Friday, March 18, 2011

Bully Beef Dip... new life for St. Patty's leftovers.

Corned Beef (or “Bully Beef” as it’s sometimes referred to in the UK) is rarely seen any other month than March here in the US.  "Bully” beef seemed appropriate for the season of March Madness.  This is a great way to use what remains of your St. Patrick’s Day corned beef brisket.  Delicious with slices of baguette and fresh veggies.

Most people have strong feelings about corned beef.  You either love it, or hate it.  Rarely do you find one who doesn’t have an opinion when it comes to this traditional cut of beef. 

Like a lot of people, I feel obligated to serve it on St. Patrick’s Day.  In the days following, even those who love it sometimes have had enough - leaving me with a chunk of beef that goes to waste.   Since I don’t have many people stopping by for meals any more, I tried to come up with an appetizer for watching all the March Madness games the next several days.

I found the dip idea on, but found it had too much “sauce” and not enough beef.  I’ve changed the mayo & sour cream it to make it “dip-able” instead of “dunk-able”.  Much better.  The dill becomes even more pronounced if you let the dip refrigerate overnight, but it’s still delicious served immediately.  

For this fun way to use that abundant "bully beef" - go to:

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  1. Garrison Keilor said something like "God gave us March so people who don't drink can know what a hangover feels like!" So true... March is a bully and this year April and now May are big bullies too - here in MN it's been a tough spring...