Hands up if you like luncheon meat! 🙂 Probably one of the most versatile canned meats that is just delicious on its own and almost never go wrong in any way we cook it. I was inspired by this sweet and sour luncheon meat dish from my favourite mixed veg rice stall and I thought of making it at home since I had half a tin of luncheon meat left after using it for fried rice earlier. Did a little twist by adding some sweet chilli sauce to give it a mildly sweet and spicy flavour. Needless to say, the husband and I polished off the dish clean, lol. If you’re a big fan of sweet and sour flavours and of course spam as well, do give this recipe a try. Enjoy!
Sweet & Sour Luncheon Meat Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
200g luncheon meat, cut into cubes
1 red pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
1 yellow onion, cut into slivers
Sauce: (combine in a bowl)
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
dash of white vinegar
dash of light soy sauce
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 tbsp water
1. Heat a little vegetable oil in pan and pan-fry the luncheon meat cubes till slightly golden brown.
2. Add onions and stir fry for a minute.
3. Add sauce and red peppers. Stir fry till well combined. You can adjust the taste of the sauce with more sugar or light soy sauce, depending on your preference.
Note: I added the red peppers at the end as I merely wanted to briefly stir fry them with the sauce to preserve their natural crispness. If you like them more tender, then add them in step 2, together with the onions.