Canned corned beef is one of the staple food you can find in Filipino homes. It is one of our survival food, especially now that we are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
When you go to the supermarket, you will see that almost every cart and basket is filled with canned goods, corned beef included. It is the most convenient and easy way to feed our families during times of calamity since it can be stored for months or even years without being refrigerated.
Eating canned corned beef for the duration of the quarantine can be a nauseous experience if you don’t know how to add a twist to the usual sauteed style.
Below are 10 canned corned beef recipes that you can try to add a dose of vegetable to your typical canned corned beef style.
Corned beef hash
This is a very common corned beef recipe and maybe the simplest one too. It is healthier compared to its pre-made canned version. This recipe uses canned corned beef to lessen its prep time. However, if you’re avoiding too much salt, you can use fresh corned beef instead of the salty canned form.
Corned beef stew
You probably think that can canned corned beef could only end up as a hash in your breakfast, don’t you? It doesn’t have to be always that way. You can turn it into a tasty corned beef stew. Just add some vegetables like eggplant and cabbage to make your canned corned beef healthier.
Corned beef empanada
Empanadas can be made from different kinds of filling you can imagine, and canned corned beef is one of them. The usual potato and carrots combo can be substituted with your favorite veggies. The kids will surely love this veggie filling since it is cut in small portions and easier for them to swallow.
Corned beef frittata
Corned beef frittata is one healthy way to cook your canned corned beef. You can replace the bacon with a chunky style canned corned beef. Frittata is a versatile recipe where you can easily swap the mix-in veggies. Almost all veggies can be used in cooking this dish This is literally an egg dish that is great for breakfast or brunch.
Corned beef sinigang
Sinigang is a Filipino dish perfect for cold weather and this chunky corned beef alternative is an appetizing twist. The salty flavor of the corned beef complements the sourness of the tamarind broth. It’s not only mouthwatering, but it also saves you from the long-simmering time required for regular beef and pork cuts.
Corned beef with mixed vegetables
This is a healthy way for your usual sauteed corned beef for breakfast. Just add cabbage and chayote squash (sayote) to your canned corned beef to make it healthier. Cooking time is also a breeze since it usually takes about 10 minutes.
Corned beef with cabbage and potato
If you want a soup dish but don’t like the sourness of the sinigang, then this corned beef with cabbage and potato might tickle your taste buds. This is an easy and economical dish that uses canned corned beef.
Stuffed cabbage rolls
This recipe contains the usual ingredients of spring rolls which are potato and carrots. However, instead of using the usual spring roll wrappers, it uses cabbage as wraps to give you a dose of vegetables.
Kalabasa corned beef nuggets
This is one healthy way to make use of the abundant supply of squash (kalabasa) here in the Philippines. Kids and kids at heart will surely love this healthy kalabasa corned beef nuggets. To make it more appealing to kids you can form the nuggets into different shapes.
Sinabawang corned beef
This is another healthy variation of the corned beef sinigang. It’s a basic recipe but you can add a variety of ingredients to suit your taste or until you find what works best.
That’s just 10 healthy ways to cook canned corned beef. There are a bunch of other recipes you can find online using canned corned beef. You can also create your own healthy recipes by substituting some vegetables until you find what suits your taste.
Now, who says eating canned corned beef every day can be boring?