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bacon wrapped spam bites with spicy honey mustard

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

Spam is popular throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and many family favorite recipes include Spam as a major ingredient. This is a classic appetizer that can be grilled outdoors or roasted in an oven (when poor weather doesn't permit cooking outdoors). So put aside the cringing thoughts about Spam and give this quick and easy recipe a try. I think you'll find that it's actually quite a delicious little snack that's perfect for Luau-themed parties or anytime you're craving a quick trip to the islands.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Need a quick and easy appetizer? Look no further than these Spam bites (trust us). They're juicy and the hickory-smoked flavor shines through. We love the spice rub. It balances out the flavor of the Spam and bacon. Sweet and tangy, the honey mustard is perfect for dipping.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 16 appetizers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For bacon wrapped spam bites with spicy honey mustard

  • 3/4 c
    Dijon mustard
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    hot sauce (I used Louisiana hot sauce but any will do, such as sriracha, etc)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 can
    hickory smoke-flavor Spam (12 oz)
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cut in half (to produce 16 short slices)

How To Make bacon wrapped spam bites with spicy honey mustard

Test Kitchen Tips
Depending on how crispy you like bacon, these may need to be cooked longer. We baked ours for about 35 minutes.
  • Dijon mustard, honey, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce whisked together.
    Whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce until well blended, and set aside until ready to serve. (It's best served at room temperature, so you won't need to refrigerate the spicy honey mustard.)
  • Spice rub combined in a bowl.
    Place all of the spice rub ingredients in a gallon-size Ziploc bag, and shake well until thoroughly blended.
  • Coating Spam cubes in spice rub.
    Cut the Spam into 16 cubes. Place Spam cubes in Ziploc bag and shake until cubes are coated with the seasoning rub.
  • Wrapping Spam in bacon.
    Lie the 16 bacon slices on a flat surface. Place one seasoned Spam cube at the tip of each bacon slice, and roll to the other end so that the top and bottom of Spam is wrapped inside the bacon slice, leaving the sides open (i.e., so sides aren't wrapped in bacon). Secure the end with a toothpick or short skewer.
  • Baking Spam bites in the oven.
    FOR GRILLING: Place Spam Bites on hot for grill 7 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp-cooked but still moist, turning frequently for even grilling. FOR OVEN-BAKING: Spam Bites can also be placed on a foiled lined baking sheet and roasted in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 375°F. It's best to have about an inch space between them, as they'll stick together and tear the bacon wrap if too close together on the baking sheet.