If you’re cooking a big Irish-inspired meal this St. St. Patrick’s Day, we wager that you’ll likely have some leftover corned beef. These recipes will make excellent use of it in a variety of dishes, from hearty breakfast options (mm, corned beef hash) to work lunches for the entire week following the holiday. They are so delicious that they might convince you to cook corned beef all year long.
Making a corned beef sandwich, the most popular of which is the Reuben, is the BEST thing to do with leftover corned beef. A Reuben is traditionally made with cured corned beef that has been salted and topped with sauerkraut, mild Swiss cheese, and the real MVP, Russian dressing. We have embraced the idea because we are such big fans of it:
Heads up: St. Making an Irish-themed family dinner on Friday and using the leftovers as party food on Saturday is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, which falls on a Friday. Check out our Reuben egg rolls, our St. If you need inspiration, try our baked Reuben dip, Reuben pickle bites, or St. Patrick’s Day nachos.
Our vegetarian beet Reubens are for you if you’re bummed you can’t partake in the corned beef sandwich action because you don’t eat meat. Check out our suggestions for what to do with extra Easter ham if you need more leftovers inspiration. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below.
No matter how much we’d like to, we can’t have a Reuben sandwich every day for dinner. This stuffed chicken, though? That’s a whole other story. It contains all of our favorite ingredients, including Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and corned beef, and is elegant enough to serve to dinner guests while still being simple enough to eat any night of the week.
Mini Reuben Meatloaves
Add some intensely flavorful corned beef to your basic meatloaves to jazz them up. This recipe calls for deli-sliced beef, but if you cooked a whole corned beef brisket the day before, you can just as easily chop up leftover pieces.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Corned Beef
Roasted Brussels sprouts are given a straightforward, fresh twist without the use of bacon by being combined with chopped corned beef and crushed coriander seeds.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
One of our go-to meals whenever we need to use up extras is soup. In this situation, you can use up any leftover corned beef as well as some of the vegetables in your crisper drawer!
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A Reuben sandwich is the best way to use up leftover corned beef. This quick and easy dip mimics all the flavors of the traditional sandwich while still making enough for the entire family to enjoy.
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Gnocchi with Corned Beef and Cabbage
The addition of seasoned beef and cabbage elevates the taste of potato gnocchi. It’s just an added bonus that this crowd-pleasing dinner for four can utilize your leftover corned beef.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche
In Ree’s simple any-meal quiche, savory leftover corned beef is at home with cabbage, eggs, and a buttery pie crust. Like bacon and eggs — but better!.
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Deep-Dish Reuben Pierogies
By including chopped corned beef, sauerkraut, and a straightforward, homemade, creamy dressing, Jeff transforms prepackaged cheese pierogies into a meal that will feed the entire family.
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It takes some effort to make this five-star recipe, but it’s worth it, in our opinion. The pie uses up a lot of extras that are lying around your refrigerator while utilizing a traditional flavor combination (corned beef and cabbage).
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Corned Beef Reuben with Savoy Cabbage Slaw
The simplest way to use leftover meat from a roast the following day is to combine it with some bread to make a sandwich. Grab a marbled rye loaf and some Swiss cheese when it comes to corned beef!
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CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE BAKE!! LEFTOVER MAKEOVER!!
Does cooked corned beef and cabbage freeze well?
Corned beef and cabbage freeze very well. Set a reminder for the meal’s second celebration on your calendar. Perhaps you’ll be in the mood to go back to St. Louis in a few months. Patty’s day foods again.
Is corned beef and cabbage good the next Day?
This recipe can be made, heated through, and served on the same day, but for the best presentation, flavor, and texture, make it the day before.
How do you freeze leftover corned beef and cabbage?
Each stack should be double-wrapped in plastic wrap before being put into a rigid freezer-safe container or a freezer bag. Seal the bag or container, then label and date it.
How long are corned beef and cabbage leftovers good for?
Leftovers. Any leftover corned beef from a meal needs to be chilled right away—within two hours of cooking. Use cooked-ahead or left-over corned beef within three to four days, or freeze it for two to three months. Reheat food to a temperature of 165 °F as determined by a food thermometer.