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Irish Tacos....a fabulous way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day

Got leftover corned beef from yesterday’s festivities?  Honestly, I don’t know why you would, but on the off chance that you didn’t gobble up all that corned beef, I have the perfect leftover idea.  Make Irish Tacos!

Only a girl who is part Irish, who married an Irish man, that lives in the Southwest would think to combine these two.  I know it may sound a bit odd, but trust me on this one…I have steered you wrong yet?

I know I have mentioned one too many times that we LOVE St. Patrick’s Day at our house.  We go all out for the kids and then make a big ol’ pot of corned beef and cabbage with a side of soda bread.

Irish Tacos....a fabulous way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day

A few fried potatoes, leftover corned beef, sauerkraut (or cabbage…fresh or cooked), Swiss cheese, and a little Russian dressing is all you need besides some corn tortillas.  It’s almost like a Reuben, but not quite.  The corn tortilla and potatoes add a nice twist.  I added a few chopped green onions for some freshness and color, but you totally don’t have too.

And if you don’t have any leftover corned beef or didn’t make any…this will be just as tasty with the pre-cooked package of corned beef found in many grocery store deli sections…just heat for about two minutes and you’ve got yourself a nice bowl of beef!

Irish Tacos....a fabulous way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day

So…I forgot to add the cheese to the pictures, because I had to leave it off my tacos.  However, Hubbyman had one with cheese and one without and said it was wonderful both ways.  So it’s really up to you on how to personalize these tacos.

Other Great Ideas for Leftover Corned Beef

Corned Beef Canapes
Grilled Reuben Sandwiches

Irish Tacos
These Irish Tacos are a great way to use up leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day or for any time you crave a little of that corned beef flavor without a heavy meal!
  • 1 lb corned beef
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 20oz package diced potatoes with onion (I used Simply Potatoes brand..or cut up your own potatoes)
  • 1 tbls oil
  • sauerkraut*
  • Russian Dressing
  • green onions, chopped (opt)
  1. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoesand cook 10 minutes without stirring. Turn potatoes, continue to cook 7 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Warm leftover corned beef in microwave until heated through. Right before potatoes are done warm tortillas for about 30 seconds in microwave.
  3. On top each tortilla add one slice of cheese, ¼ cup potatoes, 2 oz meat, and then top with sauerkraut, dressing and green onions.
  4. * Instead of sauerkraut feel free to try leftover cooked cabbage or even shredded fresh cabbage.
  5. © Around My Family Table


  1. What a great way to eat corned beef! I love that stuff so much but I never get it because I’m the only one in my family that likes it!

  2. This recipe looks delicious.

  3. I Wash You Dry says:

    These look fantastic Wendy! I could eat 15 of them right now!! :)

  4. Wendy,
    What a clever idea for repurposing corned beef!
    I look forward to trying it.

  5. This is SUCH an amazing idea!

  6. This looks so amazing. How do you do it Wendy? My kids love corn beef and this puts a fun spin on another way to enjoy tacos especially with corn beef,can’t wait to try this with the kids. Thank you so much Wendy for yet another amazing tip.

  7. ashley cabell says:

    This recipe looks really yummy! I’ll just have to try it one day.


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