Recipes With Corned Beef To Make Any Meal More Exciting

This ready-to-eat beef is convenient and tasty.

Corned beef is the canned beef that can save you when you’re strapped for time. It’s ready-to-eat and since it’s super tasty, it can make any meal more delicious with its addition. 

It’s also very easy to use. Add a small to ground meat to elevate its beefy taste without using too much or just use it as is to make a fast and simple meal. Here are recipes that can make corned beef your favorite canned food: 

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1 Ginisang Corned Beef Recipe 

This is the most basic of recipes to make when using a can of corned beef. Slice onions and tomatoes, mince garlic, and cube potatoes for this hearty and familiar breakfast fare.  


2 Spicy Corned Beef Rice Recipe 

There’s something about spicy food that really whets the appetite. If you’re one of those people who adore a bite to their food, this spicy corned beef is the fried rice recipe you want to make.  

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3 Tortang Corned Beef Recipe 

Got leftover corned beef? This is the classic way to use up leftover food but even if you don’t have any leftover food, you can still easily make this using a can of corned beef. You just need to add eggs and fry the liquid mixture into patties. Perfect for serving with garlic fried rice or stuffing into pandesal in the morning.        

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4 Corned Beef Lasagna Recipe 

A can of corned beef is what makes this lasagna recipe easy, so even if you don’t have ground meat of any kind in the refrigerator, you can make this recipe. What’s so great about this recipe is that you don’t need much to make this pasta dish super tasty since corned beef is already seasoned very well. 


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5 Baked Macaroni with Corned Beef Recipe 

You may use corned beef in this pasta dish! What’s different about this is that it’s a delicious combo of ground beef and corned beef. You’ll have nice pebbles of meat plus the tasty flavor of the corned beef. 

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6 Corned Beef Potato Balls Recipe 

These fried potato balls are mashed with corned beef, transforming an otherwise boring snack into one that’s instantly decadent. This is perfect for anyone who loves corned beef but doesn’t have enough left over to make it into a full meal.   

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7 Corned Beef Hash Browns Recipe 

Potatoes and corned beef are natural partners so if you’re looking to do something different with the can, try this version of crispy grated potatoes with your corned beef? If you love adobo flakes or crispy corned beef, this is one recipe to try.   

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8 Corned Beef Empanada Recipes

Empanadas are hand pies or pocket pies that are easy to eat. They make fantastic snacks but do require some time and effort to make. Using corned beef makes it easier to make. You can use it as is or mix it with ground meat and add cheese. Any beef empanada recipe becomes instantly irresistible when you add cheese.

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9 Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Cabbage is an underrated vegetable that can be part of any delicious recipe. For this recipe, cabbage is softened so it can be rolled with a meaty filling, similar to lumpia. In this case, corned beef is the meat of choice to ensure it’s as appetizing as possible. 

Corned beef is the canned food that you should always have in your kitchen so no matter what time of day it is, you have an ingredient to make into a delicious and flavorful meal.  



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