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corned beef pita with Groucho Sauce

Corned Beef Pitas

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  • Author: Chef Lisa @ A Pinch of Salt Lake
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: stovetop, baked
  • Cuisine: Irish, American


Shredded corned beef packed in a pita with coleslaw and a wonderful sauce that is perfect for St Patrick’s day. Easy Coleslaw is a classic cabbage side that adds crunch to pitas. Groucho Sauce is a wonderful sauce that adds the perfect punch of spice to these Irish Corned Beef Pitas!


  • 11/2 pound Cooked Corned Beef Instant Pot Corned Beef
  • 4 Pitas

Easy Coleslaw

  • 1/2 head cabbage, shredded into thin bits (about 6 cups) or use a 16-ounce bag of angel hair cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated (about 1 cup)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, both green and white parts (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 11/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt or Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Groucho Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Mix the shredded cabbage, grated carrots, and sliced green onion in a bowl. 
  2. In a small container, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, seasoning and black pepper until all incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  3. Stir into the cabbage mixture and refrigerate for 20 minutes to let the flavors combine.

Groucho Sauce

  1. Mix together all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

Corned Beef Pitas

  1. To assemble the Irish pitas, slice the pitas in half and carefully seperate to create pockets. 
  2. Add a spoonful of coleslaw in a pita half.
  3. Spoon warm shredded corned beef on the coleslaw.
  4. Drizzle the Groucho sauce over the brisket.
  5. Serve with potato chips and enjoy.