SPAM Flamenco (1968)

1/4 C. chopped onions
1/4 C. diced green pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 T. cooking oil
2 C. (1 lb. can) tomatoes (cut in small pieces)
1 C. Minute Rice
1 C. frozen green peas
1 C. hot water
1/2 t. salt
1 t. oregano
dash of black pepper
1 can (12 oz.) SPAM

In deep skillet, over low heat, cook onions and green pepper in oil and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients except SPAM. Cut SPAM into six even slices and place in center of skillet. Bring to boil. Cover, cook over low heat 10 minutes or until rice is tender and has absorbed the extra liquid. As an added touch, heat 1/2 C. tomato sauce and pour over SPAM just before serving.

Better Homes and Garden Magazine March 1968

Recipe donated by the family of Edna Schmidt

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2 Responses to SPAM Flamenco (1968)

  1. Sheryl says:

    I think I have finally found the recipe I’v wanted for years! After church on Sunday, we would have a carry-in lunch. I remember loving a certain recipe that was always on the table! I knew it had rice, peas, and was a tomato based casserole. Years later after all those wonderful cooks have passed away, I kept asking people if they had any idea what I was talking about. NO one could figure it out.
    Scrolling through pinterest, I saw this picture and new it had to be it! It looks exactly as I remember. I am making this today! I hope I have found this favorite memory from childhood.

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  2. Laurie says:

    I hope it’s the recipe you’ve been looking for! I understand completely
    because I’ve been in search for a cookie recipe that my grandma used to
    make. No one has it and I’ve tried at least 15 recipes that I thought
    “might be it” but I’m still searching.

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