Corned Beef Sopas or corned beef macaroni soup is so easy to prepare and needs few ingredients. It needs the usual sopas ingredients like the macaroni pasta, milk, carrots and meat. To make this dish extra flavorful, I asked my mom to use corned beef instead of fresh meat.
Initially, I was planning to cook corned beef soaps for Monday breakfast. I already bought the ingredients and I just told my mom that we will have corned beef sopas for Moday breakfast. I’m planning to wake up at 6 in the morning. I set up the alarm and when the time came, I automatically got up and switch off the alarm and went back to my bed. I know it also happens to a lot of us, right?
Then, a few moments later I could smell the lovely fragrance of sautéing garlic which I knew my mom was already cooking. But I didn’t have the courage to get out of bed since its holiday. A few moments later I decided to get up and went straight to the kitchen. Well, my mom was almost done cooking. I just seasoned the soaps and boiled some eggs.
Basically, sopas is a Filipino version of milky macaroni soup. It is usually made using elbow macaroni or macaroni salad pasta noodles. Few vegetables are also incorporated like carrots and cabbage. Shredded boiled chicken, ground pork or beef also goes with this dish. Milk is added at the end of the cooking process which gives this dish a nice rich flavor.
Sopas is one of the go – to breakfast meal or snack for Filipinos. In some countries, macaroni soup is an appetizer but for us its breakfast or snack meal.
Instead of using shredded chicken or ground pork or beef, you can actually use corned beef. Just choose your favorite corned beef and trust me it is very flavorful compared to your regular meat.
After adding the milk, do not boil the dish. Just simmer it for a few minutes and that’s it. If you boil it the milk will curd. Though it is still edible, it just won’t look that appetizing.
When reheating the corned beef sopas or sopas, simply reheat it over low heat until it simmer. Then, immediately switch of the heat. We don’t want to curd the milk and over cooked the pasta.
For other Filipino breakfast recipe you can check out my Breakfast Dishes.
|3 Tablespoons||Olive Oil|
|8 cloves||Garlic, minced|
|1 bulb||Onion, chopped|
|1 can||380g Corned Beef|
|2 pieces||Jumbo Hotdogs, chopped|
|1 piece||Carrot, diced|
|250 grams||Macaroni Salad Pasta|
|1 piece||Beef Bouillon Cube|
|1/2 cup||Evaporated Milk|
|Ground Black Pepper|
|Fish Sauce or Patis|
Sauté garlic and onion in olive oil.
Add corned beef and hotdogs. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
Add carrot, macaroni salad noodle, water and bouillon cube. Simmer until the pasta is al dente.
Pour in the milk and season with ground black pepper and fish sauce. Simmer for 3 minutes and switch off heat.
Corned Beef Sopas
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 8 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 bulb Onion, chopped
- 1 can 380g Corned Beef
- 2 pieces Jumbo Hotdogs, chopped
- 1 piece Carrot, diced
- 250 grams Macaroni Salad Pasta
- 8 cups Water
- 1 piece Beef Bouillon Cube
- 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
- Ground Black Pepper
- Fish Sauce or Patis
- Sauté garlic and onion in olive oil.
- Add corned beef and hotdogs. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
- Add carrot, macaroni salad noodle, water and bouillon cube. Simmer until the pasta is al dente.
- Pour in the milk and season with ground black pepper and fish sauce. Simmer for 3 minutes and switch off heat.