Since SPAM is spicy and smokey, it combines well with tangy pineapple and sweet baked beans. The recipe below calls for an 8-ounce can of pineapple. If you prefer to use a 20-ounce can just use 4 of the pineapple slices with the SPAM and serve the others as a side dish with the meal. Remember to save the juice from the pineapple and add it to whaterver beverage you’re having with the meal. It’s good with kool-aid, lemonade, and iced tea.
SPAM, Pineapple & Bean Bake
- 28 ounce can baked beans
- 12 ounce can SPAM
- 8 ounce can pineapple rings (4 rings)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Open the baked beans and pour them into an 8-inch baking pan. Open the SPAM and cut it into 4-square shaped slices. Arrange these slices over the beans. Drain the juice from the pineapple into a cup and give it to the children to drink. Place a pineapple ring over each slice of SPAM. Sprinkle the brown sugar over all. Bake at 400° for about 25-minutes, or until the sugar is caramelized and the beans are bubbly. Serve hot. Makes 4 portions. Serve with biscuits or muffins, plus hot buttered collard greens on the side and butterscotch pudding for dessert.