canned beef recipes

14 Wonderful Canned Beef Recipes You Can Cook In A Pinch

Canned beef is cooked or raw beef that is processed into cans to increase its shelf life. It may include meat stews, muscles, sausages, luncheon meat, and more. It is sourced from cattle and is prized for its accessibility, affordable pricing, and versatility, making it a wonderful ingredient to have in your kitchen.

If you’re looking to add protein to your diet but don’t want to spend time prepping lean meats or beans, pick a tin of canned beef from the nearest store. You can use it to make these delicious canned beef recipes to put a protein-rich dish on the table in mere minutes!

#1. Big Batch Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are, well, sloppy, but they’ve been a crowd favorite with both young and old for years. Make this versatile dish by cooking ground beef, onion, and canned corned beef with spices and seasonings. It’s an easy dish to whip up for parties and barbecues. Better yet, make a large batch for days when you don’t have the energy to cook a meal from scratch!

#2. Bully Beef (Jamaican Corned Beef) Sandwiches

This sandwich recipe calls for sauteed canned corned beef with onion, tomato, and garlic until it begins to caramelize, then stirring in some ketchup. This mixture is then added to toasted slices of bread that have been flavored with a mustard spread. Top it with cooked cabbage to create a wonderful dish for picnics and lunches.

#3. Canned Corned Beef Sandwich

Full of wonderful flavors and textures, this sandwich recipe will become a staple at your dinner table. Horseradish mayo, caramelized onions, canned corned beef, peppery rocket/arugula, tomatoes, and cheese are all tucked into halved ciabatta rolls. It’s a quick and delicious dish that you can serve with a potato salad side for a more filling meal.

#4. Corned Beef & Rice Burritos

Burritos are a game-changer, but they often involve a lot of steps. Luckily, this recipe uses canned corned beef, so it’ll offer some relief in the prep department. It calls for stuffing your tortillas with corned beef, nutritious veggies, warm spices, herbs, avocado, and rice. Serve it with some salsa on the side for a flavor boost in every bite.

#5. Corned Beef Casserole

In this casserole recipe, layers of thinly-sliced potatoes, chopped onion, shredded cabbage, and canned corned beef are smothered with a delectable sauce made of cream of celery soup and mustard, then baked until you see brown spots. Whip it up for your next family dinner, and watch your guests fall in love at first bite.

#6. Corned Beef Cottage Pie

The appeal of perfectly baked cottage pie is truly unmatched. Make this classic by filling a baking dish with canned corned beef, butter, chicken broth, herbs, ketchup, onions, and Worcestershire, then top with mashed potatoes and cheese. Cook until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Serve hot!

#7. Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

This recipe has melt-in-your-mouth tender potatoes, savory canned corned beef, crispy yet tender green peppers, and warm spices. And if that wasn’t appealing enough, it’s also topped with eggs and a blend of cheese, then baked until the cheese is melted. Enjoy with crusty bread or a fresh fruit salad!

#8. Corned Beef Hash Patties

Appetizers often bring a marriage of flavors and textures to the forefront, setting the standard for sides and main courses. This corned beef hash patties recipe is no exception. Make it with canned corned beef, onion, garlic, egg, potatoes, carrot, and seasonings, and fry the patties to crisp perfection. Serve hot with a delectable sauce for dipping!

#9. Corned Beef Hash Pizza

This simple 4-ingredient pizza is something that everyone will enjoy! It calls for topping pizza dough with cooked corned beef hash and cheese, and then breaking four eggs on top of it and cooking them until they’re set. An easy and straightforward recipe that yields a lip-smacking dish!

#10. Corned Beef Spaghetti

In this recipe, onions and garlic are cooked until softened, then canned corned beef is added to the mix along with some sweet spaghetti sauce. This mixture is then added on top of a bed of cooked spaghetti and garnished with a generous helping of quick-melt cheese. It’s a hearty, flavorsome main entree that everyone will enjoy!

#11. Corned Beef Stew

Easy to make and super delicious, this stew recipe is flavored with lots of herbs and seasonings to create the ultimate comfort food. It’s also very versatile, so you can either enjoy it on its own, over a bed of pasta, or with fluffy bread to mop up all the deliciousness. Garnish it with some sliced green onions before serving.

#12. Keto Corned Beef Hash with Radishes

This recipe combines canned corned beef and radishes to produce a savory dish that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Serve it with a classic cabbage side or cauliflower rice. Or you can also pair it with fried eggs — just move the hash to one side, crack eggs on the other side, and cook to your desired doneness!

#13. Puerto Rican Corned Beef

This recipe is similar to picadillo, but it uses canned corned beef to make your job easier. To make, simmer sofrito, tomato sauce, olives, adobo, and sazon, then add corned beef with potatoes, water, and corn, and cook until the potatoes are tender. Serve over a bed of white rice for a quick and delicious meal.

#14. 30 Minutes To Quick Beef Stew for Dinner

The name is reason enough to check out this recipe! This hearty meal comes together quickly and delivers a mouthwatering dish. All you have to do is toss in all the ingredients in a pot, stir in a gravy mix, and simmer until the potatoes are done. Serve hot with dinner rolls!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.