Corned Beef Potato Salad

Corned Beef Potato Salad
4 cups sliced red potatoes, skins on
1 bunch green onions (approx 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups diced cooked corned beef
1/2 cup beef broth
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Scrub potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices, place in medium saucepan; almost cover with water; salt to taste; bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer; cover and cook until tender, but not mushy. Drain.

Wash, trim and slice green onions, including tops (approximately 1/4 cup). Spray non-stick skillet or pan with non-stick spray. Add onions to pan and cook over medium heat until onions are tender. Add corned beef and heat through (do not over stir and crumble cooked corned beef). Add broth, sugar, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 1 minute. Pour over potatoes, toss and serve.

Complete meal with foods from each of the 5 food groups; including milk, yogurt or cheese.


A nice cross between German Potato Salad and Corned Beef Hash. Vinegar and broth may be adjusted to please individual tastes. Serves 6

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Quick Tips

Q. Where did this recipe come from?

A. Great idea for keeping the luck of the Irish alive and enjoying corned beef in season – nice way to showcase alternative recipes for balancing nutrition

Q. Balancing nutrition can be hard – how do we do it?

A. Start with the end in mind. Own your diet – adopt a lifestyle of proper nutrition that reflects the 2005 Dietary Guidelines and includes 3 servings a day of low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt – look for alternate recipes, such as this low-fat potato salad – include foods from all the food groups to complete the meal – use variety of foods and dishes – as a parent, role model good nutrition

Q. What if my family doesn’t like that much vinegar – can the recipe be changed?

A. Recipes are meant to be changed. Adjust the broth and vinegar portions in the recipe to suite your family tastes. On another thought – this recipe is a variation of German Potato salad. By introducing your family to new tastes and cultures you help them broaden their diet and increase their ability to meet recommendations for all nutrients.

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