Spam Bacon Bites


Just curious if you take a look and judge what’s in other people’s grocery carts? I can’t help myself and when I buy what I would consider “questionable” items I wonder who is judging me? 

believe it or not I did not have any garlic in the house, I did have garlic scapes in the garden so I chopped up a few of those and added them to the mustard and syrup

 

I remember the first time I used a shopping cart at the liquor store I was mortified. It was for a New Years Eve party I was throwing – I just needed to clear that up. A few years ago I was behind someone who was clearly having some sort of function one where they needed like 6 or more 30 packs of Bud Light? I have NO idea when that much of the same beer is necessary but who am I to judge?
Last weekend I was asked to bring an appetizer and I came across one in a magazine that I ripped out and wanted to give it a try. It looked easy and sounded like it would be quite tasty even though it’s main ingredient was one of those items I would classify as “questionable” in my book. This would be the second time in my adult like that I was standing in line at the grocery store with a can of spam in my cart.
I recall when I was younger my Father would chop it up very small and make a western omelette with Spam and I am not positive but I believe my Mother chopped it up for ham salad finger sandwiches? At least I know I have had finger sandwiches that were definitely made with Spam.
I am going to say even if Spam is one of your no no’s these little bites are quite delicious and very easy to make. When I brought them to the party they were gone within the first 15-20 minutes and I will be making them again!

Spam Bacon Bites

Donna Clark - Cooking at Clark Towers
a tasty little bite
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 16 strips of bacon cut in half
  • 1 can reduced sodium spam 12 ounces
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove minced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400'F
  • cube spam into 32 pieces.
  • in a saute pan cook bacon till partially cooked, make sure not to cook them to far they should not be crispy. remove to some paper towels to drain.
  • wrap a piece of bacon around a cube of spam and secure with a toothpick.
  • place each piece on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • combine the mustard, syrup and garlic and drizzle over each bite.
  • return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes. Till the bacon is crisp.

Notes

You can use cubed ham if you are afraid to add spam to your shopping cart
Adapted from Taste of Home test kitchen

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