Corned Beef

Spicy and filling, corned beef makes a simple supper. Re-create desirable delicatessen flavors with these easy corned beef recipes for corned beef hash and brisket-cabbage combinations.

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How to Cook Corned Beef

Knowing how to cook corned beef is almost a mandatory skill if you have even a drop of Irish blood in your veins. Corned beef is a quintessential American Irish tradition, although many Americans only eat it once a year, on St. Patrick's Day. Corned beef was one of Ireland's main exports until 1825; County Cork was the largest producer for many decades. The British Army often survived on cans of it during their many and bitter campaigns across Europe. Today, however, corned beef is far more popular in America than it is in Ireland.

How to Make Corned Beef

Every March, when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, people all across the United States start digging out recipes for how to make corned beef. Corned beef is a beef brisket cured in large grains of salt (called "corns," hence the name). While its association with the Irish holiday is cemented in American culture, corned beef and cabbage is not actually the national dish of Ireland. In fact, the average Irish diet didn't even include beef until the 1900s. Corned beef was a delicacy beyond the reach of most common folk, largely because salt was so expensive and also because in those days the Irish kept cattle primarily for dairy.

Slow Cooker Hot Reuben Spread

Betty Crocker

Turn five ingredients into a savory dip that conveniently cooks in a slow cooker.

Total: 2 hrs 10 mins

Grilled Swiss and Corned Beef Sandwich

Better Homes and Gardens

This reuben-type sandwich uses corned beef, sauerkraut, and swiss cheese. Try it when you need lunch in a hurry.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef Brisket with Horseradish Sour Cream

Betty Crocker

Make classic corned beef in a new-fashioned fix-it-and-forget-it style.

Total: 8 hrs 10 mins

Focaccia Reubens

Food & Wine

At The Sentinel, Dennis Leary's riff on a Reuben uses locally made corned beef and fresh focaccia, but the sandwiches are just as delicious with top-quality deli corned beef and store-bought flatbreads.

Total: 50 mins

How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage

Learn how to make corned beef and cabbage, and you've got a simple yet satisfying Sunday supper, with fantastic leftovers for sandwiches! It would be a shame to save this Irish classic for St Patrick's Day only??

Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef: Leftover Logic

Green Beer? No way! Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage. Yes, all the way! There's no better way to enjoy Saint Patrick's Day. This old-fashioned combo dish is probably the Early American boiled dinner, not particularly Irish at all. But it has evolved into the signature meal for St. Paddy's Day, and you will find the meat cases in supermarkets everywhere filled with briskets, just waiting to be turned into a great corned beef and cabbage dinner. These hefty slabs of beef come with packets of spices that need only to be covered with water and simmered slowlyread more

Grilled Corned Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches

The Food Channel

Savor these hearty grilled sandwiches piled high with thinly sliced corned beef and melting white Cheddar cheese.

Trump Card Cocktail Ruebens

Better Homes and Gardens

This appetizer version of a deli favorite has stacked corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing stacked on cocktail rye bread to serve in bite-size portions.

St. Patrick's Reuben Stack

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll love this no-fry version that uses puff pastry shells instead of bread...it puts an elegant spin on this tasty pub favorite.

Total: 30 mins

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Panini

Although you won't typically find corned beef and cabbage at a St. Patrick's Day celebration in Ireland, here in America it's all the rage. For me, the Irish duo turned into an excuse to try out a new obsession.

How to Make a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

This dish is a St. Patrick's day classic but you can make corned beef and cabbage any time of the year. Serve it wish horseradish and mustard and your meal is complete!

St. Patty's Day Corned Beef: 4 Winning Recipes

Can we all agree to stop talking about green beer? Everyone knows that the real star of St. Patrick's Day is corned beef.

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Orange-Spiced Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage. Hey, we don't have anything against that classic St. Patrick's Day dinner. Except that ... we kind of do. And that's only because we've found a great slow-cooker recipe for Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit that's even better. True, if regular corned beef were a potato, this dressed-up version would be a potato with sour cream, scallions, and cheddar cheese. (In fact, Legendary Twice-Baked Potatoes might make a great side dish to accompany this main.) But everything about Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit is as easy as corned beef itself. No mussread more

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Better Homes and Gardens

Don't wait for Saint Patrick's Day to serve this Irish favorite. It's great year-round served with prepared horseradish and mustard.

Corned Beef Panini with Muenster Cheese and Wilted Cabbage

Fine Cooking Books

My kosher granfather wouldn't have dreamed of melting Muenster cheese on his corned beef, but I can't resist this combination after having enjoyed it in Germany as an adult.

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