Easy Dinner Idea - SPAM and Baked Bean Hash

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.

SPAM Hash with Beans

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 an easy, cheap, quick and filling dinner that the whole family will enjoy; especially the kids.
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.
SPAM Hash with Beans ready for the oven

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



Yield: 2-4

SPAM Hash with Baked Beans

This recipe serves 2-4 kids depending on their age.
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.

ingredients:

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.

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

instructions

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


Wash the potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces leaving the skin on.  Pop them into a small saucepan of lightly 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 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.

Then onto the middle shelf of your preheated oven to heat thoroughly through and the cheese has melted. Once done top with the parsley and serve straight away.
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26 comments

  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  10. With pasta like a carbonarra

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

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  12. With egg, chips and beans, yum!

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

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

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  15. spam with mash and lots of cheese

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  16. i think i would serve it with eggs!

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. with egg and chips and beans

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

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  24. Sounds like a good value meal.

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I love to hear from everyone so thanks for taking the time to comment.

Cheers
Jan