what to do with left over corned beef

A flavorful, slow-roasted corned beef brisket is a beautiful thing—so dont let a single bite go to waste!

Corned beef is one of our favorite dishes for St. Patrick’s Day but preparing one that’s tender and juicy is truly a labor of love. Even if you buy a brisket that’s already cured (and save yourself lots and lots of brining time) you’ll still need several hours to cook it. Unless you’re feeding a crowd on March 17th you’re going to have some leftovers—but that’s one of the best reasons to cook your own. Corned beef is the perfect addition to everything from soups and sandwiches to casseroles and quiche, which means that you’ll have no problem using up your extras. And, you’ll find that whatever you add it to ends up even more delicious as a result. Case in point? This make-ahead casserole that’ll remind you of a Western omelet, supercharged with crispy potato tots and savory corned beef.

St. Patrick’s Day Nachos

These use a base of crispy roasted potatoes instead of tortilla chips and are then topped with shredded corned beef and all of our favorite nacho toppings. Try drizzling a little Russian dressing over if you like your nachos extra messy (us too!).

Here at Delish, we LOVE pickles. For our next trick, we’re replacing the bread on a Reuben sandwich with a pickle, turning the deli classic into a low-carb treat you can make any time.

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Not only is this Reuben built on one of the best of all sandwich breads—rye, ofc!—but it balances the salty, cured corned beef with tart sauerkraut and mild, almost creamy melted Swiss. Dont even get us started on how amazing Russian dressing is.

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Honestly, you can put anything in an egg roll and itll be delicious—this Reuben-inspired version is no exception!

Skip the carbs and make this easy one-skillet recipe with cabbage, corned beef, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. It has everything you love about the classic Reuben sandwich without the bread.

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Not feeling a Reuben sandwich or need to serve all the best ingredients from it—corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing—to a crowd? Its time to break out the bagel chips!

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These little bites ditch the bread for a low-carb appetizer worth making over and over again. Store-bought Russian dressing works in a pinch, but were big fans of the homemade version.

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Is your ideal sandwich a perfect Reuben? Ours too. Corned beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese—what’s not to love? It’s why we made these melty crescent squares: They’re kind of like the giant grilled cheese version (complete with a toasty buttery top) that’s perfect for sharing.

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When we started planning out this dip, we put most of our focus the corned beef and Swiss cheese. The dish did need a dash of tanginess from the kraut and Russian dressing, but it couldnt overwhelm the dip. The resulting cheesy, tangy spread might just be better than an actual Reuben sandwich!

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A flavorful, slow-roasted corned beef brisket is a beautiful thing—so dont let a single bite go to waste!

Corned beef is one of our favorite dishes for St. Patrick’s Day but preparing one that’s tender and juicy is truly a labor of love. Even if you buy a brisket that’s already cured (and save yourself lots and lots of brining time) you’ll still need several hours to cook it. Unless you’re feeding a crowd on March 17th you’re going to have some leftovers—but that’s one of the best reasons to cook your own. Corned beef is the perfect addition to everything from soups and sandwiches to casseroles and quiche, which means that you’ll have no problem using up your extras. And, you’ll find that whatever you add it to ends up even more delicious as a result. Case in point? This make-ahead casserole that’ll remind you of a Western omelet, supercharged with crispy potato tots and savory corned beef.

Classic Corned Beef Sandwich

what to do with left over corned beef

With corned beef, sauerkraut, and relish, whats not to love? We spread ours with a thick layer of mustard, but feel free to add or sub your favorite spread to make this your perfect sandwich.

Feb 9, 2023 · The absolute BEST thing to do with leftover corned beef is to make a corned beef sandwich, the most well known of which is the Reuben.Corned Beef & Cabbage · Corned Beef Hash and Eggs · Reuben Mac & Cheese

FAQ

How long can you keep leftover corned beef in the fridge?

After cooking, store corned beef for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze cooked beef 2 to 3 months.

Can you freeze corned beef?

Drained and well wrapped, an uncooked corned beef brisket may be frozen for one month for best quality. The flavor and texture will diminish with prolonged freezing but the product is still safe. After cooking, corned beef may be refrigerated for about three to four days and frozen for about two to three months.

Is corned beef OK if left out overnight?

Any corned beef left over from a meal should be refrigerated promptly — within 2 hours of cooking. Use cooked-ahead or leftover corned beef within 3 to 4 days or freeze for 2 to 3 months.

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