Corned Beef Spaghetti

Corned Beef Spaghetti is easy to make, tasty, and budget-friendly, too! Made of corned beef and a sweet-style sauce, this Filipino pasta dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Canned corned beef is a pantry staple in my house. When my favorite brand goes on sale, I stock up on a few cans for home cooking.

Not only is it relatively inexpensive, it’s also easy to prepare. Other than the regular ginisa with onions and potatoes, there are so many delicious meals the potted meat can be used, such as bread, sinigang soups, frittatas, and pasta sauces.

Unlike my Filipino-style spaghetti which requires a more extensive list of ingredients (yes, hot dogs!) and a little longer cooking time (need to simmer all those flavors together!), this corned beef spaghetti version pulls together with just a handful of ingredients and in less than twenty minutes.

Cooking Tips

  • For best texture, use chunky corned beef. My preferred brands are Ox & Palm and Purefoods.
  • The recipe uses packaged Filipino sweet-style spaghetti sauce. You can make the sauce from scratch using tomato sauce and banana ketchup if you like.
  • Boost the texture and nutrients by adding veggies to the sauce such as chopped bell peppers and mushrooms.
  • Give it a smoky layer of flavor with hot dogs, bacon, or ham.
  • This Filipino-style spaghetti with corned beef is hearty and delicious as a midday snack or main dish. Serve with a side of tossed salad and garlic bread for a hearty meal.

    Storing leftovers

  • It’s best to store the meat sauce and noodles in separate containers as the pasta absorbs a lot of the sauce and turns mushy.
  • Transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, submerge the frozen spaghetti in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes and heat the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until the internal temperature reads 165 F. Alternatively, drop the noodles directly into the simmering sauce and cook until the desired temperature is reached.
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