SPAM Burnt Ends (Takes SPAM to the NEXT LEVEL!)

Want to try making smoked SPAM burnt ends? Good choice my friend!

I bet you have seen SPAM grilled and fried! But this SPAM burnt ends recipe will blow your socks and taste buds off.

Preparing pork belly or brisket burnt ends can be a time-consuming process but Spam burnt ends are much quicker to make. This makes them the ideal snack for a cookout or game day. Now they may not be your juicy pork belly ends but they can be a good substitute.

If you’re interested in making a batch of smoked spam burnt ends, you’re in luck because you can follow my simple steps below.

What You Need for Smoked SPAM Burnt Ends

SPAM

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Rub – store brough or see a homemade rub in the recipe card

How to Make Smoked Spam Burnt Ends

Making SPAM burnt ends is simple but you want to make sure you know what your doing first. So follow my simple steps below.

How to Prepare The SPAM

To prepare these smoked Spam burnt ends, it’s important to start by gathering all the necessary tools and ingredients.

For this recipe, all you need is a can of SPAM, BBQ sauce, a BBQ rub. You can either use a store brought or make your own. There is a recipe for the homemade spice rub in the recipe card below. If your making your own, start by combining all the spices in a small bowl and whisking to combine.

Then open the can and remove the Spam. Pat the outside of the Spam dry and discard any liquid from the cans. Cut the Spam into 1-inch pieces, either cubed for perfect burnt ends or into batons, depending on your preference.

Place Your SPAM In A Tray

Place the Spam pieces in an even layer on a foil-lined sheet tray or foil pan, cover the spam pieces in the rub and toss to coat evenly.

Smoke The SPAM

Preheat your smoker to 190°F and smoke for 30 minutes. Increase the temperature to 250°F and smoke for another 60 minutes or until you get a the rub forming a crust.

Glazing The SPAM

The final step in the Spam burnt end process involves adding a glaze using barbecue sauce. After the crust starts to form remove the tray from the smoker and pour the BBQ sauce in the try. Then place the tray back in the smoker and cook at 250°F and cook for another 30 minutes or until the sauce thicken to your liking.

Place the burnt ends on a cooling rack and then serve right away. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, although these tasty burnt ends are unlikely to last that long.

What Temperature to Smoke SPAM At?

Preheat your smoker to 190°F and smoke for 30 minutes. Increase the temperature to 250°F and smoke for another 60 minutes or until you get a the rub forming a crust.

What Internal Temperature Does SPAM Need to Reach?

While you can use a meat thermometer to check the Spam’s temperature, it’s not necessary as Spam is pre-cooked. This recipe focuses more on adding flavor than reaching a specific temperature.

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Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Spam Burnt Ends

I bet you have never thought to make smoked burnt ends from SPAM? These take SPAM to the next level, saucy, crispy, and addictive!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 5

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 can SPAM
  • .5 cup BBQ Sauce

Dry Rub

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp peper
  • 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Make the dry rub by adding the garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne chili powder, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk
  • Remove your SPAM from the can then cube it to 1.5” pieces. Or something bite-sized and place into a aluminum pan
  • Cover the spam pieces in the rub and toss to coat evenly.
  • Preheat your smoker to 190°F and smoke for 30 minutes.
  • Increase the temperature to 250°F and smoke for another 60 minutes or until you get a the rub forming a crust.
  • Then remove the tray from the smoker and add the BBQ sauce and toss to mix well.
  • Then put the SPAM back in your smoker at 250°F and cook until the sauce has thickened to your liking

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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4 thoughts on “SPAM Burnt Ends (Takes SPAM to the NEXT LEVEL!)”

  1. 5 stars
    looooooooooooooved these smoked burnt ends! I had only tried this with brisket and this is way easier and everyone loved it so much! Do you always use bbq sauce?

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Eloise,
      glad you gave these a try, your right so many people just do pork and beef burnt ends, but these are easy and delicious! Sometimes I do a hot honey sauce, so I combine about 1/3 cup of bbq sauce, 1/4 cup of honey and 4 tbsp of hot sauce. Let me know if you try that!

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