Growing up, my family always made corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. It was a special treat that we looked forward to every year. However, we often found ourselves with leftovers that needed to be used up. That’s when we discovered the deliciousness of leftover corned beef rolls!
To make these rolls, you’ll need a few simple ingredients:
- Leftover corned beef
- Sliced Swiss cheese
- Thousand Island dressing
- Rye bread or dinner rolls
First, thinly slice the leftover corned beef. I find that the thinner the slices, the easier it is to roll up the sandwiches. Then, spread a layer of Thousand Island dressing on each slice of bread or roll. This tangy dressing adds the perfect amount of zing to the sandwich.
Next, layer a few slices of Swiss cheese on top of the dressing. The gooey melted cheese pairs wonderfully with the salty corned beef. Now it’s time for the star ingredient – sauerkraut! I like to drain the sauerkraut well before adding it to the sandwich to prevent it from becoming too soggy.
Once the sandwich is assembled, carefully roll it up and secure it with toothpicks. This will help keep everything in place while it bakes. Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
When the rolls come out of the oven, they will be golden brown and irresistibly aromatic. The combination of flavors – the tender corned beef, the tangy dressing, the melty cheese, and the crisp sauerkraut – is simply mouthwatering.
These leftover corned beef rolls make for a fantastic lunch or dinner option. Serve them alongside a side of crispy fries or a fresh green salad for a complete meal. They’re also great for parties or get-togethers, as they can be easily prepared in advance and baked when ready to serve.
So next time you find yourself with leftover corned beef, don’t let it go to waste. Whip up a batch of these delicious rolls and savor the flavors of St. Patrick’s Day all over again. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!