Vegan Spam

If you haven't seen my review on vegan spam, check it out here. This vegan spam recipe is probably the one most commonly referred to on the internet. It's a combination of soybean flour, peanut butter, tomato juice and several other flavorings. I'll say it's definitely not a perfect substitute for Spam's soft and gelatinous texture, but the flavor is not bad. Because of the myriad of Asian recipes which call for Spam, it's not a bad idea to have the recipe under you sleeves.

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Vegan Spam

(Makes two 14.5 oz cans)

  • 2 1/4 cup soy flour
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup tomato juice 

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce


  1. Combine the soy flour, nutritional yeast, cornmeal, sea salt and garlic powder into a bowl.
  2. In a food processor, puree the celery, onions, water, tomato juice and soy sauce for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry and combine with a spatula.
  4. Put mixture into 2 cans. Seal the top with tin foil and a rubber band.
  5. Place the cans into a pot of water 1/3 the height of the cans. Bring to a boil and lower heat to a rolling boil. Cook for 2 hours. Cans will expand.
  6. Let cool. Open the bottoms of the cans to release the vegan spam.

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