Luncheon meat is one of the primary foods in many households. It becomes an essential part of grocery items, universally loved and stored in the kitchen.
It’s ready-to-eat straight from the can, but it can also be cooked, gently fried for a fast and intensely tasty meal that pairs perfectly with rice.
You can toss the ready-to-eat meats as chunks, strips, and bits into practically any dish and it can only be made better with it. It’s such a versatile ingredient in your kitchen that you can use it any time of the day. Whatever dish you’re making, you can’t go wrong by adding it to make the dish heartier.
Here are some recipes you must try where luncheon meat will be more tasty and delicious:
Luncheon meat and baked beans
This is a simple dish that I believe many will love, though some will think it’s unhealthy since it is made mostly with canned food. But this is a dish that’s packed full of nutritional benefits.
Baked beans are a source of iron, proteins, folic acids and have strong antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body.
It is a really common dish, often cooked reception or found in cooked food stalls. Everyone will surely love this. Easy to cook, inexpensive, and makes you gobble down lots of rice with it.
French toast and luncheon meat sandwiches
If you’re someone who struggles to choose between the sweet and savory items on the brunch menu, this sandwich is made for you.
This is very delicious and kids will surely love it. You can serve this as breakfast or afternoon snack. Adding a nice dip like honey instead of syrup can make this dish tastier and yummier.
Luncheon meat egg roll
Scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, and sunny-side-up are common ways to cook eggs. How about adding luncheon meat in it?
This is a simple dish that I’m sure all of us will love.
Luncheon meat and cheese wrap
Luncheon meat is good on its own. But wrap in cheese? Like mayo, you can’t go wrong with cheese. And these luncheon meat cheese wraps are actually to die for.
Just chop up some luncheon meat, get a couple of diced cheddar cheese and you’re set for a delicious meal.
Luncheon meat and quail’s egg sushi
The next recipe can bring a modern twist to the classic Japanese favorite. You can cook this luncheon meat sushi with quail’s egg to add more yummy and tasty to this dish.
Luncheon meat sushi bites are a great lunch item for kids. They are versatile, easy to make and pack, and even easier for little hands to manage.
Hong Kong-style instant noodles
Is luncheon meat one of your favorite canned goods? It’s easy to turn it into a quick breakfast meal, right? But have you ever thought about adding it to your instant noodle bowl?
This is sort of like fast food in Hongkong where everyone goes into many of the cafes either for breakfast, lunch, or tea time.
A Hong Kong-style dish of instant noodles topped with fried spam and egg.
Luncheon meat spaghetti on-the-go
Filipino spaghetti is the Pinoy version of spaghetti with meat sauce. This has a sweet tomato-based sauce with lots of meat ingredients such as ground pork and hotdogs. It is often served during kid’s birthday parties.
This Pinoy version of spaghetti is terrific on its own. But why not throw in a couple of diced spam?
Don’t hate it ‘til you’ve tried it. You can thank us later.
Mini luncheon meat bread rolls
I couldn’t help but share this although they are nothing fancy. It’s just ordinary bread buns wrapped with one of my favorites: canned spam. Aside from shaping the buns into the usual round shapes, it also has thick slices of luncheon meat inside. The saltiness of the meat plus the simple sweet taste of the bun makes a perfect combination that’s to die for. Yum!
Luncheon meat fried rice
Fried rice with spam, eggs, and mixed vegetables is a quick and easy recipe that you can make at home in a jiffy. This is the best way to use up all the leftover food you have inside the fridge. There are different kinds of fried rice recipes you can try. Just toss in a few diced luncheon meat and you’re done.
Trivia: In the United States, luncheon meat is commonly known as Spam. Nope. This is not one of those annoying marketing messages you get in your email. It’s a combination of the words “spiced” and “ham”, which is a canned precooked meat. Same thing. It’s just more expensive than the usual brand commonly found in Filipino grocery stores.
Cheesy baked luncheon meat with rice
This dish turned out to be so good and tasty. Besides, you can use your leftover foods, to make this. Like cream, rice, cheese, and luncheon meat.
Now, I must say this is probably one of those best dishes because you can put together the leftovers.
Canned goods might not exactly be a gift from the culinary world, but it has long been a necessity for home cooks who might not have the time to fix a quick meal. It’s time efficient. Plus, it tastes good.
Of course, as much as we love luncheon meat. We all know that all processed and canned food is full of salt and sugar, so moderation is the key.