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These leftover corned beef recipes are great to use if you have meat from last nights dinner. Keep reading to find ways to use those delicious leftovers in recipes like hash, tacos, casseroles and more.
Corned beef is a brisket that has been salt cured and brined in seasonings like mustard seeds, peppercorns, coriander, and allspice. The brine used is similar to a pickling liquid that helps to tenderize the beef.
St. Patrick's day is a popular time of year to prepare corned beef but often there are leftovers. Leftover corned beef can be used in many different types of recipes like hash, casserole, soup, and much more.
1. Corned Beef Tacos
If you find yourself with leftover corned beef, tacos are always a great way to use leftover meat. These corned beef tacos use corn of flour tortillas, shredded corned beef, and are topped with a cabbage jalapeno slaw and homemade dressing.
2. Corned Beef Tater Tot Casserole
Make sure to save any leftover corned beef to make this delicious tater tot casserole. Filled with beef, veggies, and topped with crunchy tater tots. This meal is packed with flavor and texture.
3. Corned Beef Hash
Chopped up corned beef, diced potatoes, and onions are all cooked together to make this amazing and filling homemade corned beef hash. A wonderful way to use leftovers, this meal works for anytime of day.
Try serving this hash recipe topped with a poached or fried egg and side of fruit for a full meal.
4. Corned Beef Sandwich
Classic reuben sandwiches start with rye bread, tender corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and some Russian or Thousand Island dressing.
This sandwich is served warm to get delicious melty cheese. A great meal for the day after St. Patrick's holiday to use up leftover corned beef.
5. Corned Beef Pizza Rolls
Use your leftovers for these easy pizza rolls. Refrigerated pizza dough is used to roll up sliced corned beef and cheese. Serve with a Thousand Island dressing for dipping. A quick and easy appetizer that is perfect for a party or snack.
6. Corned Beef Cottage Pie
The perfect mash-up of Shepherds pie and corned beef hash. This is a good recipe to use for leftovers or even canned corned beef. Creamy mashed potatoes are used to cover a corned beef filling made with beef, chicken broth, and seasonings.
7. Corned Beef Quesadilla
One of my favorite ways to use leftovers. Quesadillas are fast, easy, and everyone loves them. These quesadillas are made with thinly sliced corned beef, Swiss or Havarti cheese, and drained sauerkraut. Toast them up on a heated skillet for a cheesy, delicious meal or snack.
8. Corned Beef Chowder
Creamy chowder is the perfect way to use up leftover beef. This can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove. You can use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen like a bag of frozen vegetables, broth, and leftover corned beef. Make this meal for a fast and easy lunch or dinner.
9. Corned Beef Casserole
A good casserole recipe is always great to have on hand. This corned beef casserole recipe is definitely a keeper. Use egg noodles, leftover meat, veggies, cheese, and a few extras for a warm, bubbly, delicious dinner.
10. Reuben Stromboli
Reuben stromboli or reuben calzones are a great way to use up leftover meat. Use refrigerated pizza dough to make this super easy meal.
11. Reuben Dip
Just need a few simple ingredients for this creamy dip. Serve it warm with crackers, chips, or bread.
12. Corned Beef Sliders
Want to feed a crowd or need a hearty appetizer? Try these amazing corned beef sliders. Corned beef is layered on party rolls with an easy homemade dressing and melted cheese.
13. Corned Beef Omelet
A tasty spin on an omelet, this breakfast recipe is basically corned beef hash wrapped in fluffy eggs to make an omelet. Great for a filling brunch or breakfast, this dish is packed with delicious flavor.
14. Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
This tasty soup is hearty, full of potatoes, veggies, and of course, leftover corned beef. A comforting meal that works well for a quick meal.
15. Reuben Egg Rolls
Turn your leftover corned beef into some crunchy, crispy egg rolls. Stuffed with corned beef, cheese, and sauerkraut. Serve these tasty egg rolls with some Thousand Island dip.
16. Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage and corned beef just go together like peanut butter and jelly. When it comes to a classic pairing, these cabbage rolls have it all.
Lightly steamed cabbage leaves are wrapped around parsnip mash and shredded corned beef. They are baked until warmed through and served with extra parsnip mash.
17. Reuben Stuffed Baked Potato
Baked potatoes stuffed with all the ingredients of a Reuben sandwich make a fun weeknight meal or something different to serve for game-day.
Chopped corned beef is mixed with sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing and then stuffed into fluffy baked potatoes. Top with some melted cheese for a crowd pleasing meal.
18. Reuben Irish Nachos
This fun appetizer is one of my favorite leftover corned beef recipes. Thinly sliced, crispy potatoes are topped with chopped corned beef, sauerkraut or shredded cabbage, shredded Swiss cheese, and a creamy homemade Thousand Island dressing made with Greek yogurt.
19. Reuben In A Bowl
Leftover meat is the star of this fresh salad that's a low-carb take on the classic sandwich. Full of wonderful crunch from the shredded cabbage and carrot base and the homemade dressing is a must make.
20. Keto Reuben Casserole
Looking for a low-carb meal thats filling and full of flavor? This casserole is just the recipe you need.
Think of this as a Reuben sandwich in casserole form with layers of corned beef, sauerkraut, pickles, and Swiss cheese. The secret to getting that rye bread taste without the carbs is caraway seeds.
21. Corned Beef Fried Rice
Fried rice is a great way to use leftover ingredients. Try adding corned beef for a fun take on this Asian inspired dish.
This recipe uses leftover corned been and leftover cold rice. Add in some eggs, soy sauce, and green onions
Did you try any of these recipes? Don't forget to check out the easy recipe for slow cooker corned beef dip below.
Leftover Corned Beef Recipes
- Slow Cooker
- 1 cup chopped corned beef
- 1 8 ounce cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup Thousand Island dressing
- ½ cup sauerkraut, drained
- Place all of the ingredient into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
- Stir every 30 minutes until ready to serve.
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