Stocking up on canned goods is a good idea, especially when you’re stuck in quarantine and want to limit your grocery trips. If you’ve got extra corned beef lying around and have run out of ideas on how to serve it, we’ve curated other recipes you can try to zhuzh it up.
Corned Beef Sinigang
Sinigang, one of the best soups in the world, can also be made with corned beef. When you’re craving the sour Filipino dish, substitute the meat cuts with canned chunks. It won’t beat your Lola’s cooking, but it’s suitable for busy weeknights as it cuts the cooking time by half.
Cheesy Corned Beef Calderata
Make caldereta in just 10 minutes with this recipe. The best part about this cheesy dish is that it only requires six ingredients. Add chili if you prefer something spicy, or leave the cheese out if you don’t have any on hand. Either way, it’s going to taste amazing.
Corned Beef Pie
Corned beef pie is a delicious afternoon snack. It’s a different take on Jollibee’s popular tuna pie and uses budget-friendly ingredients. To cut back on oil, pop it in the air fryer for a few minutes to achieve the same crispy texture.
Corned Beef Spaghetti
What is a Filipino birthday celebration if there weren’t spaghetti? It’s convenient to make since you probably already have the ingredients at home. Use corned beef in place of ground meat and cook as usual.
Corned Beef Croquettes
Croquettes are a twist on the typical pan-fried corned beef and potato recipe. These corned beef potato balls would be perfect as a snack or as a side dish. The breadcrumbs give the croquettes a bite, and the cheese inside is a nice surprise. Dip in ketchup or mayonnaise.
Even though it’s fine to eat corned beef straight from the can, it doesn’t mean you can’t experiment and elevate your meals.