SPAMento™ Cheese Baby Reds

SPAMento™ Cheese Baby Reds

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The meat and potatoes to this recipe isn’t just meat and potatoes. It’s smooth pimento cheese, flavorful bell peppers and tasty seasonings. It takes an ordinary classic into an extraordinary meal. Your Great-Great-Grandma would be proud of this great-great meal.

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60 min 48 servings 10 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Classic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 12 ounces whipped pimento spread
  • 24 baby red potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • 1.Preheat oven to 400°F. In large skillet, in butter, heat the SPAM® Classic until lightly browned. Drain well.
  • 2.Whip the pimento cheese spread in a blender until smooth. Place pimento cheese spread in a large bowl. Add the SPAM® Classic (reserve about 1/3 for garnish) and diced red bell pepper.
  • 3.Thoroughly wash and clean the potatoes. Cut in half and scoop out the center of each with a spoon or Parisian scoop. Mix the olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Coat the potato halves with the mixture and place on a baking sheet, cut side down. Bake at 400°F for about 25 minutes or until soft when pierced with a knife.
  • 4.Remove from oven and fill center with the SPAMento™ cheese mixture. Garnish the filled potatoes with the reserves SPAM® Classic, chives and a dusting of cayenne pepper, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 48.

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