Easy Leftover Corned Beef Recipes
Not that leftover corned beef is actually a problem, but here are a few of our favorite post-St. Patrick’s Day preparations
Greetings from L.A., the land of the anything-goes taco, which happens to be a great way to make the most of that leftover corned beef. Plus three other ideas for stretching your St. Patrick’s day spoils.
A year ago I had one of those rare pandemic silver lining moments: no pasta, but tortillas. No chicken, but bountiful corned beef. And so, on the day after St. Patrick’s day we had possibly the tastiest and most unlikely tacos of the year: lefftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef, diced and browned in a pan and garnished with the a cross-cultural amalgam of your classic onion and cilantro for a nod to tradition, slivered half-dried jalapeños, for heat, and, why not, Greek-style pepperoncini for more heat and tangy crunchy counterpoint. Oh yeah, and a nasturtium plucked from my backyard because, well, we need more pretty things in our lives to cheer us up these days. (I might’ve overcomplicated things. A jot of Cholula would probably suffice.) This year I totally forgot it was St. Patrick’s day (shame on my Irish half), so I can’t enjoy these this year, but I highly recommend riffing along these lines if you’re lucky with your leftovers.