Every St. Patrick’s Day stores trot out their pretty packages of Corned Beef. But Corned Beef can be made many times during the year, not just near an Irish holiday! But what stops many people from making Corned Beef? They need a Recipe for Corned Beef that will knock their families socks off. And made the traditional way, Corned Beef and Cabbage can look kind of unappealing to adults- never mind kids.
There are three tips that I think make Corned beef and Cabbage- REALLY deelish and look good too! They are:
1. Use a Crockpot and make it easy on yourself!
2. Put a “Special sauce” on the Corned Beef (more on that below!)
3. Make sure when you slice the Corned Beef, that you slice it against the grain.
-3 pounds corned beef brisket (the ones that come already marinating in the package with spices are ideal. Like this one)
-1 large head cabbage, cut into 4 wedges. And your choice of a handful of Veggies (carrots, corn, zucchini etc…)
1. Check your Corned Beef for any extra fat, trim off. Place corned beef in your Slow Cooker. If a spice packet came with the corned beef add it. Cover. Put on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours. It should be tender when poked with a fork, but still firm.
(If you cook the Corned Beef in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.)
2. Take the cooked Corned Beef out of the water, to rest. Skim the water, and put your veggies in. Quarter your cabbage and put the wedges in. Cook in water as long as needed to get the veggies tender. Cabbage will take about 15 minutes in boiling water.
3. The Corned Beef is cooked and ready to be sliced across the grain. But for extra awesome Corned Beef move on to step 4!
*4. Put your cooked Corned Beef in a roasting pan and cover with a layer of special sauce (1/3 cup ketchup, a spoon of brown sugar and a splash of vinegar). Roast at 350 for 10-15 minutes. ENJOY.
The Corned Beef will look and smell beautiful after it comes out of the oven. And you will look like you learned to cook it in the Old Country!
Although you should know… they dont actually make Corned Beef and Cabbage like that in Ireland that I know of. But they should…cuz it’s THAT good people!!
Cheers! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!