Maggie K. Gogue, Preliminary 3rd Place Winner
The Great SPAM™ Cook-Off Island Style 2000
Preheat oven to 375F. Using a potato masher or grater, shred SPAM®. In bowl, combine shredded SPAM® and vegetables; mix thoroughly. Add the eggs, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Gradually incorporate the breadcrumbs in the mixture. Place the SPAM® mixture intoa a 12" x 7" baking pan; forming a loaf. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Place SPAM® loaf in the oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes. Remove foil from pan and return to the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove loaf from oven and, if desired, brush with ketchup. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.