10 Basic Must-Try Recipes For Anyone Who Truly Loves Luncheon Meat

Important note: Luncheon meat is non-halal.

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1. Luncheon meat and baked beans

What you need:
1 can of baked beans
1 can of luncheon meat, cubed
Cooking oil

Cooking directions:
1. Stir-fry luncheon meat cubes until the sides are browned.
2. Pour in the entire can of baked beans and mix to combine.
3. Add water as desired and season to taste.

Mash luncheon meat and baked beans together with a fork and spread it
over some bread (toasted or as is). We promise it's delicious!

Recipe by Recess Time by Clove.

2. French toast and luncheon meat sandwiches

Image via Carrie C.

What you need:
1 container (about 340g) of luncheon meat, fully cooked and sliced
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
8 slices white bread

Cooking directions:
1. Cut meat into 8 slices.
2. Cook in a large skillet until browned on both sides. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.
3. In a shallow dish, beat eggs and milk together.
4. Dip bread quickly in egg mixture, coating both sides.
5. Fry two at a time in skillet until done on both sides.
6. Wrap one piece of meat with one slice of French toast.

Recipe from Allrecipes.

3. Luncheon meat egg roll

Image via Merryn Tan

What you need:
2 eggs, whisked
1 can of luncheon meat

Cooking directions:
1. Pour whisked eggs onto a non-stick pan to make a thin, circular slice of egg wrap.

2. Mince the luncheon meat and brown them in a non-stick pan. There is no need to add cooking oil as the meat is already very oily. Tip: Minced luncheon meat is nicely browned when oil starts oozing out from it.
3. Spread the browned minced luncheon meat onto the egg and roll it.
4. Squeeze some tomato ketchup on it and serve.

Recipe by Merryn Tan.

4. Luncheon meat and cheese wrap

Image via Kai Huang

What you need:
1 cup luncheon meat, diced
3/4 cup diced Cheddar cheese
5 pita pockets

For the mayo-garlic dressing:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
A pinch each of salt and pepper

Cooking directions:
1. Combine all ingredients for the mayo-garlic dressing and mix well.
2. In a bowl, combine well luncheon meat, cheese, and mayo-garlic dressing.
3. Spread mixture evenly on pita pockets. Heat on a panini grill or if you're using a grill pan, heat for 3 minutes on each side.

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5. Luncheon meat and quail's egg sushi

What you need:
Sliced luncheon meat
Quail's eggs
Cooked rice
Seaweed strips

Cooking directions: As per the visuals below.

6. Hong Kong-style instant noodles (just like the ones you'll find in Kim Gary!)

What you need:
1 packet of instant noodles of your choice, preferably of original or chicken flavour
1 to 2 ham slices or 3 slices luncheon meat
1 sunny side up egg
1 small bunch of baby bok choy (you can substitute with other veggies such as lettuce or peas)
Some sesame oil (optional)
Chopped spring onions for garnish

How to make a sunny side up egg:
1. Crack the egg without breaking the yolk into a small bowl.
2. Heat up a wok and grease it with oil.
3. To cook perfect sunny side egg, carefully pour the egg into the wok, and try to position the yolk in the middle surrounded by the egg white.
4. After about two minutes, loosen the edges a bit, and let the egg cook for a few more minutes till the yolk is about half cooked.
5. Carefully remove from pan and set aside.

Cooking directions:
1. Cook baby bok choy in boiling water for about 30 seconds. Set aside.
2. Cook the instant noodles in boiling water. Drain and set aside. Discard water.
3. Pan fry the luncheon meat slices for a few minutes each side till crisp. Set aside.
4. Add packet seasonings on top of the noodles, pour boiling water over the noodles, and stir to mix the seasonings in. Sprinkle some sesame oil on top if desired.
5. Assemble luncheon meat slices, vegetables and sunny side up egg on top, then garnish with some spring onions.

Recipe by Noob Cook.

7. Luncheon meat spaghetti on-the-go

Image via Joanna S.

What you need:
1 packet (about 230g) uncooked spaghetti
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 can (about 340g) of luncheon meat, fully-cooked and cubed
1/2 green onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
2. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
3. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
4. Add luncheon meat, green onion and garlic and saute until light brown.
5. Stir in cooked spaghetti , then stir in soy sauce, water, sesame oil and pepper.
6. Mix all together, heat through and serve.

Recipe from Allrecipes.

8. Mini luncheon meat bread rolls

What you need:
200g Bread flour
130g milk
35g sugar
3/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1/8 teaspoon salt
25g butter, room temperature
1 can of luncheon meat, sliced
Sesame seeds
Egg wash (1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon milk)

Cooking directions:
1. Pre-heat oven at 180ºC.
2. Mix all ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl, combine and knead till smooth. Add in butter, continue to knead until dough becomes elastic and smooth.
3. Keep aside for dough to rise until it doubles in size.
4. Divide the dough into 20g each and roll into small balls. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
5. Take a dough ball and flatten it with a rolling pin. Fold two ends inwards so it looks like a cigarette then let it rest for 10 minutes. Do the same for the rest.
6. Using your hand, roll one end of the "dough cigarette" to shape it like a cone. Roll it flat using a rolling pin. Do the same for the rest.
7. Place a piece of luncheon meat on the wider end and start rolling it towards the pointy end. Repeat for the rest.
8. Place luncheon meat rolls on a lined baking sheet. Let rest for another 30 to 45 minutes.
9. Brush some egg wash on the top and then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Recipe by Baking on Cloud 9.

9. Luncheon meat fried rice

What you need:
2 servings (about 200g) cooked rice, refrigerated overnight
1/2 tin (about 200g or 8 slices) luncheon meat, sliced thinly to half crescent pieces
1 egg, beaten with 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
1 cup frozen vegetables, microwaved for 2 minutes in water and drained
1 tablespoon cooking oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, peeled & finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
Chopped spring onions for garnishing

Cooking directions:
1. Pan-fry the luncheon meat with a bit of oil until the meat is slightly browned on both sides.
2. Dice the luncheon meat and set aside.
3. Grease a wok or pan with a few drops of oil, and cook the egg by swirling the pan to spread it as thinly as possible. When both sides of the egg are cooked, take it out, dice the omelette and set aside.
4. Heat oil, stir fry shallots and garlic until the shallots are translucent.
5. Add rice and using the back of the spatula or tuner, break up all the rice lumps. Add light soy sauce, oyster sauce and stir fry until evenly mixed.
6. Add thawed vegetables and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
7. Add luncheon meat and egg dices, mix well.
8. Garnish with chopped spring onions before serving.

Tip: Instead of overnight refrigerated rice, you can also use freshly-cooked rice which has been refrigerated for at least 2 hours.

Recipe by Noob Cook.

10. Cheesy baked luncheon meat with rice

What you need:
4 cups cooked rice
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 can green peas
1 can luncheon meat, sliced
Pepper to taste
Quick-melting cheese to top
2 eggs, cooked sunny side up
Parsley for garnish

Cooking directions:
1. In a pan, melt margarine in oil. Add in rice and green peas, then mix well.
2. Add soy sauce and ketchup. Mix well and transfer to a baking dish. Set aside.
3. Pan fry luncheon meat in oil until crispy.
4. Top over rice, add lots of cheese and bake until melted.
5. Top with sunny side up eggs and parsley. Serve.

Recipe by Chef Boy Logro.

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