful
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Here is one that you could sub ham :GOOEY BUNS

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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By artena (Guest Post)
January 26, 20081 found this helpful
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Gind up hot dogs or bologna. Add mayo, sweet relish, mustard,onion.
Place on the bottom half of a deli bun.
Add cheez whiz on the top bottom half of the bun.
Put them together and bake in the oven for @ 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees or untill the bun is browned. The out side will be crispy and the inside will be soft and the cheese melted. Add sides as wanted, like baked beans, Mac and cheese, chip/dip.

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