This was adapted from a 1967 Better Homes and Gardens book entitled Jiffy Cooking. (This IS 'Jiffy', alright!)
A relish tray of 'crunchy' is a good addition.
If you're one of those who HATE Spam, you could stand halves of your favorite 'hot dog' on end all around the pie plate. If you hate that idea, too, you could be creative...or, ignore this altogether.
Yield: Serves 3 or 4
You'll need: 9" pie plate
- 1 of 28 oz. pork 'n beans (I used Bush's maple-flavored)
- 2 tablespoons hot dog relish
- 1/2 teaspoon instant minced onion, optional
- 1 of 12-ounce can luncheon meat (I used low-sodium Spam)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or you could use maple-flavored syrup)
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp process American cheese (I used Colby Jack real cheese)
- Slightly drain pork 'n beans (I drained off most of the juice, but saved it until I found out if I'd need to re-add any of it.)
- Combine beans, hot dog relish, and onion; bring to 'hot/bubbly' in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Pour bean mixture into pie plate.
- Brush slices of luncheon meat with syrup.
- Slide the pieces of luncheon meat into the beans (in vertical position), around the edge of the pie plate.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until meat is lightly browned; Remove from oven.
- Sprinkle grated cheese on top, and return to oven until cheese melts.