Fil-am Corned Beef Pandesal Sliders

One of the influences that Filipinos got from the Americans is the concept of burgers and sliders. I made my own version of this but instead of using beef patties, I made use of the famous filipino canned food that is corned beef. As an alternative to hamburger buns, I used pandesal. This recipe is easy to make so try this at home!


Fil-am Corned Beef Pandesal Sliders
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 people
  • 1 can of quality canned Corned Beef
  • 1 pc medium red onion
  • ½ bulb garlic, diced
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 pcs dill pickles, sliced thinly
  • 2 pcs tomato, sliced into circles
  • 3 tbsp mild ‘ballpark’ mustard
  • 1 bunch of chilli leaves (dahoon ng sili)
  • 3 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 200 grams Colby Jack cheese (or similar)
  • 12 pcs Toasted pandesal
  • Cooking Oil as required
  1. In a shallow frypan, heat the oil and sauté the garlic and red onions. Add 2 tsp brown sugar and cook until the onion is caramelized.
  2. Add the canned corned beef and fry for five minutes, until any liquids have reduced. Set aside.
  3. Slice the pandesal into halves. In a large, shallow frypan, put a good amount of cooking oil and heat. Place the pandesal halves in the hot oil, inner sides down. Fry for around 2 minutes, until they have absorbed the oil, and are a crispy, golden brown. Then turn them over on the now dry fry pan, and dry toast the exterior of the pandesal. The coal is the interior is fried / crunchy, and the exterior, is lightly toasted, but dry and non-oily
  4. Grab the pandesal ‘bottom’ halves and arrange on a large chopping board. On each base, place 4 chilli leaves, then a tablespoon of the corned beef mixture. Place a slice of Colby Jack on top, it should melt slightly on the warm corn beef. Add a slice of a tomato, a slice of pickle.
  5. Next, spread just a little ball park mustard and ketchup on the inner side of the pandesal top halves and place these on top to complete the slider.
  6. Use Filipino and American flag toothpicks to fix the slider and serve with a cold beer.

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This recipe is also included in my upcoming cookbook that is to be released next year! Keep in touch for more updates.

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