Grilled SPAM, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, and Sweet Onion Sandwiches


I can remember eating these as a kid with Mom and Dad forty years ago. They are high up on the list of my favorite summertime comfort foods.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard

  • 8 slices whole wheat bread

  • 1 (12 ounce) can fully cooked luncheon meat (such as SPAM®), cut into 1/4 inch slices

  • 8 slices Cheddar cheese

  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup softened butter


  1. Spread the mustard onto one side of each of the bread slices. Place the luncheon meat onto half of the bread slices, then top each with 2 slices of Cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, and onion. Place the remaining bread slices, mustard-side-down onto the onions. Spread butter evenly onto the outside of each sandwich.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Place the sandwiches into the skillet, and cook until they are golden brown, then flip the sandwiches over, and continue cooking until golden brown and crispy on the other side, about 6 minutes per side. Allow the sandwiches to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

775 Calories
57g Fat
34g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 775
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 72%
Saturated Fat 28g 142%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 2066mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 519mg 40%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 670mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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