SPAM Eats To Try Right Now

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For sure, SPAM isn’t exactly food that cost more than $1,000.  But this is probably the best comfort food out there!  Here are some great spam eats for any time of the day.

#1 Reuben SPAM Roll-Ups

Mix a 12-ounce can of finely diced SPAM Classic, a cup of Thousand Island salad dressing, a 14-ounce can of drained sauerkraut, 2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese.  Cut the crust off 16 to 18 slices of swirled rye bread and roll them thin using a rolling pin.  Spoon the SPAM mixture on the bread slices, roll them up, and slice in half.  Coat with 1/4 cup of melted butter.  Bake for 15 minutes at 375°F.

Reuben Spam Roll-Ups


#2 SPAM Bites

Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Place a 12-ounce can of grated SPAM Hot and Spicy and a tablespoon of dried chives in a large nonstick skillet.  Cook the SPAM until it is lightly browned.  In a mixing bowl, mix a package of cooked Jasmine rice and SPAM.  Add a cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese and a cup of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese.  Mix until well combined.  Turn this mixture into miniature sized balls and place on a baking sheet.  IN a different bowl, beat 3 egg whites until frothy.  In another bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs, 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning.  Dip every SPAM ball in the egg whites and coat with the bread crumb mixture.  Return them to the baking pan and bake for 15 minutes at 375°F or until lightly browned.

Spam Bites


#3 Spicy SPAM Rice Bites

Using a skillet, cook 6 1/4 inch slices of SPAM Classic and 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce until slightly crispy.  Cool for a bit and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.  With a tablespoon, scoop 3/4 cup of cooked white rice on each SPAM square and round out the shape.  Sprinkle them with a tablespoon of bacon bits and a tablespoon of furikake.  Make 6 drizzles of sriracha mayo on top and garnish with 2 teaspoons chopped green onions.

Spicy Spam Rice Bites


#4 Spicy SPAM Sliders

In a bowl, combine a cup of mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1 1/2 tablespoons of red hot sauce, and a teaspoon of paprika and set aside.  Heat vegetable oil on medium heat.  Slice a 12-ounce can of SPAM Classic into 1/4 inch thick slices.  Dip each piece into 3 lightly beaten large eggs and then in 2 cups of Italian seasoned bread crumbs.  Saute them in oil until both sides are golden brown.  Drain well and assemble using SPAM Classic, 8 slices of cooked bacon cut in half, 4 rings of fresh pineapple cut in half, a little of the sauce you made earlier, and a second slice of SPAM.

Spicy Spam Sliders


#5 Adobo SPAM Musubi

Mix 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of rice vinegar, 2 to 3 cloves of chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of green onion whites cut in half lengthwise, 2 cracked bay leaves, and 1/2 tablespoon of finely crushed black peppercorn.  Marinate a 12-ounce can of SPAM Classic thinly sliced lengthwise in the vinegar for 4 hours.  Heat a medium saute pan and take out the SPAM from the marinade.  Drain well.  With 1 ounce of olive oil, saute SPAM on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes for each side.  Add the marinade to the span with SPAM and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or when the sauce becomes lightly sticky.  Take out from the pan and place on rice and wrap with seaweed.

Adobo SPAM Musubi


#6 SPAM Cheesecake

In a bowl, mix 3 cups of crushed oyster crackers, a cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup of melted butter.  Set aside 1/4 cup of this mixture for the topping.  Press the remaining crumb mixture to the bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan.  Cover and put in the fridge for 30 minutes at least.  In a skillet, heat a 12-ounce can of diced SPAM Classic until lightly browned and set aside.  In a big mixing bowl, beat 4 8-ounce packages of softened cream cheese, until smooth.  Add 4 lightly beaten eggs until combined.  Add the SPAM, an 8-ounce can of drained pineapple tidbits in juice, 2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese, 1/3 cup of minced chives, 1/4 cup of minced fresh basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.  Beat until combined and pour into the crust.  Sprinkle with the set aside crumb mix.  Place the pan on a baking sheet at bake for 70 to 90 minutes for 325°F or until the filling is set.  Turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door open for around 30 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen.  Cool for 1 more hour and remove the cheesecake.  Refrigerate overnight if you want it chilled.  Serve with assorted crackers.

SPAM Cheesecake


#7 Bacon SPAM Cheeseburger Dip

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  In a large skillet, cook 1/2 pound of ground beef thoroughly.  Drain and set aside.  In the same skillet, lightly brown SPAM.  Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.  With the same pan, saute 1/2 diced medium onion and a clove of minced garlic in the drippings.  In a large bowl, mix 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.  Add the beef, SPAM, onions, and garlic and stir.  Pour the mixture on a baking dish and heat for 15 to 20 minutes.  Serve with corn chips or potato chips for dipping.

Bacon SPAM Cheeseburger Dip


#8 SPAM French Toast Sticks

In a bowl, mix a 12-ounce can of grated or thinly sliced SPAM Classic and 2 8-ounce cups of shredded Cheddar cheese.  In a different bowl, beat 6 large eggs and a tablespoon of vanilla extract.  Flatten 16 slices of white bread with crusts removed using a rolling pin.  Sprinkle the SPAM mixture on the bread’s surface, roll, and gently press to seal the edges.  Dip every stick in the egg mixture and turn gently to coat all of the sides.  Place them on a lightly sprayed griddle or skillet.  Cook on medium heat, gently turning until the sides are lightly browned and sticks thoroughly warmed.  Dust them lightly with cinnamon and powdered sugar.  Serve with honey or any syrup for dipping.

