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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Leftover Love: Corned Beef

So, you have tons of leftover corned beef and cannot stand the idea of another meal of plain corned beef and cabbage? I don't blame you! Since most grocery stores do not sell small pieces of corned beef you are very likely to have a bunch of leftovers unless you are cooking for a crowd. Here is a small, but very tasty selection, of recipes that are a great way to use up your corned beef.

Recipes that might give you leftover cooked corned beef:

Plain Corned Beef - Take a 3-5 pound corned beef brisket or roast and rinse under cool water to remove some of the salt. Add the brisket to a large pot and cover with water. Add the spice packet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 3 hours.
Glazed Corned Beef, Carrots, Parsnips, and Cabbage
Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner

Recipes that specifically use cooked corned beef (if recipe calls for cooking the corned beef you can skip that step):

Corned Beef Salad in Pumpernickel Rolls
Creamy Corned Beef and Potato Hash
Leftover Colcannon
Glazed Corned Beef, Carrots, Parsnips, and Cabbage
Hot Reuben Spread
Irish Colcannon
Reuben Wraps
Reuben Salad Cups
Traditional Corned Beef Hash

Recipes that can easily have some cooked corned beef added to them:

Irish Style Twice-Baked Potatoes
Baked Irish Colcannon Casserole
Creamy Irish Potato Soup

Recipes that can have the meat swapped for cooked corned beef:

Bacon Colcannon
Chicken Squares

Other simple ideas for leftover corned beef include:

Topping baked potatoes with minced corned beef, shredded cabbage, and Swiss cheese and broiling until the cheese melts.
Adding shredded corned beef to cole slaw.
Top slices of pumpernickel bread or toast with thinly sliced corned beef and creamy horseradish sauce.
Mix shredded corned beef with sauerkraut.
Make simple sandwiches with your favorite bread or toast and sliced corned beef and mustard. Add a few cabbage leaves and/or sweet or dill pickle slices.
Serve with hash browns and poached eggs.
Add chopped corned beef to an omelet or scrambled eggs.
Toss 1 cup chopped corned beef with 4 cups cooked pasta, a can of cream soup (mushroom, celery, etc.), and 1/4 cup milk and bake at 350 degrees until piping hot. Top with shredded Swiss cheese and place under the broiler until cheese melts. Other simple variations would be to add minced pickles or diced hard boiled eggs, or swap out the pasta for rice or cooked diced potatoes for the pasta.
Top with a basic white sauce and serve along side your favorite side dish and vegetables.
Make your favorite recipe for golabki (or other favorite cabbage roll recipe) and use corned beef for part or all of the meat.

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