Dress in green and celebrate with a meal of corned beef, cabbage, and other Irish fare.
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Shepherd’s Pie with Potato Crust
Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie with Potato Crust
You might call yourself a shepherd too if it meant you would get a dinner this good. Our version of a Shepherd’s Pie is certainly a Southern dinner classic. Instead of mashed potatoes we use scalloped potatoes for the crust, cut with a mandolin slicer—but a knife will work just as well. For the filling, lean ground chuck is perfect, while red wine will add flavors that are rich and bold. Our Shepherd’s Pie has a dash of Worcestershire Sauce, as well as a hearty measure of English peas. This dish will keep you warm on a cool night, but it is fresh and delicious at any time. Round up your appetite and enjoy our Shepherd’s Pie.
Corned Beef With Marmalade-Mustard Glaze
Corned beef is a signature dish of St. Patrick’s Day. Find it in the meat section of your grocery store, usually in close proximity to the more familiar beef brisket.
Follow package directions to make the corned beef the night before, refrigerate, and then pop it in the oven with our two-ingredient glaze the next day. Boil cabbage while the beef cooks for a traditional Irish side dish.
Irish Potato Soup
The Irish love their potatoes, and this soup truly makes the most of this humble, hearty vegetable. Sautéed onions and leeks are cooked with potatoes in chicken broth, pureed until smooth, and then served hot or cold and topped with chives and crumbled bacon.
Smoked Paprika Pork Roast with Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce
We "dry-brine" this pork before grilling it with a salt-and-sugar mixture to make it extra flavorful and juicy. The Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce boosts the flavor and juiciness even more.
Recipe: Porter Float
Make a simple adults-only float using vanilla ice cream, creamy porter or stout, and a flavorful garnish of fresh raspberries and mint sprigs.
Recipe: Beer-Cheese Spread
Start your meal with this tangy cheese spread. Make it with a stout for an added Irish flair. Prep the recipe in advance; it requires at least two hours to chill so that the flavors can blend.
The recipe makes a lot, but you can easily freeze it for up to a month. The dip also makes great grilled cheese sandwiches or a topper for French fries, hot dogs, and chili.
Irish Strawberry-and-Cream Cheesecake
Finish off the meal with a delicious Irish cheesecake. Our strawberry-swirled cake gets its Irish kick from sweet cream liquor. We tested the recipe with Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Irish Soda Bread
Recipe: Irish Soda Bread
Break bread with friends and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish Soda Bread.
Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie
Meat-and-potato pies are popular in both Ireland and Britain. Shepherd’s Pie tops a beef and onion mixture with mashed potatoes; it makes for authentic comfort food.
Open-faced Coleslaw Reubens
Recipe: Open-faced Coleslaw Reubens
Buy an unsliced loaf of rye bread in the deli section of your grocery store or bakery, and cut thick slices with a serrated or bread knife.
Irish Cream Cake
Recipe: Irish Cream Cake
The Irish cream liqueur in this cake makes the recipe extra-special. Butterscotch filling and a cream cheese frosting make it divine.