Far East Appetizer Meatballs

Far East Appetizer Meatballs

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Yeah, Far East, you think you’re so exotic and mysterious sounding. We do, too. That’s why we created this fascinating SPAM® Classic meatball recipe and added "Far East" to it.

60 min 8 servings 7 ingredients


  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped well-drained bean sprouts
  • 2/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon divided ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice


  • 1.Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • 2.In food processor bowl, process SPAM® Classic until finely chopped or grind by hand.
  • 3.In bowl, combine SPAM®, breadcrumbs, bean sprouts, 1/4 cup onions, 1/4 teaspoon ginger and the black pepper; mix well. Using about 1 tablespoon for each meatball, shape mixture into 24 balls. Place on wire rack in shallow baking pan; bake 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  • 4.Meanwhile, to make sauce, in small saucepan, combine tomato juice, bell pepper and remaining 1/3 cup onions and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Bring to a boil; simmer 5 minutes.
  • 5.Spear meatballs on cocktail picks. Serve with warm sauce for dipping.


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