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Tinned Corned Beef (Bully Beef)

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Ok, being Canadian means being pulled in two directions, from the US and the UK. Because of that I was greatly influenced as a child by 2 meats. Spam (which we have a thread on) and tinned corned beef.

So one and all, please share your corned beef recipes.

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  1. I don't eat meat anymore but I just had to chime in on this one, as I was raised on "bully beef" (which was what my grandmother used to call it in Newfoundland). Corned beef hash (onions, bully beef and potatoes), and once or twice corned beef cakes (pretty much the same thing, just formed into cakes and fried)

    Growing up , my mother used to make a version of sloppy joes from corned beef and I think catsup and onions, served on buns. That and I ate plenty of corned beef sandwiches with mustard.

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    1. re: im_nomad

      Yep, I remember that corned beef hash very well! (And, really, was there any other brand than "Hereford"?!) Mom used to serve it with a couple of fried eggs, toast, and HP sauce. There wasn't a much more welcoming sight on a cold February morning at 6:30 am when I was dragging my butt in after delivering the Globe. Just like good home fries, though, it has to be cold, left over boiled potatoes, not fresh.

      1. re: KevinB

        Mmm, corned beef hash. Okay, I have to buy a can this weekend. I don't think I have ever seen another brand than Hereford.

        Also love it in thick slices on a toasted sandwich with yellow mustard.

        1. re: Sooeygun

          I grew up on it myself. Over the years I've made variations adding peppers and corn.

          What about bully beef stew? Or sangers?

    2. A classic recipe I grew up with:
      Fry sliced onions and garlic until golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes and sambal (or chilies or Sriracha) and cook until dry. Add corned beef and cubed potatoes and heat until cooked through. Season with salt, pepper and serve.

      1. Ah. Now if you want to be pulled towards your UK side - corned beef, chips, baked beans.

        But I usually have it as a sandwich - lashings of English mustard.

        1. My SO loves corned beef hash with potatoes and mustard [just like nan used to make]... and for whatever reason, I can't be near the kitchen when it's being made. There's something so offputting about the appearance, smell, and texture of it [and I eat a lot of weird food items]. I tried it, but it's not for me. I think it's one of those things you have to grow up eating [kind of like vegemite]!