Friday, January 16, 2015

SPAM Tacos

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
      When experimenting with the many uses of SPAM®, I came across the easy idea of using jalapeño flavored SPAM® in tacos. This way any time you're in the mood for tacos, whether you have ground beef or not, there can be a can of SPAM® on hand to finish the dish.
     There are only a few basic ingredients and with some easy assembly, dinner can be done quickly. The topping also sprinkles over the top of nachos to use up any extra filling.

SPAM Tacos 
1 12-ounce can SPAM® Jalapeño, diced
1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 can corn, drained (about 1/2 cup)
10 yellow corn taco shells, heated
1 can refried beans (optional)

Toppings - shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole

Warm beans on low in small pan if using. Cover with lid.

In medium skillet, over medium heat, saute' diced SPAM® until lightly browned. Add black beans and corn and heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

Spread 2 T. of beans, if using, in bottom of taco shells and then top with meat and veggie mixture. Put on plate and place in microwave. Heat 30 seconds to warm shells.

Garnish tacos with toppings of choice. (We used salsa and shredded cheese.)

Recipe inspired by the SPAM website at

Warmed filling.


Taste Of Home Recipe of the Day