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SPAM® Far East Appetizer Meatballs

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.

Serving

Servings
8

Serving

Prep Time
25 mins

Serving

Cook Time
20 mins

Serving

Total Time
45 mins

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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