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Top 10 St. Patrick's Day Recipes


St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated with corned beef and cabbage. Try my crockpot recipes for this classic this year. The meat turns out unbelievably tender, and the carrots, onions, and cabbage are flavored with beer and brown sugar. As implausible as that combination sounds, it's delicious. Other classic recipes include Irish Soda Bread and simmered corned beef. Mix it up with Corned Beef and Cabbage Tarts and some delicious Corned Beef and Slaw sandwiches. Enjoy!

1. Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Linda Larsen

This fabulous recipe is easy and foolproof. I often omit the beer and just use water or beef broth mixed with water. The corned beef is so tender you can cut it with the side of a fork.

2. Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
Linda Larsen

I love quick breads of all sorts. But this bread is one of my favorites. There's something about the sour cream in the bread that makes it so moist and tender. What am I saying? Of course it's the acid in the sour cream that makes the bread so moist and tender. Try it!

3. Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie

Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie
Linda Larsen

While Shepherd's Pie may have been invented in Northern England or Scotland, it's the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe. Use corned beef instead of ground or cubed beef for extra flavor. Yum.

4. Corned Beef Slaw Sandwiches

Corned Beef Slaw Sandwich
Linda Larsen

If you want to serve something simpler for St. Patrick's Day, these crisp, creamy, crunchy, savory, and sweet sandwiches can't be beat. I think that covered all the bases!

5. Corned Beef and Cabbage Tarts

Red Cabbage Corned Beef Tartlet
Linda Larsen

This fabulous and delicious recipe sounds a little strange, but it's wonderful. I have to make it a few times during the month of March. Of course, you could leave out the corned beef, but for St. Patrick's Day, why?

6. Classic Corned Beef

Sliced Corned Beef
Linda Larsen

Corned beef is delicious when simply simmered and served with a creamy mustard sauce. If you can, look for organic corned beef at a co-op, or ask about it at the butcher shop. It's not pink like regular corned beef, but has a subtle flavor and wonderful texture.

7. Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint Cake
Linda Larsen

Chopped chocolate mint candies are stirred into cake mix, then baked for a moist and velvety cake. It's topped with a cream cheese and mint frosting and more chopped candies. Wow.

8. Tomato and Cabbage Bisque

Tomato and Cabbage Bisque
Linda Larsen

Throw some cooked, chopped corned beef into this super quick and easy soup for a complete meal. Just add it when you add the soups and cream cheese to the sauteed cabbage and onions. The flavor and texture is this soup is just outstanding.

9. Mint Brownies

Mint Brownies
Linda Larsen

Mint and brownies go together like chocolate and peanut butter, or green and St. Patrick's Day! These delicious brownies are topped with a velvety mint green frosting, then topped with a chocolate ganache. They're spectacular.

10. Pan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Easy Pan Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Linda Larsen

Any list of St. Patrick's Day recipes would be incomplete without a potato. This spectacular recipe is easy and so good. It's getting quite easy to find fingerling potatoes in the market these days. Just be careful when you add the water to the hot potatoes in the pan.

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