Recipe : SPAM Cabbage

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SPAM Cabbage


After listening to a Stuff You Should Know podcast about SPAM, Juz was really curious about what it tastes like.  Having everlasting ham on hand could be a good thing, right?  She decided to buy a can and experiment with a few recipes.  This is the first time she has ever cooked with the stuff, and it turned out surprisingly edible… and good, possibly because we had very low expectations.



  • 1-2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 can of SPAM, diced
  • ½ tsp each of mustard seed, Italian herbs, cumin and paprika
  • 1/8 of cabbage, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chilli flakes (optional)



  • Add garlic, onion, butter and oil to pan and sauté.
  • Add SPAM and spices and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir cabbage through, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cabbage.  If you want it to be more moist, use a little bit more butter.
  • Add chilli and serve.


SPAM Cabbage


Dave’s first impressions were that the SPAM was tender and melted in the mouth.  It didn’t have a strong flavour, and whatever flavour it did have wasn’t horrible.  Perhaps the other ingredients masked the flavour of the SPAM too well. Would we eat it again? YES!


SPAM Cabbage


One thought on Recipe : SPAM Cabbage

  1. douglas on said:

    I think chilli flakes is a must for this good recipe yummy

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