“Why is it called corned beef when it doesn’t even have corn in it?”
Have you ever wondered about that? Well, one reason stated is that “corn” refers to the large-grained salt used to preserve the beef. Its origin is often associated with the beginning of the salt-curing process of preserving meat. Although the definite date and place are still unknown, we cannot deny the popularity of corned beef worldwide.
Many countries in the world incorporate corned beef in their dishes. It also serves an important role in providing nourishment as a quick relief food item in times of war and natural disasters. Here in the Philippines, now that most of us are quarantined at home and the future is uncertain, many households have stocks of canned corned beef in their kitchens.
It’s usually prepared fried or sauteed in onion and garlic. But if you want to level up your corned beef game, here are some recipe suggestions that we found on YouTube.
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Corned Beef Caldereta
Craving beef caldereta but the hassle of preparing and cooking it makes you think twice? Well, worry no more! Kuya Fern’s Cooking will teach you how to do an easy and quick one using corned beef as an alternative for beef cuts. Other ingredients you will need are carrot, potatoes, red bell pepper, black pepper, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, laurel leaf, and liver spread. He also added chili oil to add a kick to your caldereta.
Corned Beef Pizza
Kusina ni Dodong shares an easy recipe that is sure to be a hit for the entire family. The best part, you don’t need a pizza dough for this. If you have bread loaf, you can use it as the dough for this quick pizza.
Classic Caribbean Corned Beef
Want to put a dash of Caribbean kick to your corned beef? Caribbeanpot prepares a classic Caribbean dish using corned beef, tomato, onion, Caribbean pepper (or use red bell pepper as an alternative), scallion (or spring onion), and seasonings. He suggests partnering it with rice, bread, crackers, or roti. He was able to prepare the dish in under five minutes.
Corned Beef Guisado with Egg
AAKitchen added eggs to the simple sauteed corned beef recipe to make it a bit different. The usual guisado ingredients are garlic, onion, and other seasonings. This version also used potato and liquid seasonings. If you are the type who loves having eggs as a side dish, you might want to try this recipe.
Kalabasa Corned Beef Nuggets & Corned Beef Balls
KitchenNet Ph‘s Kalabasa Corned Beef is perfect for kids and adults alike, even for those who find eating vegetables a challenge. The ingredients are grated pumpkin/squash, garlic, onion, egg, flour, and seasonings. Using the same ingredients, you can create corned beef balls by changing the shape from flat to round. You may partner the nuggets with ketchup, vinegar, or your choice of dip.
Sinabawang Corned Beef
If you want to increase the serving size of your corned beef meal, you add broth or soup to your corned beef guisado. Pinoy Easy Recipe demonstrates one way of doing it. The ingredients are the usual garlic, onion, potato, parsley (or spring onions), and seasonings. Enjoy while still hot!
Cheesy Corned Beef Bread Roll
Foodiy Reyna‘s cheesy corned beef bread roll suggestion is perfect for breakfast and merienda. You only need cheese, potato, all-purpose cream, onion, loaf bread (tasty bread), flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and seasonings. You can find the complete list of ingredients in the description section. Enjoy!
Corned Beef Fried Rice
Hungry Mom Cooking presents her version of corned beef fried rice using these ingredients: onion, garlic, scallions (or spring onions), cooked rice, eggs, and seasonings. You can also find the written step-by-step process in the description box. If you want, you can also add other ingredients like ham, green or red bell pepper, etc.
Tortang Corned Beef
Panlasang Pinoy‘s tortang corned beef is simple and straightforward. Using the usual ingredients like onion, garlic, spring onion, eggs, seasonings like salt and pepper, and of course, corned beef, he will show you how to prepare it quickly. You will also get tips from him as he shows you the step-by-step process of cooking the dish.
Lumpiang Corned Beef
Pinaylife in Aussie whips up her version of lumpia using corned beef as the main ingredient. Other than that, you will need a potato, cabbage, onion, garlic, seasonings, and finally, lumpia wrappers. Tada! You have another type of Pinoy-favorite fried lumpia dish.
Corned Beef Hash
Whether you want a quick corned beef fix for breakfast or dinner, a corned beef hash can be satisfying and pretty easy to prepare. This recipe by AllRecipes is so simple, you only need potatoes, onions, and beef broth. And corned beef, of course.