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10 Best Canned Items to Keep on Hand


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For most people SPAM immediately comes to mind in regards to canned meat. But there are other options.
For most people SPAM immediately comes to mind in regards to canned meat. But there are other options.
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Did you just think of Spam? Well, that time-honored canned meat food isn't the only option available when you start exploring the world of canned meat. There are a number of minced and ground meat products that taste great in a sandwich and make a satisfying stand-in as an appetizer.

From chopped liver to deviled chicken, canned meats are ready to be transformed with the addition of a little celery, some mayonnaise and a few spices. They are a practical choice, too. When you need a portable food that doesn't require refrigeration, canned meat can be a hearty, no fuss option.

The next time your electricity goes out, you'll be glad a can of prepared meat is in the back of the cupboard.


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