Ever made corned beef and cabbage? It may seem like a slightly intimidating dish, but have no fear! We have a variety of ways to bake this classic St. Patrick’s Day dish—from fast and furious in the Instant Pot to low and slow in the crockpot.
Plus, corned beef isn't just for St. Patrick's Day. We have a dozen recipes for corned beef that will inspire you to prepare it in more than one way and more than once a year.
Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage
We chose to simmer the meat in the oven, similar to pot roast. The low and steady temperature ensures even cooking, and when you’re done, bake it for about 10 minutes to get a nice, golden crust!
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
That’s right, you can most certainly have tender, flavorful meat in just under two hours. Plus, we give you our favorite tip for making the corned beef less salty.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
You simply can’t go wrong with the low ‘n’ slow method. Add a nice little dollop of whole grain mustard over your beef.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
We actually did a taste test for boiled vs. baked corned beef and baked was the clear winner. However, if you prefer to boil it, we give you instructions for that too!Continue to 5 of 12 below.
New England Boiled Dinner
New England boiled dinner can be made with corned beef, which makes it almost identical to corned beef and cabbage, or with fresh brisket or smoked ham shoulder.
Red Flannel Hash
Red flannel hash is the solution to repurposing the leftovers from a New England boiled dinner. The addition of beets gives it a red hue.
Home Cured Corned Beef
If you’d like to try your hand at curing your own beef, be our guest! Here is an easy recipe to make at home, just be sure to start it at least 5 days ahead.
Corned Beef Hash
Chop up your leftover corned beef and potatoes, fry with some onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!Continue to 9 of 12 below.
If you have leftover corned beef, you’re basically obligated to make yourself a Reuben. Grab some rye bread, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and homemade Thousand Island, and you’re good to go.
Hot Reuben Dip
A Reuben sandwich that you can share with a crowd! This dip is ideal for gatherings and small parties.
Quick and Easy Corned Beef Omelet
Turn that leftover corned beef into an omelet! It's salty, savory, and makes for one hearty omelet that you won't be able to get enough of.
The bold flavors of a Rueben sandwich shine through in this warm casserole. It's big enough to feed a crowd and be made a day ahead of time.