It’s Corned Beef and Cabbage time… as the calendar nears March 17th!
The Captain and I hosted a Potluck…. to celebrate an Early St. Patrick’s Day dinner for a group we belong to called “The Birds in Paradise” !
If you look real close, you can see the Captain in his large green bow tie third from the left in the pic. No, you won’t see me as I took the pic. That is just the way I like it! 🙂
Unfortunately, this was not the complete group as others arrived a little later.
Our part of the potluck was furnishing the corned beef and cabbage and the drinks. And because the corned beef (I actually made two of them) platter was licked clean, so to speak…..I would say that speaks well of this corned beef and cabbage recipe.
This is an easy recipe that you put in a crock pot and set it and forget it. You can always cook the brisket in the oven the traditional way, but this is simpler leaving time for you to do other things than watching the oven.
There was plenty of food in the green theme….jello salads, cabbage casseroles and a wonderful Cream de menthe Cake! We gave a prize for the best costume….and I will let you guess (from the pic) who the prize went to…..Hint! an apron full of green backs could be considered!
We all had a great time and we certainly enjoyed the great food and fellowship!
If you look under my recipe category, you will find other St. Patrick Day Dishes…
I hope you enjoy the printable recipe below!
- 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick pieces
- 10 baby red potatoes, quartered
- 1 onion, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 4 cups water
- 1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet
- 6 ounces beer
- 1/2 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
- Place the carrots, potatoes, and onion into the bottom of a slow cooker.
- Pour in the water, and place the brisket on top of the vegetables.
- Pour the beer over the brisket.
- Sprinkle on the spices from the packet, cover, and set the cooker on High.
- Cook the brisket for about 8 hours on low.
- About 45 minutes before serving...stir in the cabbage and cook for 1 more hour.
- For extra goodness, remove the corned beef from the slow cooker and cut or shred the meat.
- Place in baking pan.
- Mix 1/3 cup of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- Spread over the corned beef
- Place under the broiler (or bake in the oven) for about 5-10 minutes or until sugar/mustard browns and caramelizes.
- Serve with the cabbage on the side.
- I have made cabbage with onion and bacon...see my recipe index link in the above text.... and added this to the slow cooker or I have served it as a separate side dish.
- You have options with your cabbage!
- Also, the glaze of brown sugar and dijon mustard give the corned beef the extra little kick of ...Ohhhh soooo goooood!