Aside from the fact that this combines two of my absolute favorite guilty pleasure foods, this is a hella-effective leftover recipe. Simply dice the leftover corned beef you have in your fridge, layer it with freshly grated swiss and sauerkraut, and heat it in a pan. A complete reinvention of that leftover corned beef from start to finish in 15 minutes!
- 12 street taco flour tortillas
- 1 lb corned beef (cooked and diced)
- 8 oz swiss cheese
- 11 oz sauerkraut
- 1/4 cup mayonaise
- 1 tsp dill weed
- In small bowl, mix together mayo and dill until well combined. Again, place in fridge if making ahead.
- Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Grease with a 1 tbsp of butter, spreading it around the pan for even coverage. Meanwhile, set oven to a high broil and move the rack to the second slot from the top.
- To assemble the taco, first spoon a small 1/2 tbsp of dill mayo into the middle and lightly spread it around with the backside of the spoon. Place the taco in the frying pan so that the mayo side faces up. You can do multiple tacos at once, so long as each can lay fully flat in the pan.
- On top of the mayo, spread a small pinch of swiss cheese, being careful not to drop/waste any in the hot pan. Next, grab a healthy pinch of corned beef and lay it on top of the cheese. Top with sauerkraut and another small pinch of swiss cheese. Saute for about 3 minutes, or until the bottom of the taco begins to lightly brown. Remove each tortilla to a baking pan.
- When your baking pan is full, place it under the broiler in the your oven and watch carefully. Cook until cheese has melted and outside of tortilla barely begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
- If you don't have any leftover corned beef, don't fret. Simply go and pick up some high quality corned beef from the deli counter at your local grocer. Here in the southeast US, Publix even offers online ordering for their deli counter. You can use that to skip the lines. A medium thickness on your cut is ideal.
- I really like the street taco approach to this, so look for the tortillas labeled as such in your grocery store's international food aisle. If you can't find it, go for the smallest shells they have.
- I always recommend getting a block of cheese - Swiss in this case - and taking a couple of minutes to grate it yourself. Home grated cheese melts smoothly, and doesn't contain added preservatives. It simply tastes better!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Irish, St. Patrick's Day
- Serving Size: 3 tacos
- Calories: 489
- Sugar: 2.1g
- Sodium: 1865mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 31g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 36g
- Cholesterol: 106mg
Keywords: Irish Food, Tacos, Corned Beef