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Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich

Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich – The perfect sandwich with leftover corned beef from your St. Patrick’s Day feast, but even the deli stuff will do in a pinch.

Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich ~ The Complete SavoristI love big holiday meals. I don’t care what the holiday is, the leftovers are always in abundance.  Creating new dishes from that initial meal is a creative outlet.  This year I did not buy a huge slab of corned beef brisket, so my leftovers were not as plentiful as they were in years past. But this doesn’t mean I was left without any.

I first toyed with a hash, but thought that was more work that I wanted to do at that exact moment.  Yes, I can be lazy in the kitchen too. It’s not always gourmet over here. Grilled cheese sandwiches have also sounded really good to me lately, so why not a corned beef and a grilled cheese combined…well, don’t mind if I do.

When writing up the recipe, I was rather vague with quantities since you may only want one sandwich or maybe want four.  We had these for lunch, the kid and I, then I made another for my friend Matthew after work and he washed it down with a Guinness, since I still have several lurking in my fridge.

Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich ~ The Complete Savorist

Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich

Author: Michelle


  • Dark Rye Bread
  • Shredded Corned Beef Brisket (about 2 oz per sandwich)
  • Sliced Jarlsberg Cheese (about 1 oz per sandwich)
  • Mustard (yellow, dijon, coarse brown, etc)
  • Softened Butter


  1. Shred and reheat the corned beef brisket in a pan, to warm and slightly crisp.
  2. Butter the outsides' of the bread.
  3. Layer the sandwich in the frying pan/skillet, buttered side down, cheese, then the corned beef brisket, and spread mustard on the inside of the remaining buttered bread.
  4. Grill on each side to the desired doneness, about 2 minutes or so each side.
  5. Slice and serve.

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Corned Beef Brisket ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 17, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Awkward but I am so in love with beef brisket, I’d never have leftovers. This sandwich reminds me of one I ate in a Jewish deli in NYC!

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Arman, that was the taste and feel I was going for, NYC deli.

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    March 17, 2015 at 4:25 am

    5 stars
    Oh yum! You just made my day. Now I must have this Corned Beef Brisket Sandwich today! It looks wonderful!

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Allie, it’s easy and wonderful.

  • Reply
    March 17, 2015 at 4:40 am

    5 stars
    Oh wow, that is a top sandwich and loving the fact that’s it’s on rye, a bread we don’t have much of in the UK!

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Rye isn’t popular or available in the UK? Well if you get a chance to make it, I think a nice sourdough would be lovely.

  • Reply
    heather @french press
    March 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I love corned beef and cabbage, but really is is ALL about the leftovers 🙂 and this sammie looks delicious

  • Reply
    March 17, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Love this idea! Hot sandwiches are soooo delicious. Especially when they’re easy because you use leftovers 🙂

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Victoria, I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • Reply
    March 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    You gotta love all that cheese! This looks liek a great sandwich!

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      Cheese makes everything better doesn’t it?

  • Reply
    March 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    My corned beef is in the pot cooking. I will make sure I have left overs so I can fix this sandwich. Looks so good.

    • Reply
      March 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      How did your corned beef turn out?

  • Reply
    March 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

    i love corned beef soooo muchhh!! this looks great!

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