Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is so simple and so good. When I grew up and left home I would come back for visits and Mama would have a big pot of this made before I got there. Now that she is in a nursing home, I bring it to her. The seasonings are simple so you may want to adjust or add to your own taste. I always serve this over rice but it is fine on its own as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) can Spam, cut up in small dices
  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 6 -8 potatoes, peeled and cut up
  • 1 large onion, diced fine
  • 3 tablespoons mild salsa (not part of mom's original recipe)
  • water, enough to cover all ingredients
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cut up potatoes and spam (if you haven't already) and put them into your pot or crockpot.
  2. Add the can of tomatoes, juice and all.
  3. Dice onion and add it with the salsa and salt and pepper.
  4. Pour in enough water to cover all the ingredients.
Most Helpful

Made for PAC, Spring 2007 ~ I have an aversion to SPAM, but since I'm also on a kick to make & try things I might not do otherwise, I decided to make this 'as is,' & it was a little bit more than just OK! However, interestingly enough, the others who ate it [& I DIDN'T tell them what was in it!] liked it very, very much, so..... If it had been just me, I'd have rated it MAYBE 3 stars, but with the others making such a fuss, I had to make it 4! I'd be willing to try it again with, say, diced chicken, 'cause, you see, I have an aversion to SPAM, and...

Sydney Mike May 14, 2007

This was even better the second day as the broth thicken overnight in the refrigerator. I did like your addition of the salsa. I left the skins on the potatoes and used my mandoline set at 1/4 inch if I remember correctly. I did not cover the potatoes with water as I thought it would turn into a soup. However I did add about 1/4-1/2 cup of water. Thank you for posting this recipe.

Charlotte J November 18, 2009