Greens, Beans & Ham (Or Spam )

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"I found this recipe in a cookbook named," Fast Fix Family Food ". Due to what was on hand,a couple of changes were made. I'm going to post the recipe as it was written,but my changes will be in parenthesis.For extra flavor, add the ham when you cook the garlic.If your using garlic powder,add it when you add the beans.Feel free to adjust the amounts of garlic, salt, and pepper according to your own personal tastes. Even though I don't like it,I bet a dash or two of hot sauce would be good added to this. Submitted to " ZAZZ" on March 11th.,2014. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (205.5 g)
  • Calories 271.7
  • Total Fat - 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.5 mg
  • Sodium - 953.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 33.9 g
  • Calcium - 87.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Drain beans and save the liquid.

Step 2

Then in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add beans and ham(Spam)to the skillet.

Step 4

Cook for about 5 minutes or until warmed through, stirring occasionally.

Step 5

Then stir in spinach, cover and cook for 5 minutes or more until fresh greens are wilted and frozen spinach is warmed through.

Step 6

If the mixture is too thick,add a bit of the reserved bean liquid to thin it out.

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