Slow Cooked Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patty’s

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This is a perfect family meal to celebrate Saint Patricks Day.  It can be placed in a slow cooker in the morning and be ready to enjoy in the evening.

I enjoyed cooking this wonderful Irish feast as much as I enjoyed eating it with a glass of green beer that I made prior to sitting down to eat.

*Note:  my slow cooker was a wee bit small, so I had to cut the recipe in half, but that was fine, the corn beef brisket I purchased was about $13.00 so cutting it in half will give me two meals.  It’s all about the green, lads and lassies.

cornbeef1Ingredients List: Full Recipe

  • 4 cups of hot water (from the tap)
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large or 2 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 3-lb corned beef round or brisket, packaged with spices
  • 8 small white or yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters
  • 1 head of green cabbage (about 1 1/2 pounds) cored and cut into 10 wedges

Instructions:

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1.  In a 6 – quart electric slow cooker, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions, mixing well.

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sugar

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ground pepper

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onions, wedged

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2. Place the corned beef in the mixture, and scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides.

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3. Cover and cook on the high heat setting for 4 hours.  Remove the lid and add the cabbage wedges over the top.  I love cabbage so I added as much as would possibly fit.

4. Cover and continue cooking on high 3 to 4 hours longer or until the beef is tender.

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5. To serve, carve the beef into slices and serve with the cabbage and potatoes, with some of the cooking liquid spooned on top of the beef to keep it moist, even though I found that it was as moist as my eyes when I’m watching Going My Way with Bing Crosby!

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I don’t cook big meals that often, I’m very simple with my meals because I don’t like all the fuss, but I have found that the slow cooker is the way to go.

This meal took me about 1/2 hour to prepare, and was inexpensive (since I got two meals out of the ingredients) and I really enjoyed the the final outcome.

Make sure that you serve it with crusty bread, and have a jar of horseradish at the ready (which I didn’t need, the flavor was outstanding without it),and of course as I mentioned earlier, a cold glass of green beer, enjoy!

Matt

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.”

Irish Blessing

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