Japanese inspired sushi from leftover corned beef

Konnichiwa! Are you ready for a simple, homemade and international dish for only 10 minutes?

What else can you do with the leftover corn beef? We usually keep it in the fridge then forget all about it and then throw it after a couple of days. Why spoil it, if you could still make something out of it. Well, worry no more because I got an idea on how to make it a more appetizing snack to your kids and love ones. Surely, they can’t distinguish its similarity from the previous state because of its new look and taste.

This recipe is about upgrading your stale corned beef to a Japanese inspired sushi. Sushi is one of Japan’s famous dishes. By using seaweed or nori wrappers, we can achieve a sushi-like impression. Furthermore, edible seaweed is a traditional ingredient to Japanese cuisine which is commonly used in making sushi and onigiri (rice balls). You can purchase it from any supermarkets and Japanese food stores.

Japanese-style corned beef sushi

YIELD: 10 pieces of sushi

EQUIPMENTS: bowl, fork, knife, chopping board, frying pan, plastic wrap/sushi bamboo mat


COOKING TIME: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup corned beef (leftovers)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 green chili, sliced
  • 3 medium or 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Seaweed (Nori) wrappers


  1. Mix the corned beef and slightly beaten eggs together.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the oil and sauté garlic and onion. Toss in chilies.
  3. Pour in the corned beef and egg mixture then season with salt and pepper.
  4. While cooking flip one side in and roll it just like an omelette.
  5. Set aside and let it cool before wrapping it with seaweeds.
  6. Lay the seaweed wrappers on the surface of sushi mat. If you do have a sushi mat, you can use a plastic wrap instead.

corned beef sushi preparation

7. Wet the seaweed wraps with plain water and place the cooled corned beef & egg. Then firmly roll it until fully covered.

8. Slice it with a sharp knife into 1-inch thick sushi slices.

9. Serve with ketchup or any preferred dips.

corned beef sushi presentation

Itadakimasu! Let’s enjoy our Japanese-style corned beef sushi.

Arigatou Gozaimasu! Gambatte!


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