Delicious Vegan Spam Recipe for Meat-Free Lovers

Dearest readers,

I am most delighted to present to you the recipe for a plant-based marvel that has taken the vegan community by storm – Vegan Spam! Yes, you heard me right, Vegan Spam. This unbelievable creation is the brainchild of a brand unveiled in 2020, which brought about the world’s first vegan luncheon meat – OmniPork Luncheon made with soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil.

However, I believe that homemade vegan spam is always the best. With a little creativity and some simple ingredients, we can make our vegan spam that tastes even better than store-bought ones.

The recipe I am about to share with you today is a quick and easy version made with extra firm tofu and other pantry staples such as soy sauce, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and maple syrup. It may seem daunting at first glance but trust me, it’s worth it.

Now let’s roll up our sleeves and get started on this mouth-watering vegan spam recipe that will make you forget all about the real thing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Spam
Vegan Spam

My dear friends, do you feel that your vegan culinary adventure is getting a little dull and predictable? Look no further! I am introducing a recipe that is sure to excite and tantalize your taste buds: Vegan Spam!

Yes, you heard me right. I can already hear some of you skeptics whispering “Vegan spam? How can that possibly be good?” But trust me, this recipe is a game-changer.

Firstly, it is incredibly versatile. You can use it as a meat substitute in any dish you desire, or you can enjoy it on its own as a quick and easy snack. The possibilities are endless!

Moreover, this recipe is plant-based, gluten-free, and can be easily modified to fit your dietary preferences without compromising on flavor. Made with a combination of soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil, the brand unveiled world’s first vegan luncheon meat product – the OmniPork Luncheon – serves as perfect stuffing for our delicious homemade spam.

But what makes this vegan spam truly stand out is its incredible smoky and savory flavor, thanks to ingredients like soy sauce, liquid smoke, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder incorporated into the recipe. Each bite packs an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

So why will you love this recipe? It’s unique, versatile, tasty, and guilt-free. Show off your creativity in the kitchen with this quick and easy Vegan Spam recipe that will satiate those mid-day hunger pangs or add that extra zing to your sushi rolls.

Give it a try and let your taste buds do the talking!

Ingredient List

 You won't believe it's not Spam!
You won’t believe it’s not Spam!

Before we start with the recipe, let’s check the list of ingredients we’ll be using. Don’t worry, these plant-based ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store.

Ingredients 1

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato juice

Ingredients 2

  • 5 cups plant-based broth (made from onion, celery, and nutritional yeast)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal or arrowroot starch water (mixed in a separate bowl)
  • Vegan spam (use OmniPork Luncheon made from soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil)
  • Sea salt, to taste

The Recipe How-To

 The ultimate vegan comfort food.
The ultimate vegan comfort food.

Now that we have all of our ingredients, it’s time to make this delicious vegan spam recipe.

Step 1: Preparing the Soybeans

In a medium-sized bowl, soak 2 cups of dried soybeans in water for at least 8 hours. Once soaked, rinse the beans and put them into a large pot with 5 cups of water. Bring the pot to boil and let it cook for about 2 to 2 and a half hours or until the beans are tender.

Step 2: Making the Vegan Spam Mixture

After you drain the beans from the pot, throw them into a food processor along with two tablespoons of soy sauce, one chopped onion, one chopped celery stalk, and two cloves of garlic. Process until smooth.

Step 3: Forming the Vegan Spam

Place the vegan spam mixture in a large mixing bowl and add one cup of cornmeal, one cup of nutritional yeast flakes, one teaspoon of garlic powder, two teaspoons of sea salt, two tablespoons of maple syrup, and two tablespoons of peanut butter. Mix well until all ingredients are fully combined.

Step 4: Cooking the Vegan Spam

Grab an 8-inch by 4-inch loaf pan and grease it with cooking spray or coconut oil. Pour in your vegan spam mixture and spread it evenly. Preheat your oven at 350F degrees and bake for about one hour. Let it cook before removing it from pan.

Step 5: Cutting the Vegan Spam

Now that you have made your very own homemade vegan spam, you can use it in various ways such as in sandwiches, breakfast scrambles or even make your own vegan spam musubi! For spam musubi, slice your vegan spam into square shapes or rectangular pieces that will sit on top your rice to create a wonderful base for this classic sushi dish.

Voila! Your homemade vegan spam is now ready to be enjoyed by all!

Substitutions and Variations

 Your childhood favorite gets a vegan twist.
Your childhood favorite gets a vegan twist.

My dear readers, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try something different with this vegan spam recipe, fear not for the possibilities are endless! Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try out:

– Soybeans: Instead of dried soybeans, you can also use chickpeas or navy beans for a different texture and taste.

– Nutritional yeast: If you don’t have nutritional yeast, you may substitute it with vegan parmesan or vegan cheese for a cheesy twist.

– Maple syrup: For those who prefer a less sweet taste, use 2 tablespoons of agave nectar instead of maple syrup.

– Liquid smoke: You can replace the liquid smoke with smoked paprika or chipotle powder to achieve a smoky flavor.

– Tofu Spam Musubi: Replace the traditional Spam Musubi with Vegan Tofu Musubi without compromising the deliciousness! Switch out vegan spam with firm tofu and add sliced avocado and cucumber.

– Omnipork Luncheon Meat: The brand unveiled the world’s first plant-based Omnipork Luncheon Meat made from soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil. You can now create a gluten-free vegan version of this recipe by using this meat substitute!

Remember my dear readers, when it comes to cooking, there is always room for creativity. Feel free to try out some of these substitutions and variations to cater to your personal preference. I hope you enjoy exploring the possibilities while making this vegan spam recipe your own signature dish.

Serving and Pairing

 Pure plant-based protein packed into every bite.
Pure plant-based protein packed into every bite.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making vegan spam, the possibilities are endless! But what are some tasty ways to serve and pair it up?

Firstly, you could create the infamous Hawaiian dish – “Spam Musubi.” A simple way of making this sushi roll is to wrap a strip of grilled or fried vegan spam in seasoned rice and tie it together with a strip of nori seaweed. Top it off with a sprinkle of furikake seasoning for that extra umami kick.

Next, try using vegan spam as a substitute for any recipe that traditionally uses ham or bacon. Chop it up into small pieces and add it to your veggie stir-fry, salad or sandwich. It adds great texture and salty flavour to any savoury dish.

For an indulgent treat, why not make a ‘spam skewers’ combining veggie spam, onion or peppers, and marinating them in soy sauce before grilling them up? Or give this ‘veggie spam sauce stache’ recipe a go, for a tangy bbq-style dish that’s perfect for gatherings.

When it comes to pairing sides with vegan spam dishes, keep it simple. It’s best to balance out the saltiness with fresh greens or cooling ingredients like cucumber slices or avocado cubes. A bowl of miso soup on the side will also complement the dish perfectly.

In conclusion, don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your homemade vegan spam. It can be the perfect ingredient to add some depth and flavour to many classic dishes while still staying plant-based!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect addition to your vegan pantry.
The perfect addition to your vegan pantry.

As with many plant-based meats, vegan spam can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. When making this recipe, I recommend doubling it so that you have plenty of vegan spam to last throughout the week. To store it, simply wrap the slices tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To reheat, the easiest and most effective way is to fry or pan-sear the slices in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are crispy and heated through. Alternatively, you can heat them in a microwave at full power for 30-60 seconds, depending on your microwave’s power, but note that this method may result in a slightly less crispy texture.

If you plan on using your vegan spam for spam musubi or spam skewers, you can also make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To serve, simply unwrap the musubi or skewers from their plastic wrap and enjoy!

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those who like to meal prep or enjoy having food ready to go for busy weeks. Once you prepare your vegan spam in advance, serving up quick and easy homemade vegan musubi or adding it to your favorite dishes becomes a quick and effortless task.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights.
Quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights.

To achieve the best result possible, there are a few tips that may come in handy while making the vegan spam recipe.

Firstly, make sure to mix all of the ingredients properly when making the spam sauce. The sauce plays a vital role in enhancing the flavor of the vegan spam.

