Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Last week, Spam was on sale at Walgreen’s, for $1.99 for a 12-ounce can.

I have no idea if this is a good deal or not, since I don’t eat Spam. Ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever.

Nevertheless, I said to Iwanski, “Spam’s on sale.” I just felt like it was something I should tell him.

So who are these crazy people that are buying Spam at reduced prices? Who exactly is Walgreen’s marketing to?

Wait a minute, I HAVE had Spam at least once within the past five years! Yes, indeed I have! My wonderful Wisconsin mother includes Spam in her famous recipe for “pizzaburgers.”

Now, I know you’re dying to hear her whole “pizzaburgers” recipe…so I would be remiss if I did not include it here:

1 LB. Ground beef (Browned & Cooled)
1/2 LB. Spam
1/2 LB. Mozzarella cheese

Grind or dice the above and mix together well
with the hamburger.

Add: 1 can tomato soup

Then add: 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
2 tbsp. onion (minced)

Mix well and spread on each side of hamburger buns.
Place open faced on Cookie sheet.
Bake at 450* oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese gets bubbly.

I know what you’re thinking: “Spam in ‘pizzaburgers’?” But it’s good! Trust me. Well, at least I think it’s good.

Wow, I just wrote a whole blog entry about Spam. That’s it, folks—I am officially tapped out.


Mathman6293 said...

OK, I'll trust you but does that me I should try the recipe?

Leah said...

I'm trying to shop the walgreens ad lately & sometimes there's stuff I wanna buy just because it's cheap, even though I'll never use it-like spam...

MaryRuth said...

Thanks for posting the recipe, it cleared up my confusion. I just couldn't get my head around pizza+burger+spam and how it would all come together. I think I had this once at a sleep-over party when I was a kid.
I think Walgreen's has it because old people shop there and old people like reminds them of the Depression days. Hmmm... maybe we should stock up. Spam is big in Hawaii too.

LP Cards Fan said...

I don't think I've had SPAM since sometime in grade school. It seems like there was always a can in my parents' pantry. Not that we ate it a lot, but randomly it was pulled out and slices were fried. Feel pretty safe in saying I won't be chowing on the meet in a can anytime soon.

sageweb said...

I love spam but I never buy it. I think I will though to make the pizzaburgers.

Sling said...

I love Spam!..If we hadn't come across one of the many Spam shelters located across the globe,the soccer team that I was traveling with would have starved when our plane crashed in the Andes!

Diane said...

My mom has that same pizzaburger recipe and I loved it when she made them. YUMMY! YUMMY!