Filipino-Style Corned Beef Hash

Updated on July 13, 2020
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As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.

Filipino Corned Beef Hash
Filipino Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef for Breakfast

Hawaiians love their Spam, and Filipinos love their canned corned beef! When I was a child living in the Philippines, I thought that corned beef came in a can. Imagine my surprise when I immigrated to the United States and tried corned beef for the very first time on St. Patrick's Day!

Typically, Filipinos eat fried rice and meat for breakfast, such as longganisa (sausages), tapa (beef flank steak), tocino (cured pork) or fish. In this recipe, we'll be using canned corned beef to make the hash. It goes well with steamed or fried rice and is also usually served with a fried egg.

You can also use this corned beef hash as a sandwich filling. That's what I did as a kid when there was leftover corned beef hash; I would bring a corned beef hash sandwich for lunch at school.

Next time you're at the grocery store, pick up a can of corned beef and give this recipe a try.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can corned beef
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 small head of cabbage, julienned or grated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the canned corned beef into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
  2. In a pot, saute the garlic, onion, and tomatoes in oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the corned beef and cabbage and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the beef broth and simmer for about 2 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.

Variations

  • You can add other vegetables, too, such as corn or peas.
  • Instead of beef broth, you can use chicken or vegetable broth. Or use bouillon cubes and water.
  • Garnish with parsley or green onions if desired.

Libby's Corned Beef

Libby's Corned Beef 12oz Can (Pack of 6)
Libby's Corned Beef 12oz Can (Pack of 6)
There are many brands of canned corned beef, and I've tried most of them. For this recipe, I prefer Libby's brand. The reason is that the other brands tend to contain a lot of moisture and are too soft, which results in a very mushy corned beef hash. To avoid this, it's better to use a drier type of corned beef. This allows you to adjust the liquids you add to suit your own taste. If you want your corned beef hash to be drier, use less broth. If you want it to be more moist, add more broth. At least you will be in control of the results. Enjoy!
 

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