Monday, March 12, 2018

Corned Beef Recipe Ideas for Saint Patrick's Day - Low Carb

I haven't decided yet what I'm going to make for St. Patrick's Day. I'm not a huge fan of corned beef, but I don't mind having it once in awhile. Are you one of those folks that loves corned beef or one who can't stand it? Or, maybe you're like me, and can take it or leave it, but enjoy it on occasion in small doses. Regardless of what side of the corned beef fence you are on, I decided to go back through the years to see some of the various ways I have prepared it for St. Patrick's Day.

One of the easiest ways I like to use corned beef is to make a simple "sandwich" using quality deli-style corned beef (like Boars Head). I get it sliced thinly and also pick up some thinly sliced Swiss cheese, and add some Bubbie's sauerkraut  (which also adds a healthy dose of fermented food) to make a low carb version of a reuben sandwich. I like using my grain free quesadillas for these. In order to keep it super simple, you can make them as roll-ups without any bread. I like to use my grain free quesadillas to make "Reuben-dillas". You can check these out here:  Reuben-dillas

Or...if you are looking for a more traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage, check out this recipe that I did in my crock pot (I cooked the cabbage separately on the stove). You can find the easy recipe for it here:  Corned Beef & Cabbage

And lastly...if you are looking for a way to use up extra corned beef or just want something a bit different and non-traditional, you might like this Brussels Sprouts & Corned Beef Hash Topped w/ a Poached Egg. Check out my easy directions here:  Brussels Sprouts & Corned Beef Hash



Charlotte Moore said...

I have never eaten corn beef but don't think I would like it. It has a funny looking texture to me. I do love kraut though.

Kathy said...

Hi GGC - I am not a huge fan of corned beef but will eat it in small amounts now and then. I can't even remember when I ate it last! Lol Anyway ... I love your idea of the Reuben-dillas and I hope I can find Boars Head Corned Beef in the deli section at a grocery store in my area.

CyberSis said...


Well, I like to say I don't care for it, except for paper-thin slices on a (grain-free) Reuben (complete with Bubbie's, of course.) But my hubby likes to make a boiled dinner out of a big hunk of the stuff. I don't like the *smell* of it cooking, but I have to admit that it does *taste* pretty good!

LeighZ said...

I'm in your camp on this one - I can take it or leave it. My husband loves corned beef, so I'll use your crock pot recipe. Thanks for posting these recipes and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours!