The Best Corned Beef N' Cabbage This Side of the Blarney Stone

March 13, 2015
Recipe by: Randy Manoni

When most American's think of St. Patrick's Day they think of green beers, "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" t-shirts and most popularly, Corned Beef and Cabbage. American's love to "eat like the Irish" by preparing this dish, however, Corned Beef and Cabbage is so rarely eaten in Ireland that some people wonder if it's even Irish. Whether the dish is actually Irish or not didn't stop our chefs from whipping it up. Nothing is more comforting than corned brisket, cabbage and warm vegetables. 


Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 - 4 Hours
Yield: 6 - 8 servings
Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

Corned Beef

  • 4 lb corned brisket of beef
  • 3 large carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 6 to 8 small onions
  • 1 teaspoon dry English mustard
  • large sprig fresh thyme and some parsley stalks, tied together
  • 1 cabbage
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Cabbage

  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large head of cabbage, sliced into 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch wide slices

 

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Directions

Corned Beef

  1. Put the brisket into a Swiss Diamond Stock Pot with the carrots, onions, mustard and the herbs.
  2. Cover with cold water, and bring gently to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  3. Discard the outer leaves of the cabbage, cut in quarters and add to the pot. Cook for a further 1 to 2 hours or until the meat and vegetables are soft and tender.

Cabbage

  1. In a Swiss Diamond Saute Pan, add 2 cups of the corned beef stock, the cabbage, onion, and garlic. Taste the liquid. If it is too salty, add more water to the pot.
  2. Raise the heat until the liquid is simmering well. Simmer until the cabbage and any other vegetables are cooked through, 15-30 minutes.
  3. Place vegetables in a serving bowl, add a little of the cooking liquid to the bowl.

To Serve

  1. Serve the corned beef in slices, surrounded by the vegetables and cooking liquid. Serve with lots of floury potatoes and freshly made mustard.