SPAM French Toast Sticks


#9 SPAM Potato Pierogi Casserole

Heat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  Heat 2 24-ounce tubs of mashed potatoes based on directions.  Spoon the hot potatoes in a large bowl and add and mix 2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese a cup of sour cream, 3/4 of a 12-ounce can of diced and sauteed SPAM Classic, and a 1/2 a small diced onion.  Spread 1/6 cup of melted butter into the bottom of the dish.  Place 3 cooked and cooled lasagna sheets in single layer on top of the butter.  Spoon 1/3 of the potato mixture over the noodles.  Repeat the layers two more times.  Pour 1/6 cup of melted butter over the potatoes.  Sprinkle 1/4 of the SPAM.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before you slice.

SPAM Potato Pierogi Casserole


#10 SPAM & Gnocchi Soup

Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot on medium heat.  Add 1 diced small onion, 3 diced celery stalks, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 peeled and shredded carrots in hot oil.  Cook until the onion is translucent, around 5 minutes.  Stir in a 12-ounce can of SPAM Classic and 4 cups of chicken broth.  Bring them to a simmer.  Stir a 16-ounce package mini potato gnocchi into the soup and cook until they float, around 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir in a 6-ounce bag of baby spinach leaves and cook until wilted for around 3 minutes.  In a small bowl, combine a tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water until smooth.  Include the cornstarch and 2 cups of half-and-half cream into the soup.  Cook until the soup slightly thickens, around 5 minutes.  Season with a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper.

SPAM & Gnocchi Soup


#11 SPAM Cheeseball

In a food processor bowl, finely chop a 12-ounce can of SPAM Classic.  In a medium bowl, mix well the SPAM, 2 8-ounce cups of shredded Cheddar cheese, a 3-ounce package of softened cream cheese, 1/2 a teaspoon of dehydrated and crumbled onion flakes, 1/2 a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1/8 teaspoon of dry mustard, and 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until firm.  Shape the cheese mixture into a ball, wrap in wax paper, and put in the ref right before serving time.  Roll the cheeseball in 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley and 2 tablespoons paprika, if desired.  Serve with crackers.

SPAM Cheeseball


#12 Spam and Spinach Mini Quiches

Heat oven to 350°F and grease muffin pans.  In a large bowl, mix well a 12-ounce can of finely chopped SPAM Lite, 8 lightly beaten large eggs, half a 10-ounce thawed and squeezed dry package of frozen chopped spinach, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of minced onion, 1/2 cup of shredded Swiss cheese, 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper.  Place 3 12-ounce cans of refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough in muffin cups.  Press them gently to fit.  Spoon the SPAM mixture in each cup.  Bake them for 25 to 30 minutes until the egg mixture is set and the mixture golden brown.

Spam and Spinach Mini Quiches


#13 SPAM Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Heat the oven to 425°F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.  In a skillet, cook 1/2 a cup of diced SPAM with Bacon on medium to high heat until they are lightly browned.  In a large bowl, sift 5 ounces of all-purpose flour, 2/3 ounce of baking powder, 5 ounces of bread flour, 1/2 ounce of sugar, and a pinch of salt.  Cut in 3 1/2 ounces shortening or butter until the mixture looks like coarse corn meal.  Add 6 1/2 ounces of milk.  Mix until the dough is soft.  Add the SPAM, 1/2 cup of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, and 1 seeded and diced jalapeño pepper and mix until combined.  Knead the dough lightly around 20 seconds or 10 times until it is slightly elastic and soft, not sticky.  Roll out for an inch, guaranteeing uniform thickness. Cut out the biscuits close together and press the cutter straight down.  Place the biscuits 1/2 an inch apart on the baking sheet.  Brush the biscuits with a lightly beaten large egg mixed with few drops of water.  Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway.

SPAM Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits


#14 SPAM Sunnydogs

Cut a 12-ounce SPAM Classic width-wise to 6 1/2-inch pieces.  Afterwards, cut them into thirds.  In a bowl, mix well 1 1/2 cups of a complete buttermilk pancake mix, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup of applesauce, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Add 1/4 cup of water and stir until combined.  Add SPAM to the batter and stir to coat evenly.  Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat and add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.  Take out the SPAM from the batter using a fork, allowing the excess batter to drip.  Place the SPAM in a skillet, cook the pieces, turn once, until golden brown.  Insert popsicle sticks into the pieces and serve with maple syrup, honey, or even some more applesauce for dipping.

SPAM Sunnydogs


#15 SPAM Picante Omelet Pie

Heat the oven to 375°F and grease lightly an 8″ x 8″ baking dish.  Pour 1/2 a cup of picante sauce, into a baking dish and sprinkle with 2 cups of a shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend and a 12-ounce can of diced SPAM Lite.  In a food processor bowl, process 6 large eggs and 1 cup of sour cream until smooth.  Pour this over the cheese and SPAM.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or when the knife inserted in the center is clean.  Let stand for 5 minutes before you slice.  Garnish with sliced tomatoes and chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.

SPAM Picante Omelet Pie

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