Glorious Spam Burgers With Guacamole & Fried Egg
August 07, 2014
"I have recently discovered the glory that is Spam. People say if you're not introduced to it as a kid, you will hate it as an adult. LIES! I tried it at 28 and am in love. So versatile, and the way it just melts in your mouth like some sort of creamy meatcake is out of this world. Here is a burger recipe I came up with, and I think like it more than a regular burger."
- Serving Size: 1 (531.1 g)
- Calories 779.4
- Total Fat - 54 g
- Saturated Fat - 18.1 g
- Cholesterol - 286 mg
- Sodium - 1500.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 50 g
- Dietary Fiber - 9.1 g
- Sugars - 11.7 g
- Protein - 25.7 g
- Calcium - 105.4 mg
- Iron - 3.7 mg
- Vitamin C - 316.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.7 mg
Step by Step Method
Make your guac: Place avocado and lime juice in a small bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Fold in garlic, green onion and cilantro until incorporated. Set aside.
Melt one tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle cumin, oregano & both peppers over both sides of your Spam slices; place Spam slices in skillet and fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy.
While spam is cooking, melt the other tablespoon of butter in a separate pan, then crack the eggs into it and cook until whites are firm and yolks are runny, about 3-5 minutes.
Spread guacamole on bottom of hamburger buns. Place the sliced tomato and pickled jalapenos on the guac, then top with a Spam slice. Finally, top with a fried egg & serve.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Make sure to buy a ripe avocado, it should be slightly soft to the touch.
- If you don't like spicy food, you can omit the cayenne pepper.
- Replace the Spam with tempeh bacon: Tempeh bacon is a great substitute for Spam because it is a plant-based product, making it a healthier alternative. It also has a smoky, savory flavor that works well in burgers. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a healthier option that still provides the same great flavor.
- Replace the jalapenos with bell peppers: Bell peppers are a great substitute for jalapenos because they are milder and provide a sweet flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a milder flavor that is still enjoyable and can be enjoyed by those who don't like spicy food.
Vegan Spam Burgers Replace the Spam with vegan soy-based patties. Replace the butter with vegan margarine. Replace the eggs with vegan scrambled eggs or a vegan egg substitute.
Vegan Veggie Burgers Replace the soy-based patties with a vegan veggie patty. Replace the butter with vegan margarine. Replace the eggs with vegan scrambled eggs or a vegan egg substitute. Top with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Crispy Roasted Potatoes: Crispy roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for these glorious Spam burgers. They are easy to make, and the combination of crunchy potatoes with the creamy guacamole and fried egg is truly delicious. Plus, they add a nice dose of carbs to round out the meal.
Coleslaw: Coleslaw is a great accompaniment to these Spam burgers. Not only does it add a nice crunch and a bright, fresh flavor to the meal, but it's also a great way to get some extra veggies in. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to prepare, making it an easy side dish to throw together.
Q: What type of bread buns should I use for this recipe?
A: Hamburger buns are best for this recipe. They provide a nice, sturdy base for the burgers.
Q: What is the best way to cook burgers?
A: The best way to cook burgers is to grill them over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes per side. This will give you a juicy, flavorful burger.
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Fun Fact 1: Spam is a canned precooked meat product made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity in World War II when it was a staple in the diets of U.S. servicemen. It has since become a popular comfort food around the world.
Fun Fact 2: Spam has been referenced in countless pop culture references, from Monty Python to the Simpsons. Spam is even the official state food of Hawaii, and is a popular dish in the islands. In fact, Hawaii consumes the most Spam of any state in the United States.