12 Ways to Get Your Corned Beef On

We can all agree that corned beef and cabbage is delicious, but what else can you do with corned beef? Well, you've got questions and we've got answers!

Collage of corned beef and hash

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

    Best Boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe - platter of sliced corned beef, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage sprinkled with herbs
    Sally Vargas

    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

    Insta Pot Corned Beef - corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots on plate
    Coco Morante

    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

    Crockpot Corned Beef - drizzling mustard on sliced corned beef
    Marta Rivera

    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

    The best baked corned beef on a plate with some sauteed cabbage
    Elise Bauer

    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!

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  • New England Boiled Dinner

    New England Boiled Dinner with potatoes, carrots, cabbage and corned beef
    Elise Bauer

    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 uses leftover corned beef plus beets
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Elise Bauer

    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

    Corned Beef Hash
    Elise Bauer

    Chop up your leftover corned beef and potatoes, fry with some onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

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  • Reuben Sandwich

    Reuben Sandwich
    Elise Bauer

    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

    Hot Reuben Dip
    Summer Miller

    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

    Horizontal image of the best corned beef omelet. The folded omelet is covered in browned corned beef. Grated cheese and parsley are on the top of the omelet. A white cotton napkin is partially under the plate. A fork rests on the napkin which is to the right of the plate. A partial view of a glass of orange juice is above the plate. Halved strawberries are to the left of the omelet on the plate.
    Nick Evans

    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.

  • Reuben Casserole

    A golden brown baked reuben casserole is cooling on a rack. A metal spatula is in the lower right hand corner. A matte grey plate has a side salad and black fork in the upper right. A dark teal linen is under the plate.
    Alison Bickel

    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.