A Classic Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe
Because March means St Patrick’s Day is near. And, just like you see all the turkeys around before Thanksgiving, now you see all the corned beef everywhere. How can you not take advantage of that? Especially right after St Patty’s and it all goes on sale!
But even though we associate corned beef and cabbage with being an Irish dish, this style dish started in the US of A! In Ireland, the dish originated as bacon and cabbage. Since bacon was expensive in the States for Irish immigrants, they started using corned beef.
Well, corned beef is kind of like beef bacon, so that was a great idea. So now we all get to enjoy corned beef and cabbage and tip back a few green beers. Unless you don’t drink… In which case a green apple soda will certainly suffice.
What Exactly Is Corned Beef?
Corned beef is typically a section of the belly brisket that has been salted and cured. The curing process gives it a pinkish color depending on what type of salt it is cured in. Beef brisket is simply the uncured version of the beef. You can cook brisket and corned beef the same way. So, if you only have access to brisket and not the corned beef, then you can use it to substitute as well.
The curing process is sort of similar to making pickles. There are a lot of similar herbs and spices added to the salty brine, like mustard and dill, garlic, and peppercorns.
What Is A “Deckle” And “A Flat” In Brisket?
Corned beef comes from brisket, and brisket is cut in two styles, the deckle, and the flat. The deckle is the fattier tip, so it has a more pointy look in the package or at the counter. The flat is the wider end piece and typically has more fat removed. Both work great, so go with whatever is easiest to find.
Using A Crock Pot For Corned Beef And Cabbage
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- 5.5-6 pounds of Corned Beef
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 head of green cabbage, quartered
- 3 cans of Irish Potatoes
- Loaf of Rye Bread
Place corned beef, juices and all in crock pot, fat side up.
I always buy the corned beef that has the seasoning packets right in it, place those in the crockpot over meat.
Pour water over the top.
Cook on high for about 6 hours.
Reduce to low.
Pour potatoes in.
Place cabbage on top and recover.
Continue to cook for about 2 hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 921Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 333mgSodium: 3351mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 65g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.