Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

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Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

There is no more perfect grilled cheese for St. Patrick’s Day than Corned Beef Grilled Cheese. A stack of salty corned beef, topped with sweet caramelized onions, and gooey melted cheese- Yum! This is perhaps the best way to eat corned beef. Can you disagree?

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

I didn’t even mention the crispy pumpernickel bread.

What is it about pumpernickel bread that makes such a great hot sandwich?

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

The onions are cooked in beer and flavored with a little Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and a few caraway seeds.

You can use either leftover corned beef that you’ve cooked yourself, or a deli-sliced corned beef.

It reminds me a little of my all time favorite sandwich – the Reuben.

If you really wanted to go with the Irish theme, you could always add some sautΓ©ed cabbage to this Corned Beef Grilled Cheese.

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

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Corned Beef Grilled Cheese
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup dark beer (I used Samuel Adams Black Lager)
  • 8 ounces deli-sliced corn beef, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 cups shredded Jarlsberg or Fontina cheese
  • 8 slices marble rye bread
  • butter for grilling sandwiches
Instructions
  1. Melt 1½ tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and sprinkle with sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook until soft and golden, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add beer and continue cooking until liquid turns slightly syrupy, about 8 to 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mix in the corned beef slices.
  3. On 4 slices of bread, layer the cheese, and corned beef and onion mixture. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread.
  4. On a griddle or large pan, melt some butter and grill the sandwiches until lightly browned and crispy on both sides and cheese is melted.

Recipe Source: adapted from Food Network

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19 thoughts on “Corned Beef Grilled Cheese

  1. Pinned this. I grew up eating corned beef and my husband is a new convert to it. Let’s see if I can get Mr. White Bread to eat pumpernickel (I love it). (my parents were from new york – they made the best Reuben’s ever. Man I miss their cooking.) Also? Thanks for putting the kind of beer you used. I hate it when I read a recipe that says “dark beer, light beer, yadda, yadda, yadda” and I’m left wondering – I’m not a beer person so I would have wandered the grocery store aisle asking strangers what a “dark beer” was. Appreciate it!

  2. I am not a sandwich person, but would not be able to skip this corned beef sandwich…it sure looks delicious and packed with flavors…
    Hope you are having a great week Christin πŸ™‚

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