These unusual Irish tacos stuffed with potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and onions make a great St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Have you ever had tacos made with sliced corn beef or corned beef hash tacos? I love how these Irish flavours pair up with cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and tortillas, to make this tasty meal.
As well all know, corned beef and cabbage is a popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner but this recipe takes this Irish classic to the next level! Why not make Irish tacos this year? They just the thing to serve with your homemade shamrock shakes and St. Patrick-themed cookies.
Taco shells are great fun to experiment with. Their neutral flavour ensures pretty much any filling will go. So if you want to make a south of the border style of sandwich, tacos could well be the way to go.
How to Make Irish Tacos
You don’t have to decide between Mexican and Irish cuisine when these tacos with potatoes, corned beef, cabbage and onions combine the best of both worlds!
First of all you need to peel and boil some potatoes and then you can cook onion and cabbage. Mash the potatoes, stirring in the cheese. Now cook thousand island-coated tortillas in a skillet, dressing side up.
Add the corned beef, cabbage and onions on one side and then fold them in half. Once they’re fried to golden brown and smelling incredible, they’re done!
I like to garnish these corned beef hash tacos with chives before serving but you can use any herb you prefer. Parsley would work here.
Tacos Made with Sliced Corn Beef Variations
These Irish tacos are wide open to being tweaked! Consider upgrading the sweet onion to Guinness-caramelized white ones or using sour cream instead of the Thousand Island dressing.
You might like to use ‘crema’ for a more balanced Mexican-Irish taco take. To make cream, combine equal parts of sour cream with mayonnaise then squeeze in some lime juice and, if liked, a little hot sauce. If you don’t have sour cream, plain yogurt would also work. Drizzle the finished tacos with crema.
Choose from flour or corn tortillas and pick your favourite cheese to go in there. I love Irish shredded cheddar. It’s similar to sharp cheddar. Some people make these with two tortillas instead of just one (with cheese in between them) since that makes the tacos sturdier.
What to Serve with this St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
You can take your pick from various Irish inspired recipes that would go well with corned beef hash tacos. If you’re making a range of appetizers, these are of course a very worthy addition to any buffet spread.
You could omit the potato from the Irish tacos and instead serve mashed potatoes on the side or perhaps Colcannon. Beer bacon cheese bread is another option or you could make something like creamed spinach with garlic or cabbage gratin.
These tacos made with sliced corn beef are really simple to put together and you’re going to love the crunch of the tortilla shell with the soft filling inside. The tasty combo of potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and onions really shines in these Irish tacos and I’m sure you will really like how well everything goes together.
These are great finger food but make sure everyone has a plate and napkin because the juices can run out when you bite into these corned beef hash tacos. You can mix and match the ingredients used to come up with a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day dinner which everyone will enjoy.
So if you usually make the same dishes every year, why not try these Irish tacos with potatoes, corned beef, cabbage, and onions this year for a change. I was so pleased when I made these. They really do pack a great flavour punch and the taco shells are a great vehicle to deliver all those favourite Irish ingredients in every bite.
Fun St. Patrick’s Day Traditions
We all know food is a huge part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which is why these tacos made with sliced corn beef should be top of the list! In addition, you might like to decorate with leprechauns and shamrocks, dress in green, and play some Irish music while you much on your delicious Irish tacos!
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Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions Recipe
Irish Tacos with Potatoes, Corned Beef, Cabbage and Onions
- 12 flour tortillas taco sized
- 3 russet potatoes russet
- 1 Cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 Pinch salt
- 1 Pinch pepper
- 1 Pound corn beef deli cut thin sliced
- 1 Cup cabbage chopped
- 1/2 Cup thousand island dressing
- 1/2 onion sweet, sliced
- chives chopped, optional garnish
- Wash and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes and Add to a pot of salted boiling water for 10 minutes
- Remove potatoes from the water and replace with cabbage and onions. Cook for 5 minutes to soften. Drain and set aside.
- Mash the potatoes and stir in the shredded cheese.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Arrange tortillas on a solid surface. Add a dollop of Thousand Island dressing and brush over the surface of the tortilla.
- Spread mashed potatoes onto one half of the tortillas and gently press the potatoes down. Top with sliced corned beef, cabbage, and onions. Fold tortillas in half.
- Add ¼ cup vegetable oil to the skillet. Carefully add tacos to the oil and fry for 30 seconds. Fold tortilla in half and fry for 30 more seconds to brown.
- Garnish with chopped chives.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
If you are looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day dinner idea or for any day, try out these Irish tacos made with sliced corned beef. This unique taco recipe is full of flavour. Add corned beef hash tacos to the menu soon!