Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 107, Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick's Day to those who celebrate! I made the traditional meal of the Irish that I make every year now.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

3-4 pounds corned beef
1 small bag baby carrots
4 medium potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium head of cabbage

Place the potatoes and carrots into bottom of a large slow cooker. Place corned beef on top. Add enough water to cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until vegetables are tender and corned beef falls apart with a fork.
Cut the cabbage into 8 pieces. Place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover and boil on high 10-15 minutes, until tender.

Serves 6-8

Since my husband comes from Irish heritage, we make this meal every year. I hadn't made it before marrying so it was new to me the first year we got together. It actually is pretty tasty. The corned beef comes in a couple of cuts, flat and point. Different manufacturers will either place the seasonings in a small bag or stick it in with the meat. Since we always use the seasonings that come with, I don't mind either way.

Flavor Rating: Great, cooking the potatoes with the meat adds flavor to the potatoes.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, slow cooking makes everything easier.

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