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!
- 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
- 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.
- Add the canned corned beef and fry for five minutes, until any liquids have reduced. Set aside.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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