10 Ways to Enjoy Corned Beef This St. Patrick’s Day

updated May 1, 2019
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Corned beef might not be a truly traditional meal when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but that doesn’t mean we love it any less. And while corned beef and cabbage is the go-to main when this festive holiday rolls around, it’s just the beginning of all the wonderful ways to get this hearty meat on the table. Here are 10 more ways to get your fill of corned beef this St. Patrick’s Day.

1. As Hash Topped with Eggs

Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the breakfast table. Mixed with chunks of cabbage, starchy potatoes, and pepper, corned beef is the star of this hearty hash that’s begging for a runny yolk.

Get a recipe: Classic Corned Beef Hash

2. On a Breakfast Sandwich

Why wait until dinner to get your fill of corned beef? You already know it gets the morning seal of approval (see above!), so why not layer several slices of tender meat onto your favorite breakfast sandwich?

Add Corned Beef to These Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

3. Stuffed into a Baked Potato

With inspiration from a classic reuben sandwich, grab some sliced corned beef, tangy kraut, pickles, and dressing to turn a basic baked potato into a festive dinner.

4. Stirred into Soup

From cabbage soup to creamy potato chowder, shredded slices or thick chunks of corned beef are a welcome addition to just about any pot of soup.

Add Corned Beef to These Soup Recipes

5. Layered on Nachos

Not only will corned beef give your tray of nachos a festive Irish twist, but the extra boost of protein also totally makes them a dinner-worthy delight.

Get a recipe: Nachos with White Queso Sauce (swap the chorizo for corned beef)

6. In a Casserole

When in doubt, give corned beef the casserole treatment. Mixed with ingredients like veggies, rice or pasta, and cheese, a corned beef casserole will surely be an ultra-savory and indulgent affair.

Casserole Inspiration for Corned Beef

7. Mixed into Mac and Cheese

Give that super-creamy bowl of mac and cheese the boost is deserves on St. Patrick’s Day (and beyond). Cut into thin strips of hearty chunks, corned beef brings a salty, spiced, and super-meaty twist to this already-indulgent meal.

Bring Corned Beef to These Mac and Cheese Recipes

8. Stuffed into Quesadillas

We already know that cabbage makes a very welcome addition to cheesy quesadillas, so naturally we’re super eager to bring on the corned beef too.

Get a recipe: Sausage and Sauerkraut Quesadillas (swap the sausage for corned beef)

9. Cooked into Savory Hand Pies

Choose between pie dough, pizza dough, or even puff pastry to turn corned beef into savory hand pies. Pair the meat with chopped vegetables, lentils, or cheese; seal inside a square of dough; and bake for a portable St. Patrick’s Day bite.

Recipes for Hand Pie Inspiration

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10. Added to Tacos

Use the slices of corned beef as the base for taco night. Keep it classic and festive with a cabbage (or kraut) and potato topping, or opt for any of your favorite fixings. Just don’t forget the guac!

Recipes for Taco Inspiration