7 Surprising Ways to Reinvent Corned Beef for St. Paddy's Day

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Not a fan of traditional corned beef and cabbage but still want to prepare something festive for St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Here are 7 off-the-beaten-path corned beef recipes – and they all pair well with your favorite Irish beer!

No. 1: Reuben Patty Melt Casserole

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If you like the option to throw everything in a casserole and be done with it, this easy and delish corned beef casserole will have you sitting down to St. Paddy's Day dinner leprechaun-quick!

No. 2: Corned Beef Melts with Sweet & Sour Onions & Wilted Cabbage

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This corned beef and cabbage sandwich adds a thick layer of melted Gruyere for a cheesy kick you didn’t know you were missing with traditional corned beef and cabbage. And would make a good use of leftovers if you decide to go the traditional corned beef route.

No. 3: Corned Beef Hash-Reuben-Potato Pie

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This corned beef and potato "pizza" combines the traditional corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, but in a totally different way. Potato pizza with tender corned beef and sauerkraut? Yes, please!

No. 4: Richard Blais' Corned Beef on Rye with Sauce Maria Rosa & Brussels Kraut

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For a slightly more upscale corned beef sammy, Top Chef winner Richard Blais has you covered with this creation which features a kraut made of Brussels sprouts.

No. 5: St. Patrick's Day Reuben Hash

And for a more traditional, but equally delish take on hash, make this St. Patrick’s Day Reuben Hash. And hint – this one features beer too!

No. 6: Corned Beef Hash-Stuffed Potatoes with Eggs

If you’re thinking of more of a “breakfast for dinner” or even “breakfast for breakfast” recipe, check out Rachael’s corned beef hash stuffed potatoes with eggs.

No. 7: Irish Nachos

For a Mexican take on St. Paddy’s Day, try Irish Nachos featuring waffle fries, corned beef, cheddar cheese – and beer! If you pair this with a pint of Guinness, you can have beer with your beer!

So what do you think -- will you be making a traditional corned beef this year, or changing it up? Watch below to see Rach make her Reuben Potato Pie!

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