WHAT A CLASSIC! This dish is one of the very first meals I believe I’ve ever learned to make. EVERYONE on the islands knows how to make this dish and probably has their version on preparing it. Either way, it’s a fast, simple, and satisfying dish! Spam is one of those “all purpose” canned meats, that some may say, “ewww” to, but if you’ve grown up on Guam, Saipan, and the neighboring islands, you’re gonna agree, there’s nothing “ewww” about it! When I was a young bride, and a stay at home mom, I needed to be creative with meal making and allow our $ to stretch until the next payday. I would slice the Spam really thin to feed my family of 5. Now it’s just habit that I slice my Spam the way I do, LOL! 😉 Please give this favorite Chamorro dish a try!
1 small Onion, sliced
2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 can LITE Spam (OR whichever is your favorite)
1 (28 oz. can) Green beans, drained
1 (15 oz. can) Tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. Salt, to taste
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Accent
1/4 cup Water
Slice the onion thinly.
Slice the can of Spam thinly.
In a large frying pan, on MEDIUM HIGH heat, add the oil. Saute the onions until slightly browned and translucent.
Add in the sliced Spam, stir to combine well with the onions. Fry this for about 2 – 3 minutes, stirring often.
Add the drained green beans, stir to combine well.
Add all the seasonings and stir to combine well. Cook for about 1 minute.
Add the tomato sauce and water. Stir to combine well. Bring this to a boil.
Taste the dish and adjust seasonings accordingly. Cover and reduce heat to MEDIUM and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Serve!