Corned Beef Cups and Other Corned Beef Creations for St. Patrick's Day

March 16, 2015

On St. Patrick's Day, corned beef reigns supreme.  When you prepare it in the slow cooker, on the grill or in the oven, this celebratory Irish dish is a definite favorite on March 17th.  While corned beef is delicious served up with some braised cabbage, it also works well in so many other dishes ranging from nachos, to grilled cheese and even pasta.  These recipes are also a great way to use way corned beef leftovers too.

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese
Recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Corned beef grilled cheese takes the grilled cheese to the next level.  The caramelized onions are cooked in dark beer with butter, mustard and caraway seeds.  You can always add some crisped cabbage to the sandwich too, if you have any on hand.  Fries are an obvious side dish for this dynamite dish.

Coffee Braised Corned Beef
Recipe from Keurig

This slow cooker coffee braised corned beef is a twist on the classic.  The coffee adds robust flavor to the beef while it simmers low and slow for 8 hours.  The result is fork tender corned beef that melts in your mouth.

Reuben-Style Irish Nachos
Recipe from Flying on Jess Fuel

Reuben style Irish nachos are waffle fries topped with sauerkraut, corned beef, thousand island dressing and of course, cheese.  This is an easy dish to whip up if you have frozen fries on hand and perfect for leftovers.  If you love a good Reuben sandwich, you are going to devour these Irish fries.

Pasta with Corned Beef and Brussel Sprouts
Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina

Corned beef and brussel sprout pasta includes all the classic ingredients of a traditional St. Patrick's Day fest but transforms them into a completely different meal.  Caramelized whiskey shallots, tender brussel sprouts, salty bacon and corned beef are tossed in a luxurious Irish white cheddar cheese sauce with your favorite short pasta.  This is also a great recipe for leftover corned beef.

Corned Beef and Irish Cheddar Potato Nests
Recipe from Lea & Jay

If you are throwing a St. Patrick's Day bash, these corned beef and Irish cheddar potato nest are the perfect appetizer of the occasion.  Shredded hashrowns are combined with cheese and baked in muffin tins to form the nests.  The corned beef is piled high in the middle with a sprinkling of fresh chives.

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