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Monday, 18 May 2015

Spam and Beans

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I can hear you thinking . . .  Spam and Beans?   What is that girl doing now!  And I fed it to company no less, as one of a pair of casseroles.   It was delicious.   Absolutely delicious!  One of my guests was a real Spam lover as well, so that was win/win for me.   Delicious and popular!

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It's not much to look at, but don't let that fool you.  This is one of those recipes where you will definitely not want to judge the book by its cover.

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This is a fabulous store cupboard meal.  I always have tins of Spam and Beans in my cupboard, which means I can whip up this delicious casserole quickly and easily.   There is also cheese on top, which kind of sinks down into the beans while it is baking, making it even more scrumptious.

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I wish I could show you some of it spooned out onto a plate, but Todd doesn't like me to photograph food when we have people here.  He thinks it's rude. He has a point.   Afterwards there was none left to photograph, so alas, you only get to see it in the dish.

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I do hope you will give it a go however and that when you do you will agree that it makes for a simple and a delicious supper.   Some crusty bread, a salad, and Bob's your Uncle!

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*Spam and Bean Bake*
Serves 4

Sometimes it is the simple things in life which bring us the most pleasure. 

2 (250g) tins of luncheon meat (12 ounces)
60ml of maple syrup
2 400g tins of baked beans (2 14-oz tins)
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 TBS plain flour
1 tsp prepared mustard
1 ounce of strong cheddar cheese, grated (1/4 cup) 

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Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F. gas mark 4.  Have ready a 9 inch pie plate.

Cut the luncheon meat into 8 slices.  Brush each with some syrup, reserving the rest.   Arrange the slices of meat around the edge of a 9 inch pie plate.   Combine the beans, remaining syrup, onion, flour and mustard in a saucepan.  Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.  Pour into the pie plate.  Sprinkle with the cheese.  Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown.


  1. Looks good - we love spam and we love beans and we love cheese so what's not to love in this casserole. And then with maple syrup? Yummy

  2. It's really good Dee! I hope you like it! xxoo

  3. Never had it.. but if you like it:) It must be good.

  4. It looks pretty good! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  5. Monique, I had never had Spam myself until a couple of years ago. I'd always thought UGH. But I was sent some to try and I did and was pleasantly surprised! xx

    Thanks Linda and welcome! xx


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