Mahalo Cups

Mahalo Cups

Mahalo is Hawaiian for “thank you.” And you’ll definitely be thanking yourself for making these cups. You’ll say to yourself, “Self — thank you for the juicy pineapple; thank you for the crisp vegetables; and thank you for the glorious SPAM®!” 

Submitted by SPAM® fan

4 servings 11 ingredients


  • 1/3 cup House of Tsang® Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Oven Roasted Turkey; diced
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large head green cabbage, separate into 6-8 cabbage leaves (cups) and then shred the remaining cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple


  • 1.In medium bowl, combine hoisin sauce, cornstarch, garlic and ginger. Add SPAM®; stir to coat.
  • 2.In shallow dish, combine macadamia nuts and sesame seeds. Toss SPAM® in nut mixture.
  • 3.In a large skillet, sauté SPAM® in small amount of oil over medium heat until golden and a little crunchy; set aside.
  • 4.In same skillet, in a small amount of oil, sauté peppers, onion and shredded cabbage.
  • 5.Add pineapple; toss to combine. Spoon into cabbage cups; add SPAM®. Serve warm or cold.

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