It’s March and for many people around the world, the month has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. This St. Patrick’s Day some of the 34.5 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry (and maybe some non-Irish as well) will be celebrating this extra green holiday. In fact, over 41.5 billion pounds of beef and over 2.5 billion pounds of cabbage are produced every year for St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that corned beef is actually an American invention? Folks in Ireland will not be dining on this treat to celebrate the holiday. Speaking of differences, while St. Patrick’s Day is ranked fourth on the list of biggest drinking days in the U.S., many local pubs will close for the day in Ireland.
Staples of St. Patrick’s Day like corned beef and cabbage are certainly not going anywhere, but we hope this blog will inspire you to try some new takes on the classic St. Patrick’s Day dishes. Bar food is more popular than ever, so why not turn pub classics into St. Patrick’s Day mash-ups? Have you ever thought of turning corned beef and cabbage into pizza toppings? Have you ever thought of turning a Reuben into nachos? This St. Patrick’s Day we are giving you 5 creative twists on classic dishes.
This dish makes a St. Patrick’s Day classic portable!
A beloved classic, the grilled cheese sandwich, gets an Irish twist with hearty Irish Soda Bread.
Nachos get the makeover they never knew they needed with this crunchy, ooey-goey, twist on a Reuben.
4. Irish Tacos
Because everything tastes better on a tortilla, right?
This recipe adds a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness, to a cold-day favorite. With so much cheesy, warm goodness, how can you go wrong?