ABC13 anchors 'Spam-Off'!

HOUSTON Don's Spam recipe (From ABC13 producer's grandmother):

Spam and Banana Sandwich Ingredients:

  • 1 Can of Spam
  • 2 Bananas
  • 8 Slices of White Bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pepper


  1. Take your Spam out of the can, wipe clean of the gelatinous fat, and then slice thin, making enough cuts for 4 sandwiches.
  2. Open your bananas. Cut each in half, and then make lengthwise slices, making them look almost like pickles.
  3. Lightly toast your bread.
  4. Assemble your sandwich by first putting mayonnaise on both inside slices of bread. Sprinkle a tiny bit of black pepper on top of the mayonnaise, then add your Spam and banana slices. Close sandwich and enjoy.


If you want a hot sandwich, you can grill the Spam with a little salt and pepper until hot and it has a light crust. Then caramelize the bananas by putting a little sugar on them and putting them under the broiler for a couple minutes each side (until golden brown). Assemble the sandwich just like above.

Casey's recipe for the challenge: Maui SPAM® Muffins

  • 4 English muffins
  • 1 butter
  • 1 mustard
  • 1 can SPAM® Classic 7 oz, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15.25 oz) pineapple slices, drained
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and cut into 8 rings
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Spread muffin halves with butter and mustard.
  • Layer SPAM® Classic slices on each muffin half.
  • Place 1 pineapple slice and 1 bell pepper ring on each muffin.
  • Combine brown sugar and water; spoon over sandwiches.
  • Place muffins on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Sharron's recipe for the challenge: SPAM® Cakes

  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 can (7oz) SPAM® Classic, finely chopped


  • In bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, egg, and oil
  • Stir in chopped SPAM® Classic
  • Using 1/3 cup for each pancake, pour batter on greased griddle
  • Bake until browned on bottom
  • Turn and brown other side
  • Serve with syrup or honey

Tom's recipe for the challenge: Egg Sandwich Spread


  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons celery , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 can SPAM® Classic 7 oz, finely chopped


  • Blend all ingredients
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving time
  • Spread on your favorite bread, crackers or toasted English muffins


PAWS Houston is having its 1st annual 'Must Love Paws' Chili/Spam Cook Off!!!

Chili / SPAM Cook-off is being held to raise much needed funds to support PAWS Houston. We look forward to holding this event annually for all to enjoy and have some fun. Come out and enjoy some delicious Hot Chili and Cool Live Entertainment all while helping to support the Programs and Services PAWS Houston provides our clients living with a terminal and/or chronic illness.

Visit their website for more information on the event.

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