Thursday, July 31, 2014

3 Simple Corned beef Recipes

Like sardines and instant noodles, corned beef is also one of the first things a person thinks of when he needs instant or immediate meal. It’s one of the canned goods one usually stocks in the cupboard for “emergencies”. Though corned beef is normally flavorful, it can still be boring if you have it often. So here are some suggestions on how you can raise it up to the next level.

3 Simple Corned Beef Recipes

Potato Salad with Corned Beef

  • ½ kilo marble potatoes, boiled
  • 2 cups corned beef (canned)
  • ¼ cup carrots cut into small cubes
  • ¾ cups mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pickle relish
  • ¼ cup onions (optional)
  • 3 tbsp. spring onions(optional)
  • Salt and pepper

·         In a large bowl, put the boiled marble potatoes, unpeeled.
·         In a separate bowl mix mayonnaise, pickle relish, onions, spring onions and carrots.
·         Add corned beef (can be straight out of the can or you can microwave it for a couple of minutes if are not into eating food straight from the container). If you’re using the corned beef chunk/block variety, you may need to boil it first in water because it is usually a little too salty.
·         Add salt and pepper to taste.
·         Pour over the marble potatoes to coat.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • 2 cups corned beef (canned)
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • ½ cup garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, sliced into small strips
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper

·         Heat oil in a pan and sauté the garlic.
·         Add the onions. Stir occasionally until it starts to brown.
·         Add cabbage slices. Stir occasionally until it starts to brown. You may divide your cabbage slices into two or three parts so you don’t have to sauté all at once. This way you can be sure that the cabbage will brown evenly.
·         Add salt and pepper to taste.
·         Set aside sautéed cabbage.
·         Heat oil in another pan.
·         Add corned beef. Stir for a couple of minutes or until it starts to brown.
·         Then add the sautéed cabbage should you wish that they be combined or youcan also serve the corned beef and cabbage unmixed (in one plate, side by side).

 Corned Beef Stew

  • 3 cups corned beef, canned
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper

·         Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and garlic. Stir until it starts to brown.
·         Add the corned beef and stir for a couple of minutes.
·         Pour beef broth. Boil for a few minutes. This shouldn’t take as long as you cook regular beef.
·         Add potatoes and carrots. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until they soften.
·         Add diluted cornstarch (dilute 1 tbsp. cornstarch in 2 tbsp. water).
·         Simmer for a couple of minutes.

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