Corned Beef Isn’t Just For Breakfast; Here Are Three New Ways To Cook It

Talia Cortez (@taliacor)

Meya Cortez (@meyarr)

Meya Cortez (@meyarrr)

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Filipinos love corned beef. For breakfast, it’s definitely a nationwide staple that’s often in everyone’s pantry. It’s easy to cook, always delicious, and accessible to all sorts of budgets. But during this time when everyone’s finding themselves in the kitchen more often, there’s definitely a need to change up the way things are done.

Even though corned beef is great just straight out of the can, and put on the stove just until hot, there are so many other ways to cook it and use it in ways that don’t relegate it to a breakfast menu. Here, we’ve partnered with Purefoods Corned Beef to give you three tips to make the most out of your pure sarap can, even when breakfast is over.

Crispy Corned Beef Salad

Switch out your silog for something fresh and much healthier; add corned beef to a Filipino-style salad, that’s great for families who want to introduce something healthier to the table. This is a great tip especially if you don’t want to thaw or cook a whole bunch of meat for just a small or simple salad. What we’ve done is crisp up the corned beef so it also acts as the crunchy element to the greens, replacing croutons. Drizzle some calamansi vinaigrette, and you’re good to go!

Crispy Corned Beef Salad Recipe

Time 30 minutes | Yield 2-4 servings


  • 1 can Purefoods Corned Beef
  • 1 tbsp. bagoong
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 3 tbsp. neutral oil
  • 2 heads lettuce, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced


  1. In a pan over medium heat, cook Purefoods Corned Beef until crispy.
  2. Set aside.
  3. For the dressing, whisk together bagoong, mustard, sugar, calamansi juice, and oil in a bowl until well combined.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the lettuce, tomatoes, and half the corned beef, then add enough dressing to coat.
  5. Serve on a platter and top with remaining corned beef.

Corned Beef Olive Oil Pasta

Pasta is a perfect way to use corned beef with a starch that isn’t just rice, so you can change up the way you eat corned beef with your family. Toss it into a pasta that only has a few ingredients, aglio olio style, so you still have the distinct, beefy flavor of Purefoods Corned Beef as the hero.

Corned Beef Olive Oil Pasta Recipe

Time 30 minutes | Yield 2 servings


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red chilis, sliced
  • 1 can Purefoods Corned Beef
  • 200g pasta, cooked and drained


  1. In a pan over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Cook garlic and chili until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the can of Purefoods Corned Beef and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the pasta and toss until well coated.
  5. Serve.

Reuben-Style Corned Beef Dip

If you’re feeling snacky and have some corned beef left over from breakfast, we recommend layering it into a fantastic dip you’ll want to eat over and over again, especially when you need something easy to put together that will fuel you while working from home. This one is inspired by an American corned beef reuben sandwich, so it has cheese and pickles to cut the richness. You can do whatever you want as long as it’s ooey, gooey, and best served with chips.

Reuben-Style Corned Beef Dip Recipe

Time 30 minutes | Yield 4-6 servings


  • 1 can Purefoods Corned Beef
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2-4 tbsp. jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 cup sauerkraut or pickled cabbage, divided
  • 2 tbsp. thousand island dressing
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided


  1. In a pan over medium heat, cook Purefoods Corned Beef until crispy.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, jalapeno, half of the sauerkraut, the thousand island dressing, and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  4. In a shallow dish, add the cooked corned beef to the bottom of the dish.
  5. Add the remaining sauerkraut, followed by the prepared mixture.
  6. Top everything with the remaining mozzarella cheese then place under a broiler until browned and melted, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with chips or bread.

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