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Best SPAM Recipe

National “Best SPAM Recipe” Competition
Rita Safranek, 1st Place, Kentucky State Fair


DOWN SPAM-ICO WAY
1 T. olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 T. garlic, minced
1 (12 oz.) can SPAM, chopped
3/4 cup roasted tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 poblano peppers
1/2 small can chipotle peppers
1 cup heavy cream
1 T. lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Over medium heat in a large pan, sauté onions and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent. Add the SPAM and cook for approximately 5 more minutes, stirring frequently. Combine the cheese, roasted tomatoes and the SPAM mixture. Stuff the peppers with the SPAM and cheese filling. Place the stuffed peppers in a shallow, non-reactive baking dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes. While peppers are baking, prepare the sauce. In a blender or food processor, puree the chipotle peppers. In a small sauce pan, combine the heavy cream and chipotle peppers. Over medium heat, reduce to approximately 1 cup. Stir in the lime juice. When the stuffed peppers are ready, divide the sauce among 4 plates. Top with a SPAM stuffed poblano pepper.

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