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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
Yields 32
a tasty little bite
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 16 strips of bacon cut in half
  2. 1 can reduced sodium spam 12 ounces
  3. 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  4. 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  5. 1 garlic clove minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400'F
  2. cube spam into 32 pieces.
  3. 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.
  4. wrap a piece of bacon around a cube of spam and secure with a toothpick.
  5. place each piece on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. combine the mustard, syrup and garlic and drizzle over each bite.
  7. return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes. Till the bacon is crisp.
Notes
  1. You can use cubed ham if you are afraid to add spam to your shopping cart
Adapted from Taste of Home test kitchen
Adapted from Taste of Home test kitchen
Cooking at Clark Towers https://cookingatclarktowers.com/