14 Ways to Do Canned Corned Beef During a 14-Day Quarantine


You know, just because you're surviving on canned goods doesn't mean you should eat like you're eating canned goods. Corned beef fan? You don't have to content yourself with putting corned beef over rice or corned beef over toast every day until you're finally free to roam the streets again. There's a way (14, according to our list) to really satisfy your hunger: Eat real food cooked with canned goods.

These recipes use canned corned beef and not the fancy stuff. 

Day 1| Straight From the Can

Corned beef is just one of those things that are ready to eat. We don't really advise eating it straight from the can (we're in quarantine, we're not barbarians), but you can warm it in a stovetop or microwave easily. Or, do it Filipino style and cook it in a pan with onions.

Day 2| Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is an incredibly easy recipe, second to essentially emptying your can onto a pan. It's still the same premise except you add cubed or grated potatoes and other seasonings. Try this recipe.


Day 3| Corned Beef and Noodles

We're still at the basic level. Sort of. You can go a bit crazy with this one. Simply cook your noodle of choice based on the instructions, place them in a baking dish with your corned beef and preferred add-ons like cheese, any kind of cream soup, onions, salt, pepper, and bake—even leftovers! You can pat yourself in the back and call yourself a man for using the oven. Try this recipe.

Day 4| Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

How about elevating your favorite sandwich with your favorite canned good? If you already know how to make this gooey sandwich, just toss in the corned beef! Try this recipe.


Day 5| Caribbean Corned Beef and Cabbage

Apparently, corned beef is a big thing in the Caribbean and you can be sure that cans there are packed with spices. Reinforce the salty flavors of local corned beef by adding all kinds of peppers and spices. It's essentially a stir-fry of aromatics, corned beef, and shredded cabbage. A lazy dish that works the flavors hard. Try this recipe.

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Day 6| Corned Beef Lasagna

Corned beef is an excellent substitute for most meats in a lot of dishes. Pasta like lasagna is great because you can make it in big batches, saving a lot of cooking effort in the process. Try this recipe


Day 7| Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie

There's something about corned beef and potatoes that's just right. Shepherd's pie is a layered dish of usually ground meat (traditionally lamb) sauteed with peas and onions and mashed potatoes. Just replace the meat with corned beef and you're good to go. Try this recipe

Day 8| A Classic Reuben

A Reuben is a good old-fashioned sandwich that came into fashion in the 1920s. It's a grilled rye sandwich overloaded with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and, of course, corned beef. Try this recipe

Day 9| Corned Beef Sinigang

Sentro 1771 has stopped operations for now. This is the closest thing you'll get to its iconic corned beef sinigang. Try this recipe.


Day 10| Corned Beef Pie

For the more ambitious home cook with a lot of time on his hands, a pie stuffed with corned beef is an all-in-one dish that you can make with leftovers or with more luxurious ingredients. Nail that crust! Try this recipe

Day 11| Corned Beef Burger Steak

It's a corned beef version of your fourth-favorite Jollibee order, complete with mushroom sauce. Try this recipe

Day 12| Corned Beef Tacos

If there was ever a runner-up for best corned beef pairing, it's probably going to be cabbage. A lot of people love dressing their corned beef with sauerkraut or fermented cabbage (regular cabbage works just as fine, as well). It balances the flavor, as well as adds texture. This is the reason why corned beef makes an excellent taco filling. It's just meaty and flavorful and easy to stuff between a tortilla. Try this recipe.

Day 13| Corned Beef Potato Balls

You can never go wrong with tots. Try this recipe.


Day 14| Corned Beef and Onion Tartlets

At this point, you should be a corned beef pro. This showstopper of a snack requires using puff pastry and turning it into delicate and flavorful bites stuffed with corned beef and onions. It looks fancy, but it's actually as simple as assembling ingredients and sliding them into the oven. Try this recipe

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Sasha Lim Uy
Sasha eats to live and lives to eat. For five years, she handled SPOT.ph's food section and edited the last two installments of its Top 10 Food books. She also recently participated at the Madrid Fusion Manila as curator.
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