Canned lunch meat

Discussion in 'Pork' started by daveomak, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    While at the market this morning, (looking for a brisket packer), I saw canned lunch meat.

    Wow! I have seen others smoke that stuff.

    Realizing I had some mixed up spices from the strami, 2 cans were sliced, spiced and smoked.

    Darn it looks good. It is goin in the refer till tomorrow to rest.

    DO ALL OF YOU SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME!!!!!!

    In the words of Gomer Pyle,"Shame, shame, shame".

    And in my words, "Thanks, thanks thanks so much".

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    I know that is going to be good.[​IMG]
     
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    [​IMG] nice job[​IMG]
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Any smoke ring when you cut it open. Looks great.............
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    When you say canned lunch meat do you mean [​IMG]?
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smoked Spam!!!! That actually looks really tasty.
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Go-o-o-o-olly, Sgt Carter!

    There are a number of canned meats like that, and I think Spam is the best one.

    I gotta try that some time.

    I know Cowgirl smokes Spam & a number of other smokers with good taste too!

    So far I have only fried it, and I love it---But Hey!---It's mostly meat, isn't it!?!?

    Bear
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to smoke two at a time. One with a cross cut on top with chipotle/adobo dropped in & one covered in brown sugar. They're pretty good. Spam has a bacon flavored one now. You can also try TREET.
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like there is a small smoke ring. It was in the smoker for 6 hrs. I took it to I.T. 155*. 

    It is the Generic variety. Ingredients list is short. Pork, salt, water, sugar, sod.nitrite.

    Bride said, "it was the best she had ever tasted". I don't know if she was being kind or what because she HATES canned lunch meat??? She just took seconds!!! [​IMG]  She is being too kind.

    It is not "bad" plain, like a snack.  The only way I could eat it before was to fry it.

    It is much better than "out of the can".

    My intention was to try a new style of Hors D'Oeuvres. (I looked that up on google)

    It has very good possibilities. Smoked longer, higher temp and spicier will be my next attempt.

    The finished product.

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  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm, Looks great!

    I'm wondering how much nitrites are in these things, in other words, I'm wondering how "low & slow" we could do things like Spam.

    Anybody know?  

    As low & slow as we want?

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Because the stuff is cooked when it is canned, I think you have to treat it as cooked and reheating meat. My guess ???? is get to 160* within 4 hrs.

    Does that sound right ???
     
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I love smoked spam .Glad to see i'm not the only one.Cheap and greasy[​IMG]got to love it.
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great. Glad there was some left for a cut open qveiw..... Nice color
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Actually I would think if it was cooked when it was canned (don't know what temp it was cooked to), I would think we could take longer than 4 hours to get to 140˚, and then keep going to 160˚, especially since it was even somewhat cured (don't know how well), but I'm not sure about this.

    Now I'm getting a headache.

    Bear
     
  14. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There is nothing better in this world (food wise) than a good Spam sandwich.  Not a week goes by where I don't eat one (or at least daydream about one).  I even make them for my brother because Spam isn't allowed in his house.  As soon as I saw the thread title I though "I hope they smoked Spam becaus that sounds amazing".  I may have to give it a shot. 

    To cook my Spam I do it differently than most.  I slice it them season it with pepper then sugar.  The caramelized sugar gives an amazing texture and flavor.  Top it with cheese (melt it) and put it in bread with a slice of raw yellow onion.  Oh man you are in Heaven!!!!!
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have never eaten spam. I know it is probably really good, I could just never get past the way it slimmed out of the can. If I keep seeing all these spam threads I guess I'll have to give it a try. Yours does look good!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Must be a lot of us Pennsylvanians love Spam!!!

    Heck even Philadelphia Phillies Shane Victorino (Hawaiian) is famous for loving Spam!

    LOL---I loved Spam before Shane was born!

    Bear
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On those food shows, in Hawaii you can buy Spam burgers at burger joints. Go figure.
     
     
  18. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    heard of this before but never seen it.......will try some myself for sure.....[​IMG]
     
  19. saugeyejoe

    saugeyejoe Fire Starter

    I eat spam once a year during an annual fishing trip with my buddy at Salt Fork State Park in East central Ohio.  Fried in bacon grease, topped with grilled onions and mustard, placed on a toasted hoggie bun.  Darn good.  On a tight budget one year and bought some Treet, big mistake.  Wore out the sneakers back and forth to the restroom.  I will give smoked spam a try........looks pretty good.
     
  20. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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