Teriyaki SPAM is made with canned stir-fry vegetables and homemade teriyaki sauce. While the recipe calls for fresh onion, if you have it, it can also be prepared with dry onion. Instructions are included in the recipe. Another option is to omit both the fresh and dry onion. Replace them with a jar of whole baby onions that has been well-drained. Add the onion along with the other vegetables. Jarred onions tend to darken as they age. They are still good to eat, but their color changes as the ascorbic acid loses its power to keep the onions bright white. This is a great recipe for darkening onions because the teriyaki sauce makes the onions brown anyway.
My recipe for easy teriyaki sauce can be found at the bottom of the page. If you just want to teriyaki the meat, then see my recipe for Teriyaki Glazed SPAM, which uses the same homemade teriyaki sauce.
Teriyaki SPAM Stir-fry
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large fresh onion, cut in half and then sliced (optional)
- 12 ounce can SPAM, cut into strips
- 29 ounce can Asian stir-fry vegetables, drained and rinsed
- 1-1/2 tablespoons dry onion (optional)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce (see recipe below)
If you have a fresh onion, use it and omit the dry onion. If you don’t have a fresh onion then add the dry onion along with the Teriyaki Sauce.
Remove the SPAM from the can and slice it thin. Stack the slices and cut it into strips. Open the canned vegetables and drain them well. If possible, thoroughly rinse the vegetables in clean water. Drain again.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the fresh slices of onion and fry for 2 or 3 minutes, or until beginning to soften. Add the SPAM. Sauté until the strips of SPAM are lightly browned. Add the canned vegetables. Stir and cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and Teriyaki sauce. Simmer for a few minutes or until the sauce is slightly thickened. Serve over plain cooked rice. Makes 3 or 4 servings. Easy and delicious. Turkey SPAM can also be prepared this way.
Super Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup corn syrup OR agave
- 1 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Combine all of the ingredients in a clean jar. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously. Use anywhere you would normally use store-bought Teriyaki sauce. Store leftovers in the fridge for a few months or in the pantry for a few weeks. Makes about 1-cup.