Corned beef & cabbage are an essential St. Patrick’s Day flavor combination. These quick & easy Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Deviled Eggs are a fun, and totally tasty, way to embrace the classic while creating a creamy, delicious new tradition the whole family will enjoy as a snack, appetizer or as part of lunch or dinner.
So this week has been a big one, and full of changes. Son # 2 turned 18 this week, which was a beautiful albeit bitter sweet moment.
Can you believe he actually thought that meant he’d no longer have to do chores around the house?! I almost died from lack of oxygen I was laughing so hard when he told us this. Luckily, we got it all resolved.
We’re trying to navigate this road as he is now legally adult, but still living in his parent’s home and trying to set appropriate boundaries.
But man, is it stressful!! Luckily, he’s not one to run off full throttle and he knows (and sees) that we’re trying to loosen the reigns while still being parents with his best interest at part.
Since turning 18, he was able to cash out his family savings and used that toward the purchase of a second car. A little sporty for my taste, but he did his research, bidded his time, and seems to have really found a good deal.
So while I’m typically a stickler about all things school, this particular son has busted his butt to maintain honor roll all year long, and I may have relented and let him play hooky for a day.
Ok, I totally did- and it was a pretty awesome day. We went to DMV, and magically only waited an hour to get his car situation straightened out. Then we went our for a special Mom & Birthday Boy lunch at Ruby Tuesday’s. He got to order whatever he wanted, and it was awesome to celebrate with him that way.
Then we got home and I was ready to get pics of these yummy Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Deviled Eggs I’d made that morning.
The same deviled eggs I’d asked said son to put in the refrigerator, right before we left for the DMV.
When they were already placed in the bowl of a very large tupper ware dish, I’d assumed that he would put a lid on and call it a day.
Not only did he stick this dish of deviled eggs straight into the fridge sans lid, he stuck it on the top shelf- which freezes everything. This is not our first time having this same exact conversation either. Ugh- teenagers!
Half were frozen, so those sadly went into the trash bin, but the other half were totally edible and completely yummy- just not as pretty as they would have been if stored correctly. I went ahead and took pictures of them anyway, because I seriously couldn’t wait to share the recipe with y’all in time for this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.
These Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Deviled Eggs may seem like an odd, unlikely combination at first due to the corned beef & cabbage in them, but one bite and you’re gonna be in love with their creamy filling.
Whether you’re feeling lucky or not, these yummy little appetizers are a sure bet. They’re perfect before lunch or dinner, or to serve at any Irish-themed event. Bring a little something different to your next back yard barbecue, just don’t have your well-meaning teen store them for you!
Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage Deviled Eggs
- 12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
- 2 slices Boar's Head corned beef, diced
- 1/2 cup diced cabbage
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp finely grated carrots, for garnish
- thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
- Slice the hard boiled eggs in half length wise. Gently remove the yolks and put them in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small skillet, saute the cabbage 2-3 minutes, or just until softened.
- Add the mayonnaise and mustard to the egg yolks, and whip until the mixture's completely smooth.
- Stir in the corned beef and cabbage until evenly combined. Salt & pepper the filling, to taste.
- Scoop the mixture into a gallon sized ziplock bag, twist down to the mixture to seal and close. Snip off one of the bottom corners, and pipe the filling into the eggs.
- Sprinkle with carrots and a few green onions for garnish. Serve immediately, or store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until needed.