Corned beef has been a part of Filipino staple food not only for breakfast but it has been more popular when the eatery business introduce the “silog” meal such as Tapsilog short for tapa with itlog (egg), Longsilog (Longganisa with egg), and the Cornsilog (corned beef with egg). It is also being used in other recipe in replacement to ground beef.

corned beef photo

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I. Estimated Investment Cost
corned beef making
corned beef making
corned beef making

II. Procedure

The curing method is applied in corned beef making. This involves the application of salt, sugar, nitrate, and other chemical preservatives that kill micro-organisms or delay microbial action.

1. Select quality meat.
2. Cut meat into 1 1/2inches. The best beef cut is brisket (punta y pecho) but any cut will do.
3. Prepare the cover pickle (40 salinity). Immerse the meat in the cover pickle.
4. Cure at room temperature for 8-10 hours or in a refrigerator for 1-2 days. After curing, wash meat for 20 seconds to remove excess salt.
5. Cook in pressure cooker for 45-60 minutes or in open fire for 4-6 hours. Mix the cooking ingredients with 2 cups of water.
6. Remove meat from the stock (sabaw) and flake.
7. Pack in polyethylene bags and keep inside a freezer.

• 1kg. meat will produce 700 g. of lean and 300 g. of stock (sabaw).
• To get the yield of 1000 g., bring to a boil the following until they thicken, and add to 700 g. meat: For a 300 g. stock solution add ½ tsp. Vetsin after flaking, 2 tbsp. Trimix, and 1 tsp. Carageenan (previously dissolved in ¼ cup water.
• To increase yield, add 100-200 g. of pork skin to the meat before pressure cooking.

III. Estimated Costing and Pricing

Product Costing
corned beef

Production Cost
After mixing all ingredients with the 1 kg. meat, finished product should weigh a total of 1.3 kgs.
corned beef

IV. Registration Requirements

Business Name Registration
Department of Trade And Industry (DTI) within NCR

a. 12/F Trafalgar Plaza
105 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. No.: 811.8232 loc. 208

b. 2/F Park N’ Ride, Lawton
P. Burgos Ave., Dr. Basa St., Ermita, Manila
Tel. No.: 536.7153

c. G/F Highway 54 Plaza
EDSA (across SM Megamall), Mandaluyong City
Tel. No.: 706.1767

d. 5/F Araneta Square Mall
Monumento Circle, Kaloocan City
Tel. No.: 332.0854/ 332.0829

DTI Provincial Office where the business is located.
Validity : 5 years

Mayor’s Permit/ Residence Certificate and Sanitary Permit
Municipality or City where the business is located
Validity: 1 year

Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
BIR National Office Bldg., Agham Road, Diliman
Quezon City
Tel. No.: (632) 981.7000
BIR Regional or District Office where the business is

BFAD Certificate
Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) within NCR
Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang,
Muntinlupa City
Tel. No.: (632) 807.0721, 842.5606
BFAD Regional Office where the business is located.

V. Funding Sources

GSIS Family Bank (GFB) Micro Finance Lending Program
GSIS Family Bank
165 Real St., Pamplona, Las Pinas City
Tel. No. (632)873-0915 / 873-0379/ 873-0469 loc. 122
(Direct lending for individual borrower)

Livelihood Development Program for Overseas Filipino Workers (LDPO)
National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC)
4/Flr., Hanston Building, F. Ortigas Jr.
Road Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. No.: (632) 914.7290 to 97 or 631.2955 / 57

Microfinance 1 (MF1) Program/ Opportunity Ka-Partner
Microfinance 2(OK-MF 2) Program
Opportunity Microfinance Bank
OMB Building, Robinsons Homes East
Commercial Arcade-1, Robinsons Homes East
Circumferential Road, Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City
Tel. No.: 630.0141 local 136/ 224
(Direct Lending for individual borrower)

Microfinance Program
People’s Credit and Finance Corporation
2/F Accelerando Bldg., 395 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel. No.: (632) 752-3745 local 130
(Retail Lending is through partner microfinance institutions (MFI)

Balikatan Sa Kaunlaran / Quendancor Program for Micro Enterprises (QP-ME)
Philippine Microenterprise Development Foundation (PMDF)
G/F Melendres Bldg., F. Manalo St., Pasig City
Tel. Nos.: (632)641.2207/ 642.3895
(Direct Lending for group borrower)

SME-Financing For Receivables of Suppliers’ Transactions (SME-FIRST)
Small Business Corporation
17//F& 18/F., Antel Corporation Centre
139 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel. No. (632)751-1888
(Direct lending for individual borrower with an asset size of P500,000-1M)

VI. Technical Institutions

Department of Trade and Industry – Cottage Industry Technology Center (DTI-CITC)
20 Russet St.,SSS Village, Marikina City
Tel. Nos.: (632) 942.3974 / 948.2875 / 941.4516
Fax: (632) 942.0107

Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII)
Gen. Santos Ave. Upper Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila
Tel. Nos.: (632) 837.2191 to 95
Telefax: (632) 837.7520

Technology Resource Center (TRC)
103 J. Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan
Tel. No.: 727.6205 loc. 200

Ultima Entrepinoy
Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines Bldg.
107 E. Rodriguez Sr., Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 742.7866/ 411.1349/ 742.0826

5/F, Trade and Industry Building
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati City
Tel. Nos.: (02) 897.1693 / 897.7596 / 890.4968
Fax No.: (02) 896.7916  Email: