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All About Corned Beef

When it comes to St. Patty’s Day grub, one simple menu sums it up: corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, and beer. 

It used to be that making the classic meal meant slaving over the stove for hours. Not anymore! We’ve combined these ingredients into one easy, delicious slow cooker recipe. Now you can enjoy a fuss-free Irish spread any night of the week. You could say it’s the luck of the Irish…

Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

What is corned beef anyway, and just how Irish is it? The name is derived from the “corns” of rock salt originally used to cure beef, traditionally brisket. Initially the salt was used merely to ensure that the meat wouldn’t go off in the days before refrigeration. Later some enterprising cooks added flavorings like coriander and caraway and turned corned beef into the tasty deli staple we all love today. As for its Irish roots, it’s more likely that Irish immigrants to the United States adopted corned beef as a tasty and economical dish. 

While we love corned beef sammies anytime, St. Patrick’s Day is an occasion worthy of a feast. This year, treat yourself to a homemade corned beef dinner without the hassle. And don’t worry about leftovers once the leprechauns have all gone home. Chop it up into hash, toss it in an omelet or mix it up with one of these easy, delicious recipes.

Beef Hash

Corned Beef Reuben Pizza 

Corned Beef Calzones

Corned Beef Burgers with Apple-Sauerkraut Slaw

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