got leftover corned beef? make these -

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash browns
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup canola oil
4 to 5 cups chopped cooked corned beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


In a large ovenproof skillet, cook hash browns and onion in oil until potatoes are browned and onion is tender. Remove from the heat; stir in corned beef and salt.
Make eight wells in the hash browns. Break one egg into each well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until eggs reach desired doneness. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

Toasted Reubens

4 teaspoons prepared mustard
8 slices rye bread
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef
1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons butter


Spread mustard over four slices of bread. Layer with cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and horseradish; spread over remaining bread. Place over sauerkraut. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Reuben Dip

4 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, finely chopped
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 can (8 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Rye bread or crackers



In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until cheese is melted; stir until blended. Serve warm with bread or crackers. Yield: about 4 cups.

Hearty Split Pea Soup

1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas
8 cups water
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 large onions, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 cups cubed cooked corned beef or ham
1/2 cup chopped celery
5 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional



In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Reuben Noodle Casserole

5 cups uncooked egg noodles
2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
3/4 pound sliced deli corned beef, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 slices day-old light rye bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted



Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, soup, milk, onion and mustard.
Drain noodles; stir into sauerkraut mixture. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with corned beef and cheese.
Place bread in a food processor; cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Toss crumbs with butter; sprinkle over casserole.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 5 servings.

Creamy Corned Beef Casserole

1 can (12 ounces) corned beef, crumbled or 1-1/2 cups diced cooked corned beef
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
8 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
1 package (7 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 bread slices, cubed
2 tablespoons butter, melted



In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread cubes with butter; sprinkle over top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Corned Beef and Coleslaw Sandwiches

2 cups coleslaw mix
3 tablespoons sour cream
4 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 slices rye bread
1/2 pound thinly sliced corned beef
8 slices Swiss cheese



Place coleslaw mix in a small bowl. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, mustard and salt. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss to coat.
Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until toasted. Layer with corned beef, coleslaw mixture and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Dublin Potato Salad

3 large white potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
12 ounces cooked or canned corned beef, cubed
1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk



Cover potatoes in lightly salted water and boil until tender. Drain, peel and cube. Combine vinegar, sugar, celery seed, mustard seed and 1/2 teaspoon salt; drizzle over still-warm potatoes. Cover and chill.
Just before serving, gently fold in cabbage, corned beef, pickle and onion. Combine mayonnaise, milk and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; pour over salad. Gently toss. Serve in cabbage-lined bowl. Yield: 8 servings.

Reuben-Style Pizza

1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/4 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
2 cups cubed pumpernickel bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 pound sliced deli corned beef, coarsely chopped
2 cups sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese


Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll and press dough onto bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, soup and salad dressing until blended. In another bowl, toss bread cubes with melted butter.
Spread cream cheese mixture over crust; top with corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese. Sprinkle with bread cubes. Bake 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Reuben Dip

1 tablespoon butter
2 green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Muenster cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound cooked corned beef, chopped
1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
Assorted crackers



Place butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds or until melted. Add onions; cover and cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in the cheeses, ketchup, mustard and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute; stir. Cook 45 seconds longer. Stir in beef.
Place sauerkraut in a microwave-safe 1-qt. dish; top with beef mixture. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Corned Beef Stir-Fry

7 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef
Hot cooked rice, optional



In a small bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
In a large skillet, saute the cabbage, carrots and onions in remaining oil for 15-16 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in vinegar-oil mixture and corned beef. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. If desired, serve with rice. Yield: 4-6 servings

Reuben Calzones

1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
1/2 pound sliced cooked corned beef
Thousand Island salad dressing



Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pizza crust dough and pat into a 12-in. square. Cut into four squares. Layer a fourth of the cheese, sauerkraut and corned beef diagonally over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold one corner over filling to the opposite corner, forming a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Place on greased baking sheets.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with salad dressing. Yield: 4 servings.

Corned Beef ‘n’ Cheese Strata

10 slices rye bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1-1/2 pounds cooked corned beef, shredded
2-1/2 cups (10 ounces each) shredded Swiss cheese
6 eggs
3 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the corned beef and cheese. Whisk the eggs, milk and pepper; pour over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Remove strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9-12 servings.

Chicken Reuben Roll-Ups

2 slices swirled rye and pumpernickel bread
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices deli corned beef
2 tablespoons Thousand Island salad dressing
Additional Thousand Island salad dressing, optional


Preheat oven to 425°. Tear bread into 2-in. pieces; place in a blender. Cover and pulse to form coarse crumbs; transfer to a shallow bowl.
Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Top with cheese and corned beef. Roll up chicken from a short side; secure with toothpicks. Brush outsides with dressing; roll in bread crumbs.
Place roll-ups on a greased baking sheet, seam side down. Bake 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Discard toothpicks; if desired, serve with additional dressing. Yield: 2 servings.

Reuben Bread Pudding

4 cups cubed rye bread (about 6 slices)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups cubed or shredded cooked corned beef (about 1/2 pound)
1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
3 large eggs
1 cup 2% milk
1/3 cup prepared Thousand Island salad dressing
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, toss bread cubes with butter. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and 1/2 cup cheese; transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
In same bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salad dressing, mustard and pepper; pour over top. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.

Reuben Pasta Salad

4 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
6 cups coleslaw mix
8 ounces sliced deli corned beef, cut into strips
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese



In a large saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the brown sugar, oil, mustard, vinegar and caraway seeds. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
Drain noodles. In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, noodles, corned beef and warm dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).

Reuben Rounds

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
6 slices Swiss cheese
5 slices deli corned beef
1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 cup Thousand Island salad dressing


Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry; layer with cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut to within 1/2-in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style. Trim ends and cut crosswise into 16 slices. Place on greased baking sheets, cut side down. Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with salad dressing. Yield: 16 appetizers

Corned Beef Bagel Dip

3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
2 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 to 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, optional
3 to 4 bagels, cut into bite-size pieces



In a bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir in the corned beef, onion, parsley, seasoned salt and horseradish if desired. Serve with bagel pieces. Yield: about 2 cups.

Reuben Quiche

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons finely crushed Rye Triscuits or other crackers
1 tablespoon rye or all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
FILLING:
5 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 package (2-1/2 ounces) deli corned beef, cut into 2-inch strips
1/2 cup sauerkraut, well drained
4 eggs
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, flour and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onions in butter until tender; set aside. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over crust. Top with corned beef, sauerkraut and remaining cheese. Whisk the eggs, cream, flour, mustard, salt and reserved onion mixture; pour over cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Reuben Soup

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
2 cups half-and-half cream
2 cups chopped cooked corned beef
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Rye croutons, optional



In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add broth and baking soda. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat. Add sauerkraut, cream and corned beef; simmer and stir for 15 minutes. Add cheese; heat until melted. Add salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons if desired. Yield: about 6 servings.