Broiled Burgers with SPAM


Here's a unique recipe that has been in my spouse's family for 3 generations. It was probably created during World War II as a new way to prepare SPAM, which was widely used in that time of shortages and rationing. These open-faced sandwiches are delicious and economical and are loved by his entire family. They are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 open-faced burgers


  • 1 (12 ounce) can fully cooked luncheon meat (such as SPAM®), finely chopped

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup chili sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (Optional)

  • 12 hamburger buns, split


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Combine luncheon meat, eggs, Cheddar cheese, and onion in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, chili sauce, salt, and hot sauce. Mix well.

  3. Spread meat mixture over hamburger bun halves. Place on a baking sheet.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until brown and bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the Cheddar if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
25g Fat
25g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 993mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 210mg 16%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 197mg 4%

* 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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