Chilli SPAM & Eggs

Chilli Spam & Eggs - Fab Food 4 All, camping, quick, easy, chickpeas When SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham asked me to come up with a recipe suitable for camping using its easy to open tub, I jumped at the chance. I may have only camped in my garden but I have watched a lot of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” so feel like I’m an expert camp cook by proxy! My hubby did take our son camping once when he was small and I’m sure they just opened a can of beans and hot dogs and I also remember my son went camping when he was a scout! Well my feeling is that you shouldn’t have to dumb down the quality of your food even if you are camping. When you’re out in the wilds and exerting lots of energy I think you need a really good, nutritious and hearty meal so with this in mind I came up with my Chilli SPAM and Eggs. All the ingredients are things you can safely keep in your food box, especially the new easy open tub, which can be popped into a back pack. If you can’t get hold of the spices or forget to bring them with you then I really wouldn’t worry! Chilli Spam & Eggs - Fab Food 4 All, camping, quick, easy, chickpeas

So what did my happy campers make of my dish you may ask? Well hubby said “wow what a brilliant recipe, I love it” and my son said “this is too good for camping”! Well I was one happy lady and camping or not, I will be making this dish regularly as it went down so well. I do hope if you go camping this summer that you’ll give my Chilli SPAM & Eggs a go as I’m sure your fellow campers will love you for it – just sit back and enjoy the compliments (and then get them to do the washing up)!

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Chilli SPAM & Eggs is a hearty meal suitable to make whilst camping, packed with nutritious ingredients it will keep your fellow campers happy and healthy!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tub or can of 200g SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham, diced into ¾ cm squares
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped into chunks
  • 1 Tin of chickpeas, drained
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 2 Cartons crushed tomatoes with chilli
  • 150 mls Water
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Large handfuls grated extra mature Cheddar (about 85g)
  • Ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and fry the onion gently for 2 minutes (you don’t want it to brown).
  2. Push the onion to one side and add the diced SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham and fry until golden on all sides.
  3. Add the green pepper and fry for another 3 minutes mixing everything together.
  4. Add the spices and chickpeas and heat through for a minute.
  5. Add the 2 cartons of tomatoes with chilli, black pepper and 150 mls water and simmer with a lid on for 10 minutes (if you have no lid you could use foil).
  6. Then place four eggs on the chilli (equally spaced) and scatter over the grated Cheddar.
  7. Return the lid and cook until eggs turn opaque (about 10 minutes).
  8. Serve with crusty bread or toast to mop up the juices.

Chilli Spam & Eggs - Fab Food 4 All, camping, quick, easy, chickpeas I asked a few fellow bloggers for their camping recipes and here is what they had to offer: Middle Eastern Spiced Camp Fire Chickpeas – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary Banana S’mores – Fab Food 4 All S’mores Cones – Foodie Quine BBQ’d Tunnocks Tea Cakes – Foodie Quine I am also entering this dish into the following blog challenges: CreditCrunchMunch – which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Baking Queen 74 this month. Simply Eggcellent – where the theme is savoury, hosted by Belleau Kitchen. Extra Veg – run by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy and hosted by Veggie Desserts this month.

Credit Crunch Munchsimplyeggcellent_logo1Extra Veg event

NB: This is a commissioned post for SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    This looks like an ideal meal for camping xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy it really is:-)

  2. judy2357

    Sometime meals with the most basic of ingredients are the most tasty. I think the children would love it.

  3. Laura Tovey

    This sounds pretty good – not fond of Spam myself – but this is making me rethink it

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Laura, that’s good to hear:-)

  4. Martina Evans

    Interesting combo – looks delicious!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    The tea went down well, I can now add it to my menus so thank you

    1. Camilla

      So glad you all liked it Ursula:-)

  6. Ursula Hunt

    Tin of spam bought so here goes, tea tonight sorted, will feedback tomorrow

    1. Camilla

      Great Ursula – I’ve been using the Cirio chilli tomatoes which I find in Home Bargains at 39p and I think they make a huge difference to the dish!

  7. Marion Weir

    Easy one pot recipe, ideal for camping 😀

    1. Camilla

      Exactly Marion, we had it again last night it’s so good:-)

  8. Jennifer Ball

    Oml it’s years since I’ve had spam, used to love spam sandwiches as a kid! This makes me think I need to give it another go 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Definitely Jennifer – I’m sure you’d love this dish:-)

  9. Dom

    It’s been a while since I’ve had spam out of choice but I have to be honest this dish is very tempting. It has all the right qualities of a good camping dish and the eggs on top is genius. Thanks for entering such a great dish for Simply Eggcellent x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Dom and I just know you would love it as my hubby went crazy for this dish and wants it regularly now:-)

  10. Heather Haigh

    Oh, I do like the sound of this. Spam is one of my secret vices and I love chilli.

    1. Camilla

      Well this dish was made for you then Heather:-)

  11. Paul Wilson

    Interesting idea. Make a nice Sunday brunch.

    1. Camilla

      Yes Paul, what a fab idea:-)

  12. Lucy

    This looks like a special version of shaksuka which is another very tasty dish. The easy-open pack sounds very handy for camping and for left handed people like me who can’t open those key tins!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh not heard of a Shaksuka but if it’s similar to this I’m sure I’d love it:-) Aah never realised left handed people had this problem!

  13. Nayna Kanabar

    I love baked dishes, I think it would be delicious with salad for lunch, however I would replace the spam with mushrooms maybe?

    1. Camilla

      Nayna it’s not baked LOL but cooked on the hob – yes you could easily do that if you are vegetarian:-)

  14. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Love the idea of cooking the cheesy eggs right in the chilli – looks yummy 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca:-)

  15. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    OMG I would adore this. Spam is one of my guilty pleasures although I tend to only have it about once a year.

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure you’d love it Sarah, maybe go for an extra tub then this year:-)

  16. shobha

    This looks awesome.. I make something similar with just onion, tomato and spices and of course eggs

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shobna, it was truly delicious:-)

  17. Chantal

    I’ve never tried Spam but this sounds delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Chantal – I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  18. tiggerific1973

    This sounds amazing!! I must try 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, do let me know how you get on:-)

  19. Ursula Hunt

    This brings back memories, I haven’t had spam since I was a child

    1. Camilla

      Hope you give this dish a whirl then Ursula:-)

  20. Maya Russell

    I just have to try some Spam – lovely recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya – hope you give it a whirl, it’s soo good:-)

  21. Claire @foodiequine

    Love the sound of this. Spam Fritters were one of my favourite school dinners. The easy open container looks much better than battling with a tin opener in a tent!. As you’ll have seen from my recipes I tend to go for sweet treats when camping and stick to traditional sausages and burgers for mains however your recipe may well be putting in an appearance on our next camping trip.

    1. Camilla

      I loved your sweet treats Claire so had to feature both of them:-) I do hope you try this dish on your next glamp or camp:-)

  22. June Etherington

    Mmmm I have to try this, Nice ingredients & not to expensive, Looks taste & does’n take to long to cook.

    1. Camilla

      Oh please do it’s soo tasty:-)

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