TROPICAL GLAZED BACON SPAM TACOS W/CRUNCHY PINEAPP

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Sandi Sheppard

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@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
    jalapeños, 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

How to Make TROPICAL GLAZED BACON SPAM TACOS W/CRUNCHY PINEAPP

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!

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About TROPICAL GLAZED BACON SPAM TACOS W/CRUNCHY PINEAPP

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



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