Introduction: How to Open a Can of Corned Beef.

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I'm almost 40 years old and all my life I have never been able to successfully open a can of corned beef. Sounds deplorable I know but it's true. Today however has marked a glorious change. I have finally opened a can of corned beef!

This may be the dumbest instructable I have ever published or the dumbest instructable ever but this is how I open a can of corned beef!

Yes yes, I can see the world of crazy comments to follow but I just have to share this knowledge with others who are in my former state of inexperience.

Step 1: Removing the Key.

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This is where I went wrong for so long. I needed to remove the damn key. Use a knife blade or spoon to Pry it out and get ready for action.

Step 2: The Correct Orientation.

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Ah ha! The mystical position! The T of the key has to line up with the base of the can as shown. I used to try to roll it as packaged with the can. Yes folks, I will read the comments soon enough.

Step 3: Roll It Baby!

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In our island culture we would say, "roll it gyal!" or to the non dialect speaking community, "roll it baby!"

A nice uniform roll keeping the T of the key on the base will give pain free results.

Step 4: All Done!

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See the can is open and the beef is out! For the rest of the world this is a no brainer. For my single brain cell, it was a puzzle. For almost 4 decades I could not open a can of corned beef without using a can opener or hacksaw!

What a day, what a lovely day! So much so I can spray paint my mouth silver. Now after feeling so accomplished the corned beef is now dog food.

Huh? Whats what? Why is it dog food? Well I love my doggies. Also I can't stand corned beef. Never liked the stuff.

I hope I have helped someone out there!


MichaelA496 (author)2017-02-03

Thank you, thank you from my own single cell brain.

mrstan (author)2016-05-12

Made in Brazil! Hey!!

lukekw (author)2016-04-24

The idea is to take it easy and not to force it.

Mjtrinihobby (author)lukekw2016-04-24


grannyjones (author)2016-04-17

Some foreign made corned beef has an "off" taste.

Mjtrinihobby (author)grannyjones2016-04-18

Granny, to me they all taste off.

MikeR3 (author)2016-04-10

Your first (and only) mistake is that you keep getting CANNED corned beef. Get some of the real deal, and you may just like it too! I can't get enough of the stuff.

grannyjones (author)MikeR32016-04-17

---or pastrami; you will never go back.

Nitro101 (author)2016-04-17

My issue is that I forget to check for the key while I'm in the supermarket.

Then I am at a hotel a thousand miles from home without tools and we all know that a can opener doesn't work around those corners. Then what ?

Can someone answer that ?

Mjtrinihobby (author)Nitro1012016-04-17

Really sharp meat cleaver. Wham!

spiderham (author)2016-04-13

This has to be fake. There's no way you did this without having to resort to using pliers.

Mjtrinihobby (author)spiderham2016-04-14


ThomasK19 (author)2016-04-13

Should we consider this Spam? xD

Mjtrinihobby (author)ThomasK192016-04-13

good lord yes!

martijn-konijn (author)2016-04-10

It looks like if I won't need a hammer and chisel again opening such a can next time ;)

Hey thanks!

bgipson1 (author)2016-04-10

My dogs won't touch the stuff

Mjtrinihobby (author)bgipson12016-04-10

Hell, my dogs fight over Vegetables. They eat anything including my car mud guards and one front tire.

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