Secondly, when you’re making your vegan spam, ensure that you cook it slowly and thoroughly to avoid having a raw center or burned exterior. Cooking low and slow will help create a firm texture, which is similar to real Spam.

Thirdly, you can add some additional ingredients to your vegan spam mixture to enhance flavor further. Things such as bell peppers, carrots or jalapeños, can be added for extra dimension.

Fourthly, when slicing your tofu, opt for thicker cuts as compared to thinner ones. Slices that are too thin might crumble easily during cooking.

Lastly, lubricate your hands and knife with cooking spray or oil before molding and slicing the vegan spam. This will prevent sticking and ensure cleaner cuts.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make perfect vegan spam – each time you make it!


As we approach the end of this vegan spam recipe article, you might be wondering about a few things or have some questions. Therefore, in this FAQ section, I have compiled the most frequently asked questions about this recipe to give you more insights and solutions to your concerns, from ingredient substitutions to potential dietary restrictions. So let’s dive in!

Is there a vegan version of spam?

It’s worth noting that the availability of a vegan alternative to Spam is significant since it offers a meat-free version of the popular canned meat product. This vegan Spam substitute, as its name suggests, does not include any animal products in its ingredients. One example of this substitute is OmniPork Luncheon, which is crafted using a unique blend of plant-based proteins derived from non-GMO soy, peas, shiitake mushrooms, and rice.

What is vegan spam made of?

Last year, a company introduced a new product that is a vegan alternative to the popular canned meat known as SPAM. The plant-based version, called OmniPork Luncheon, is made from a combination of soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil. The aim of this alternative is to offer a healthier and more ethical option compared to the traditional meat-based product. The vegan version contains less sodium, no nitrates, and does not exploit animals in its production.

What are vegetarian alternatives to spam?

If you’re looking for a meatless option that closely resembles the texture and taste of meat, tofu is a great choice. This plant-based ingredient is created by curdling soy milk and then compressing it, resulting in a product that is similar to cheese. It’s a nutritious option as it’s high in protein and low in calories, making it the perfect alternative to spam or processed meat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan spam recipe is a must-try for plant-based enthusiasts and spice lovers alike. With its savory and smoky flavor, this dish can rival the flavors of the original version while providing an excellent source of protein with its soybean base.

I encourage you to try out this recipe with its easy-to-find ingredients and versatile variations perfect for multiple meals. Serve it as musubi, skewers or as a substitute for the classic breakfast meal; be creative with it!

Besides being a delicious recipe, making homemade vegan spam allows us to elevate our pantry staples while making conscious choices about our health and the environment. We can opt to experiment with different plant-based ingredients such as the recently released OmniPork luncheon meat, made from soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil.

Therefore, let’s ditch the original version and make vegan spam our go-to alternative! Not only is it gluten-free and cruelty-free but also offers an incredible burst of flavor that will leave you craving more. So let’s get cooking and enjoy the great taste of veganism!

Vegan Spam

Vegan Spam Recipe

I was hunting around for SPAM and Tofu Musubi recipes and decided to give this a try. Surprisingly enough, the vegan SPAM almost tastes like the real thing!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 cans
Calories 299.8 kcal


  • 1 cup dried soybeans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cornmeal


  • Finely chop celery and onion.
  • Place dried soybeans in a blender and pulse several times until they are pulverized to a powder. Add all other ingredients except the cornmeal.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Place everything in a bowl and stir in cornmeal until completely mixed.
  • Oil two 14.5 oz. cleaned cans (from canned foods). Put half of the mixture into each. Cover with foil, secure with rubber bands.
  • Place the cans into a Dutch oven or large pot and fill with water so they are 1/3 of the way submerged.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer, steaming the SPAM for approximately two hours.
  • Remove cans from pot and cool. Using a can opener remove the other side of the can and push SPAM through. Slice, season and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 179gCalories: 299.8kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 17.9gFat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 2.8gSodium: 2341.2mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 5.4g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beans, Soy/Tofu, Vegan, Vegetable
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