Saint Paddy’s Day, offers everyone a chance to be Irish for a day. Additionally, it’s a day when many families across America make a traditional Irish dish called corned beef, and cabbage. Most people I know really enjoy a corned beef and cabbage meal on this special day. Some people even feel it just wouldn’t be Saint Paddy’s Day without it. It’s an easy recipe to make so why not give it a go this year for your family?
You can serve this dish with Irish soda bread. My recipe is more traditional and it is not sweet or contains any raisins. It is a savory bread and it is a great accompaniment to this dish. It’s also a simple bread recipe to make. Make both and you’ll have one great Saint Paddy’s Day meal. Who knows maybe late at night a few friendly Leprechauns might come knockin’ on your door. So make sure to make plenty in order to relish in some good luck!
Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day!
Ingredients: (4 people)
- 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1 (3 to 4-pound) corned beef brisket (seasoning packet included with the purchase of the corned beef) Or you can quickly make your own seasoning ( recipe below )
- 1 green cabbage, cut into 1-inch wedges
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 8 allspice berries
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves, crumbled
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs or about 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 1/2 onion ( peeled and rough chopped )
Spice Mix: ProcedurePut ingredients into a cheesecloth that’s tied closed. This will allow the removal of the aromatics easily.
Corned Beef and Cabbage: Procedure
- Place carrots and potatoes in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Place corned beef on top and sprinkle with a seasoning packet or a homemade version.
- Add apple juice and water.
- Cover and cook on a low setting for 6 hours. Add cabbage and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 hours, or until beef and cabbage are tender. Remove beef, potatoes, and vegetables to a platter and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!