Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese
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Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
The ultimate St. Patrick's Day grilled cheese sandwich! Salty corned beef, sauteed cabbage, and gooey Irish cheddar on pumpernickel bread create a savory, satisfying sandwich that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any quick weeknight dinner.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups sliced green cabbage — (1/4 small head)
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion — (about 1/4 large)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ounces corned beef
  • 4 slices pumpernickel — or dark rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter — plus additional for griddle as needed.
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup grated Irish cheddar cheese — or other white cheddar, about 4 ounces


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cabbage, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften and brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add the water sauce, then cover and let cook until the cabbage is tender, 15-20 minutes. Check and stir the mixture about every 5 minutes. If it becomes to dry, add a bit more water so that the vegetables do not stick to the pan. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and cook, uncovered, for 2 additional minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter a large non-stick skillet over medium heat or preheat a Panini press.
  3. Assemble sandwiches: Spread 1 side of each bread slice with 1/4 tablespoon butter for grilling. Spread the other side of the bread slices with 1/2 tablespoon mustard. Layer the sandwiches as follows: bread slice (butter side down), 1/4 cup cheese, 2 ounces corned beef, 1/2 of the sautéed cabbage mixture, additional 1/4 cup shredded cheese, final bread slice (butter side up). Grill the sandwiches for 2-4 minutes on each side, until bread is toasty and the cheese is melted.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese, Gourmet Sandwich Recipe

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