6 Corned Beef Recipes to Enjoy Beyond St. Patrick's Day

Corned Beef
Photo: Andy Lyons

For many, a St. Patrick's Day meal wouldn't be the same without the staple corned beef main course. But that delicious salt-cured beef brisket deserves the spotlight more than just one day a year. Of course we have the traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe here, but we've also got new takes. For a twist on the classic, we've got corned beef recipes in sandwich form, a filling salad, and even rolled into a baked treat.

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Corned Beef

Corned Beef
Andy Lyons

If you've ever wondered how corned beef is made, now's your chance to experience the process by doing it yourself. Don't be intimidated: Curing your own corned beef is easier than it sounds. After you get the pickling spices and liquid prepped, the beef gets a five-day brine. You'll enjoy the juicy, tender corned beef and cabbage with pride knowing you made it all on your own.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Jason Donnelly

Here it is! The traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe you're looking for. This corned beef slow-cooker recipe is the perfect hands-off meat-and-potato meal for the family. And since it only requires five ingredients, you'll have everything put together in the cooker and ready to go in no time.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Salad

This is not your average veggie salad, but that doesn't mean making it is difficult. After preparing the greens, whisk together and drizzle the dressing. Then top with corned beef, cheese, and croutons. It's the perfect 30-minute meal for a busy weeknight.

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Reuben Spirals

Reuben Spirals
Brie Passano

Instead of enjoying corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on bread, bake it into a tasty roll. The traditional Reuben sandwich flavors meld perfectly between a homemade pastry dough made with rye flour. Enjoy the corned beef rolls with Thousand Island dressing to keep the flavors classic.

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Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit

Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit
Blaine Moats

For a slightly more sophisticated corned beef recipe, consider this orange-spiced version. The slow cooker beef features an irresistible combo of mixed dried fruit, spices, orange juice, and molasses for a truly impressive entreé. This would be delicious served with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable sides.

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Grilled Swiss and Corned Beef Sandwich

Grilled Swiss and Corned Beef Sandwich
Marty Baldwin

It's tough to say who benefits more from this food mashup: the grilled cheese that gets dressed up with corned beef or the corned beef that's taken to the next level with Swiss and sauerkraut. Either way, this easy sandwich is super satisfying.

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