Spam Boxcars is an old time Scout recipe, and as such is a great camping/off grid cooking recipe.
Its main ingredient is Spam and American Cheese, so it is shelf stable and cheap if not the most healthy.
I cooked this after a long day working on my “bug out location” known to the wife as our “farm”.
As I said, its not something that you should eat every day, but as a simple and hearty meal that we could make out in the woods without electricity or a good means of keeping food cool it was tailored made.
- Velveeta or generic American Processed Cheese (Thick slice)
- Brown Sugar
Cut Spam into 3/4 inch slices (1 per person) and place on 12″ x 12″ section of foil.
Layer on cheese
Sprinkle on brown sugar and a heaping Tbs of butter.
Wrap completely in foil and place in coals for app. 10 min.
If your not a Spam fan, precooked ham works fine as well. You can make spam boxcars with almost any meat.
As I said, this recipe for spam boxcars, is pretty simple, and something a kid can make out in the woods, which is why it is a scouting favorite.