TROPICAL GLAZED BACON SPAM TACOS W/CRUNCHY PINEAPP

Sandi Sheppard

By
@SandiShep

When I saw the recipe challenge of creating a great "Appy Hour" treat for the Super Bowl, featuring Hormel brands and products, I couldn't help but choose my favorite tropical blends and use SPAM - an Island favorite staple! These were absolutely delicious, quick and easy. Make ahead, re-heat and plan on doubling the recipe for friends!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

CRUNCH PINEAPPLE SLAW:

3 Tbsp
coconut sugar
2 Tbsp
house of tsang ginger flavored soy sauce
2 Tbsp
brown rice vinegar
2 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp
ponzu
1 Tbsp
pure sesame seed oil
4 slice
fresh pineapple
1 1/2 c
coarsely chopped red cabbage
1/4 c
chopped cilantro
1 large
jalapeƱos, fresh, chopped
2
mini cucumbers, thinly sliced, unpeeled
3 oz
radishes, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1 tsp
jamaican jerk seasoning blend
1/2 tsp
black lava hawaiian sea salt

TROPICAL GLAZED BACON SPAM TACOS:

1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
house of tsang ginger flavored soy sauce
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
house of tsang hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp
black lava hawaiian sea salt
12 oz
can hormel bacon spam, cubed into 1/2" pieces
4 oz
hormel pepperoni, diced
1 medium
sweet yellow onion, halved and sliced
2 large
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 c
pineapple juice
3 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
sriracha hot chili sauce

MISC. INGREDIENTS:

1/4 c
peanut oil
8 small
yellow corn tortillas

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Crunchy Pineapple Slaw, in a bowl, whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, vinegars, Ponzu and sesame oil and gently mix-in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill while preparing tacos.
2
To make the Tacos, heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet on medium-low, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat browns and mixture is thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove skillet to a warm oven until needed.
3
Meanwhile, heat 2 or 3 tablespoons of the peanut oil in a small heavy skillet on medium and when the oil shimmers, add a tortilla and fry until golden brown on both sides, just a minute or two. They should still be pliable. Drain on paper towels on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining tortillas, adding more oil when necessary and lowering heat if needed. Place in a warm oven until needed.
4
To serve, drain the slaw and add a generous scoop onto each tortilla, then top with equal portions of the taco mixture. Serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy