10 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Corned Beef

A flavorful, slow-roasted corned beef brisket is a beautiful thing — so don't let a single bite go to waste!

February 24, 2022

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Doubly Delicious

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.

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Hash Brown Casserole

Mini Reuben Meatloaves

Spice up your basic meatloaves by adding some ultra-flavorful corned beef into the mix. This recipe calls for deli-sliced beef, but you can just as easily chop up leftover pieces if you cooked a whole corned beef brisket the day before.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Corned Beef

Move over, bacon! Roasted Brussels sprouts get a simple, new twist with the addition of chopped corned beef and crushed coriander seeds.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Soup is always one of our go-tos when we need to use up extras. In this case you can give your leftover corned beef new purpose — plus clean out some of the veggies in your crisper drawer!

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Reuben Dip

There’s no better way to use up extra corned beef than in a Reuben. This quick-and-simple dip plays to all the flavors of the classic sandwich — but makes enough for the whole family to share.

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Gnocchi with Corned Beef and Cabbage

The flavors of seasoned beef and cabbage really take potato gnocchi to the next level. The fact that this crowd-pleasing dinner for four can also use up your leftover corned beef? That’s just a bonus.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Quiche

Savory leftover corned beef is right at home with cabbage, eggs and a buttery pie crust in Ree’s easy any-meal quiche. Like bacon and eggs — but better!

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Deep-Dish Reuben Pierogies

Jeff turns packaged cheese pierogies into a meal that will feed the whole family by adding chopped corned beef, sauerkraut and a simple, homemade, creamy dressing.

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Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Pizza

This five-star recipe requires a bit of work but trust us, it’s worth it. The pie takes advantage of a classic flavor combo (corned beef and cabbage) all while using up a lot of extras that are sitting around your refrigerator.

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Corned Beef Reuben with Savoy Cabbage Slaw

When you cook a roast, there’s no simpler way to use up extra meat the next day than by tossing it between some bread for a sandwich. When it comes to corned beef, reach for a loaf of marbled rye — and some Swiss cheese!

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Reuben with Savoy Cabbage Slaw

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