Corned Beef and Cabbage

As a kid, I couldn’t stand corned beef and cabbage. My mom would always make me something different so the rest of my family could enjoy this dish. After not having it for at least 20 years, I decided to cook it and put my own twist on it. Turns out, it isn’t so bad after all. The beef is cooked in beer and has all the veggies with it. In my opinion, the beer cut out the over powering salt flavor and just left a juicy, flavorful piece of meat. Also, cooking mashed potatoes gave a different taste than the traditional boiled potatoes. Give this recipe of mine a try this St. Patty’s Day and let me know what you think. I truly enjoyed it!

 

Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage

Serves 4

  • 1 Corned Beef Brisket with seasoning packet (2.5lb)
  • 1 1/2 Bottled Beer (light ale)
  • 1 cup Baby carrots
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (small diced)
  • 1/8 tsp Ground pepper
  •  1/8 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

Sides

  • 1 Medium sized head of cabbage(chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Butter (unsalted)
  • S & P for taste
  • Sprinkle of Sugar
  • Mashed Potatoes (prepared)

 

Crock pot recipe-must cook meat on low for 8-10 hours or on high 4-6 hours

If you choose to not cook in the crock pot, follow below:

Place the all of the ingredients for the Corned beef brisket (not the sides) into a deep pot. Turn on high until it comes to a boil. Lower the temperature to low and simmer for 5-5 1/2 hours (yes, this long). Remove the brisket from the liquid and let it set for about 5-10 minutes. Be careful, the meat should be very tender and may fall apart. With a sharp knife or electric knife set, cut the corned beef into 1/4 inches slices. It should cut easily and be very juicy. Serve on top of the cabbage (recipe below), carrots, and mashed potatoes. Add a tablespoon of the liquid from the pot to the meat if desired.

 

For the cabbage, in large skillet, melt the butter on medium to high heat. Add the chopped cabbage, salt, pepper, and sugar. Sauté for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage has softened.

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Serve with your Corned beef, carrots, and mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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