Monday, July 26, 2010

Mumsey's Corned Pasta

I have discovered that those in my family left at home don't like cold corned beef. So what do you do with the left over meat as it usually lasts at least one or two days after the first day of serving it.
Last night my poor hubby had a terrible migraine and didn't want to eat much at all so on a night like that we have pasta and he has a cup of soup.
"Aha" I thought, I will use the corned beef in a recipe I saw Jamie Oliver once do with bacon.
This photo might not look as tasty as it was because the batteries were flat in the camera and by the time they were charged up the dish was cold. But the cherubs in our house said it was nice, ate all theirs and I actually enjoyed it cold!!
500 gr penne Pasta
1 onion finely chopped
1 cup shredded corned beef
2 Tbsp Tomato paste
125 mls cream

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water to which you have added a couple of drops of oil and about ½ tsp salt.
Don’t use a lot of salt as the corned beef is salted.
While this is cooking lightly fry the chopped onion in about a tsp of butter. When that has softened, add the shredded corned beef and fry until it is “dried” slightly.
Add the tomato past and stir through bring to a hot heat.
Turn off the heat and add the cream and mix thoroughly.
Drain the pasta and then stir through the meat sauce.
Serve hot with sliced avocado as a topping.
This actually tastes nice cold too.


  1. I'm with you hubby...I don't like corned beef either.
    I cook it for mine and he loves it. Takes all the leftover with him in the truck to eat cold with bread rolls.

  2. I can't understand why mine doesn't like it as he pours salt on everything so I would have thought this would be a meat he liked!