10+ Corned Beef Dishes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Corned beef—a fancy name for salt-cured brisket—is often found paired with potatoes and a pint of Guiness. Traditionally, Irish Catholics would abstain from meat during Lent, but would enjoy meats such as beef and pork, along with other treats, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Although the corned beef we know today is more likely to turn up on American St. Patrick's Day menus than Irish ones, it's still a delicious way to celebrate the influence of Irish culture on American cuisine.
Oven-Braised Corned Beef Brisket
Cooking corned beef in the oven is much easier—and so much tastier—than boiling it. This 5-star Oven-Roasted Corned Beef Brisket Recipe guarantees a tender and delicious St. Patrick's Day feast. Make it, and you'll see why one reader calls it "the best corned beef I have ever had in my life!"
Corned Beef Borscht Sandwich
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Enjoy all of the rich, warm flavors of traditional corned beef and cabbage in a fraction of the time—not to mention, with a fraction of the clean-up—with this flavor-packed recipe developed specifically for the Instant Pot. Our easy Instant Pot corned beef recipe is sure to be a fast family favorite. Serve this hearty dish with plenty of crusty bread for sopping up the rich juices. Any leftover meat makes for amazing next-day corned beef sandwiches.
Corned Beef Horseradish Terrine
This unique appetizer is a fresh twist on traditional corned beef dishes. Layer a mixture of horseradish and cream cheese with sliced, cooked corned beef and chill. Once chilled, cut into equal pieces and serve with baguette slices.
Corned Beef With Marmalade-Mustard Glaze
This is a great make-ahead dish. Follow the package directions to cook the corned beef the day before, and refrigerate. Use our glaze for even more flavor, and just pop it in the oven.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Looking for the perfect corned beef and cabbage recipe for your St. Patrick's Day dinner? This easy recipe has everything you love about the traditional meal—melt-in-your-mouth corned beef, tender cabbage, and hearty potatoes—plus a delicious horseradish-breadcrumb topping.
These flavorful Reuben sandwiches feature thinly sliced corned beef layered with cider vinegar-pickled cabbage and Gruyère cheese, all atop toasted focaccia bread.
Day-After-Saint Patrick’s Day Soup
This hearty soup is a great way to repurpose St. Patrick's Day leftovers like cooked corned beef, potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Simply sauté fresh onions, celery, and garlic in butter and add broth for a richly flavored base, then toss in the leftovers and other fresh herbs and seasonings. Simmer for 15 minutes and serve.
Corned Beef Salad
This salad is a light but still festive way to serve corned beef on St. Patrick's Day--or to use up leftovers the next day.
Pickle Bun Reuben Sandwiches
Substituting a jumbo pickle for a bun adds a ton of flavor and texture to this classic sandwich, all while making it keto-friendly. The pickle “bun” is super juicy and slightly crunchy, while the creamy dressing adds some bright tang and sweetness.
NYC Melting Pot Reubens
Top fresh rye bread slices with layers of corned beef, roast beef, Swiss cheese, kimchi, and a homemade mayonnaise-based sauce for a tangy Asian twist on the classic Reuben sandwich.
Red Flannel Hash
This hash is a Yankee tradition, so called, some say, for its colors, which resemble a red flannel shirt, and is a great way to use up leftover corned beef and potatoes. Our version combines roasted beets and potatoes with a small portion of corned beef for a lighter take on the original.