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This Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the perfect way to use up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers. Or better yet, use it as a simple way to celebrate with this favorite Irish-American holiday tradition!
 
Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese on Rye on a white plate.

I’ve got a pinch of Irish blood in me and St. Patrick’s Day is as good an excuse as any for eating corned beef and cabbage. I tried turning the classic Irish American dish into a grilled cheese, because I’m a grilled cheese lover. I have a grilled cheese board on Pinterest. I once made grilled cheese sandwiches for an entire month. You can turn almost anything into a grilled cheese. We lovingly refer to them as melties in our house.

Use your leftover corned beef and cabbage, put some cheddar on there, and slap it between two slices of rye or make it with deli sliced corned beef and cabbage. I’m even including my instructions for Corned Beef as a bonus 🙂

Easiest Slow Cooker Corned Beef
I go the simple route with my corned beef. I buy a corned beef brisket and toss it in the slow cooker. Add 2 cups beef broth (we don’t do beer here), and 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce. Make sure you include the spice packet that came with your brisket. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese on Rye cut in half on a white plate.

Watch the video below where I walk you through the recipe and include my special tips for making the perfect loaded grilled cheese sandwich.

Have A Safe and Happy St. Patty’s Day! 

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese on Rye
Servings

4 sandwiches

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese on Rye on a white plate.
This Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the perfect way to use up St. Patrick's Day leftovers. Or better yet, use it as a simple way to celebrate with this favorite Irish-American holiday tradition!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter plus more for spreading
  • 1 head green cabbage chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 pound sliced corned beef
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 loaf rye bread sliced
Instructions
  • Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until cabbage is tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Butter one side of each slice of rye. Assemble sandwiches with a generous pinch of shredded cheddar, several slices of corned beef, another generous pinch of cheddar, a generous spoonful of sautéed cabbage, and a final generous pinch of cheddar. Top with another slice of rye.
  • Grill on a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until bottom piece is toasted. Carefully flip and allow the other side of the sandwich to toast. Cook until outsides of sandwich are toasted to a golden brown and cheese has melted completely. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1874mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 113.7mg | Calcium: 510mg | Iron: 3.4mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese on Rye
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Kelley
March 19, 2018 10:33 pm

The bread looks delicious where do u find good rye like that?

March 19, 2016 12:07 pm

I'm a grilled cheese lover too! This one looks incredibly. There's really nothing better than a great grilled cheese sandwich!

March 18, 2016 1:16 am

Such an awesome twist on a classic St. Patrick's Day dish!

March 4, 2016 6:13 am

These_look_delicious. And, I'm in search of yummy recipes for St. Patrick's Day. Thank you!

March 1, 2015 6:32 pm

Nice and simple, just like I like it.

March 1, 2015 4:48 pm

Girl, I am not a huge fan of reubens–but this has me drooling! Looks great!

March 1, 2015 2:15 pm

Holy moly that looks good!

May 12, 2013 6:19 am

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March 16, 2013 3:51 pm

HOLY YUMMINESS! You are a genius and I can't wait to make this! Thank you 🙂

Rachel Ring
March 16, 2013 12:43 pm

I almost wish that I hadn't used the rest of my corned beef in a Ruben Soup… good thing the sale should still be going on and I can make these too – YUM!

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