We are nearing St. Patrick’s Day and if you haven’t nailed down your menu, let me suggest this Corned Beef Braid. I have mentioned a couple of times that I have only had corned beef within the last couple of years and I really like it! In fact, I’ve now wondered where this traditional Irish meat has been all of my life?!
If you are looking for an easy festive lunch or dinner I’ve got a zillion step-by-step photos for you to walk you through every moment of the process! If you’ve been afraid to attempt a ‘braid’ I’ll relieve your hesitations. It’s SO easy! Stuffed with yummy corned beef, cheese, potatoes, and spinach this braid is not only simple, it’s also filling and delicious!
Corned Beef Braid
- Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine dinner or Texas rolls and roll into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 20-25 minutes.
- Remove wrap and spread mustard lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough. Top with corned beef, spinach and potatoes. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Top with grated cheese. Make cuts 1 1/2-inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling.
- Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. Then braid strips alternately over filling. Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.
- Lift braid with both hands and place on sprayed baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 375°F 20-25 minutes.
Here are a couple of other great recipes you can add to your St. Patrick’s Day menu!