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5 Awesome SPAM Recipes for Summertime Cookouts

These delicious SPAM recipes are sure to make your summer camping trips a treat.

SPAM®. The mystery meat in a can. So misunderstood and reviled that internet junk mail was named after it. Millions laugh at it and curse its existence, turning their nose up at even the suggestion of eating it. That's a shame, because spam makes a damn fine meal in the right situation, summer time camp cookouts being a ideal time for the marvelous meat product that GI's ate a total of 100 million pounds of during WW2.

Below you'll find five awesome spam recipes for your next summer cook out, all gleaned from the wonderful SPAM® Pinterest page and the company's website.

1. Spam Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuits.


Spam and eggs is a classic breakfast staple, and a great way to get a head start on a long day on the trail or river.


  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® with Bacon, cut into 8 strips
  • 8 slices cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough

Pro tip: Add some kale to make it look even more appealing to health conscious SPAM newbies.

View the instructions here.

2. Spam Hawaii Kabobs


It's no secret that SPAM® has been incredibly popular in Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultures since WWII. This recipe reflects that popularity with the inclusion of rice, pineapple and macadamia nuts.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple preserves
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Less Sodium, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cored, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 6 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

View the instructions here.

3. Spam Tacos


Who doesn't love tacos? Now even better with SPAM®!


  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Jalapeño, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup canned corn, drained
  • 10 yellow corn taco shells, heated
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Queso Fresco cheese
  • Salsa, sour cream and WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® dip

View the instructions here.

4. Hawaiian Spam Piggies in a Blanket


More of that delicious Pacific Island Influence.


  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM Classic®
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough

View the instructions here.

5. Spamburger® Hamburger


Worried about your ground hamburger meat going bad? Not to worry, SPAMBURGER® has you covered. Low calorie to boot!


  • 1 Can SPAM®
  • 4 split hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 1-ounce slices light American cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 sliced tomato

Hint: No real reason to stick to the recipe here. Pile on your favorite burger fixings and chow down!

View the instructions here.

These recipes should get you started on a SPAM® filled summer. Now if you'll excuse me, I have the irresistible urge for canned meat product.


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