CORNED BEEF AND RICE

This blog post is especially for my Trini people! We LOVE ah good ‘corn beef’! Actually… corned beef was the first thing I ever cooked about 20 years ago! I have very fond memories of my pops cooking corned beef… it was a favorite for us! I remember the way he would say to cook it….When you open a tin of corned beef, there’s usually an outer of fat on the meat…he would scrape that off and fry the onions etc in it…and he used to cook down ‘dry’….he made an awesome corned beef I must say! πŸ˜€ We always had it with some piping hot rice!…soft rice!

Corned beef is one the easiest thing Trinis cook if we too hungry to wait long for food…or if we are pressed for time. Some have it with bread….roti…even crix! I haven’t had corned beef in a very long time though so I’m looking forward to sitting in front the tv…with a plate of corned beef (with lots of pepper) and hot soft rice with some cucumbers on the side!….so let’s just get into the recipe! This recipe is a little different from how pops made it but it’s still delish!

SERVING: 2 – 3

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tin corned beef
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 pimento, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp oil

METHOD:

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, peppers, pimentos and garlic. Saute.
  3. When the onions are tender, add cabbage, tomatoes and golden ray butter.
  4. Reduce heat and cover skillet. Cook for 1 min or until cabbage is tender.
  5. Add ketchup and stir well.
  6. Add corned beef and stir well. Mix to ensure all veggies are properly mixed in with the corned beef.
  7. Serve with hot rice, bread, crix or even roti.
  8. TIME TO EAT! πŸ˜€

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I like to break the corned beef up so it’s easier to work with when it’s time to add to the skillet

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Just a few points to note. I am a huge pepper mouth. I eat pepper…and alot of pepper…with everything! This is one of my comfort foods so I tend to put a lot more pepper than usual (and especially as hubby does not eat this lol). You don’t need to use one whole pepper or even any pepper for that matter. Pimento should be fine if you can’t handle spicy food.

Also, I don’t put any salt in my corned beef dish as there is such a high sodium content in the corned beef already so I tend to eliminate any additional salt.

What’s your version of corned beef? Leave me a comment and let me know! Also, give this a try and let me know what you think!

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