SPAM® Thai Style Meatballs

SPAM® Thai Style Meatballs

Don’t just have a ball with SPAM®. Have a meatball! You and your taste buds can’t help but enjoy yourselves with this delicious Thai treat. Glorious shreds of fried SPAM® are rolled up into a ball with curry, sticky rice, cilantro, coconut milk and breadcrumbs.

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10 ingredients


  • 1/2 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Less Sodium, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • Sweet chili sauce, for dipping


  • 1.Rinse rice under running water in metal sieve until water runs clear. In small saucepan, combine coconut milk, water and curry paste. Add rice and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cook rice on lowest setting 20 minutes or until cooked.
  • 2.Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 3.In large skillet, cook SPAM® on medium-high heat 5 minutes or until SPAM® is browned. Remove from heat. Stir in rice and cilantro; let cool.
  • 4.In shallow dish, combine coconut and breadcrumbs.
  • 5.Form 1 tablespoon mixture into meatballs. Dip in beaten egg white then in coconut mixture. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Or deep-fry meatballs in hot oil until golden-brown; drain on paper towel. Serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping.

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