Monday, March 11, 2013

What's Cooking - Corned Beef and Cabbage

It's getting close to St Patrick's Day and in our house it wouldn't be complete without a delicious pot of Corned Beef and Cabbage. We don't fuss too much with ours.

We put a good sized pre-brined corned beef in a crock pot, cut a head of cabbage into quarters, then halve the quarters (yes, that's eighths, but little wedges, not slivers).

 Then we add carrots and potatoes, the latter cut into quarters. And we add that little spice packet too. We just cover with about a cup of water to keep it moist, but a can bottle of beer is good too. Maybe a nice dark Guiness or any good Irish ale.

I thought I'd link you to some more recipes. That way you can choose your own special version. The lovely picture here came from It's the top rated recipe on the web.

Another top recipe is Alton Brown's at Don't you just love his recipes. Usually easy, and delish. This one includes a recipe for brining if you choose to do your own.

Here's another foodnetwork recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage. This one is cooked in the crock pot but has a tasty Horesradish sauce.

Hope these help you prepare for the feasting, and don't forget to keep your dark Irish beer at room temperature.

After posting I realized I left out you vegans, sorry. Here is a recipe with make your own vegan meat. Here's another using seitan. Others basically the same recipe as the meat, but using meat substitute.


Jane Skoch said...

Oh yum. I have never tried it in the slow cooker - let alone w/beer.

akaCINDERS said...

Very tender and so easy in the slow cooker, Jane

Pili said...

Sounds very yummy! Since I'm off this year for St Patricks, I need to have Irish food!

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