Easy Dinner Idea - SPAM and Baked Bean Hash - Plus a GIVEAWAY

A can of SPAM® is such a useful food thing to have in the store cupboard, that little (or large) tin means you'll never be stuck for a quick and easy dinner.

SPAM® is so easy to cook; slice it, dice it, fry it, grill it the choice is yours.  Of course you can even serve SPAM® straight from the can as it's already cooked, just add egg and chips for a super fast dinner everyone will love.

But it's not all SPAM® and chips! There are so many options for fast and tasty meals.  Why not try my SPAM® and Baked Bean Hash for a easy, cheap, quick and filling dinner that the whole family will enjoy; especially the kids.

SPAM Hash with Beans

This recipe can easily be adapted for the whole family; just double the ingredients accordingly.

Top Tip!
You might want to buy the bigger 415g tin of beans, use half and keep half as they are cheaper to buy. The same goes for the SPAM as it is also available in a larger tin.  Just be sure to store correctly in the fridge and not in the tin.  They will both keep for a couple of days.  Read over the page for the recipe and a giveaway!

Print Recipe

Serves 2-4 kids depending on their age
The pie dish I used was 0.5ltr in size.  
How to tell the size? Simply fill your dish with water and see how many milliliters it holds.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 x 200g tin of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham - cut into bite sized pieces
1 x 200g tin of Baked Beans
1 medium sized onion - thinly sliced
8 to 10 cooked (leftover) baby new potatoes - skin on and cut into bite sized pieces
a little Cheddar cheese - grated
a sprinkling of freshly chopped parsley

Wash the potatoes and cut into bite sized pieces leaving the skin on.  Pop them into a small saucepan of slightly salted water and bring to the boil.  Turn to simmer for about 5 minutes or so until they are cooked - take care not to overcook or they will be mushy.
Drain and leave in the still hot saucepan for a couple of minutes; just to dry off the excess moisture.

Put the oil into a medium sized frying pan to heat then add the sliced onion.  Cook over a low heat stirring till the onions are soft.  Turn the heat up and add the potatoes and SPAM® and stir for a couple of minutes.  Now add the beans to heat through.

Add the mixture to a suitable sized pie dish and top with grated cheese.

SPAM Hash with Beans ready for the oven

Then onto the middle shelf of your preheated oven to heat thoroughly through and the cheese has melted (about 15 to 20 minutes). Once done top with the parsley and serve straight away.

SPAM Hash with Beans

For more SPAMtastic ideas check out these recipes:

Elizabeth's Fried Egg Picnic Spamwich

Claire's SPAMbled Eggs and SPAM Fries

Camilla's SPAM Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyère

This year the Official SPAM® Appreciation Week runs from 6th - 12th March; Yes 80 years on and SPAM® is still sizzling!!

SPAM Appreciation Week

The world’s most iconic meat is celebrating 80 years as a global brand this year and what better time to celebrate in the UK than the official SPAM® Appreciation Week.  A time for SPAM® fans to share their stories.

Once out of the can SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is certainly more than just a square meal! SPAM® Can be sliced, diced, chopped, grilled and fried to make delicious quick and easy meals and snacks.

The popular SPAM® Can Tour will also return for second year, launching in Liverpool on 6 May and touring the country until end of August.

The specially designed, eye-catching airstream will be serving up free SPAM® samples, giving away recipe ideas, plus exciting opportunities to obtain limited edition merchandise.

To celebrate SPAM® Appreciation Week, there’s also a chance for fans to win a VIP trip to the Liverpool event and be special guests on the first tour stop. To enter pop over to the Official SPAM UK website.

Dates for the SPAM® Can Tour 2017 are as follows:
LIVERPOOL Paradise Place 6-8 May
GLASGOW Buchanan Street 3-4 June
LEEDS city centre 8-9 July
SUNDERLAND Airshow 21–23 July
BLACKPOOL Airshow 12- 13 Aug
CARDIFF St David’s Centre 26-27 Aug

Now for the Giveaway!
The lovely people over at SPAM® are FIVE lucky readers of this blog the chance to win a Slicer which slices the block of  SPAM® egg slicer style, a SPAM® Branded Apron and a Spatula.

SPAM Appreciation Week Giveaway

How to Enter - Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget:
Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK only. To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.  *Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed as will anyone that says they have left a blog post comment but really hasn't!
For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.  There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget along with the terms and conditions.  Click here for the full T's & C's

Good Luck Everyone!

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by SPAM® - I was compensated for ingredients used and my time creating this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I sometimes slice it thinly and add it to rice, sweetcorn, peas and red peppers to create a savoury rice dish. I also use it in sandwiches for picnics. When I was younger and at the end of a drunken night out, I would often treat myself to a spam fritter from our local chippy on the way home!

  2. I would have it fried with chips & baked beans as a quick dinner :) x

  3. Oh my gosh, this is genius!! Proper British food ;)

  4. Ooh this has made me really hungry. Will look our for a can on Spam Appreciation Week!

  5. I do like the idea of that baked bean and SPAM bake. Delicious.

  6. I love Spam an Branston sandwiches, but I have been known to use it in Oriental dishes like Spam Satay and Sweet and Sour Spam.

  7. I love SPAM on bread and butter, with my nan. We always have it when I go round for tea!

  8. I love SPAM on bread and butter, with my nan. We always have it when I go round for tea!

  9. We have fried Spam with fried egg and potato bread - delicious. Great in sandwiches and chopped into pasta with a tomato sauce.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

  10. I really like it in a sandwich! or with a fried egg, chips and beans! its sort of a fry up...! x

  11. With egg, chips and beans, yum!

  12. I think I'd try a creamy, tomato pasta bake with spam! :)

  13. I'd make a hash with onions and potato and spam.

  14. spam with mash and lots of cheese

  15. i think i would serve it with eggs!

  16. Great tip about finding out the size of your pie dish Jan! I love fried Spam. My secret food pleasure.

  17. Spambled Egg with bagels and a little grated cheese and lots of sweet onion sauce

  18. What a great way to use Spam, it looks delicious.

  19. I would make Spam Hash topped with a poached egg

  20. I make some yummy Mac and cheese with spam and mushrooms added

  21. Thank you for doing this! I'm so happy to be one of the winners.

  22. Sounds like a good value meal.


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