Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Recipes: Corned Beef

St. Patrick's Day is only 4 days away. If you haven't planned your evening meal yet, consider the traditional corned beef as your entree. Below are several different corned beef recipes, hopefully enough variety to find something that suits you!

If you have a favorite Corned Beef recipe you would like to share, please let us know! Or maybe you have some great leftover ideas!

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4-5 lb corned beef brisket
1 medium clove garlic
1 medium yellow onion, halved
2 whole cloves
10 whole black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seed
1 medium head cabbage, cut into wedges

Wipe corned beef well with damp paper towels. Place in a large pot, cover with cold water. Add all ingredients, except cabbage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Skim. Cover, continue to simmer 3-4 hours or until fork tender. Add cabbage the last fifteen minutes.

Remove corned beef and cabbage from liquid. Slice corned beef and arrange on platter with cabbage wedges.

Crockpot Corned Beef And Cabbage
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1 can corned beef
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 sm. cabbage, sliced thin
1 (6 oz.) can tomato sauce
2-1/2 c. potatoes, cubed
Chili powder to taste
Pinch sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown corned beef and onion. Add tomato sauce, cabbage, potatoes, and sugar. Cover and simmer until done, about 1 hour. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, and stir well. Remove from heat and let sit about 5 minutes to blend flavors. Serve with cornbread. 

NOTE: Can be prepared in skillet or dump all ingredients in crockpot, set on low and cook for 6 to 8 hours. Serves 4.

Corned Beef And Cabbage in the CrockPot
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2 medium Onions, sliced
2-1/2 pounds Corned beef brisket
1 cup Apple juice
1/4 cup Brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons Orange peel, finely shredded
2 teaspoons Prepared mustard
6 Whole cloves
6 Cabbage wedges

Place onions in crock pot. Trim away any fat that might be present on the brisket. If needed, cut brisket to fit into crock pot; place on top of onions. In a bowl, combine apple juice, sugar, orange peel, mustard, and cloves; pour over brisket. Place cabbage on top of brisket. Cover; cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or high setting for 5 - 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
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4-1/2 pounds Corned beef brisket
2 medium Onions, quartered
1 Cabbage head, cut in small
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
3 tablespoons Vinegar
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 cups Water

Combine ingredients in removable liner with cabbage on top. Cut meat to fit, if necessary. Place liner in base. Cover and cook on low 10-12hours; high 6-7 hours or auto 6-8 hours.
Servings: 6

Crock Pot Corned Beef
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1 ( 2 1/2 to 3 pound) corned beef brisket with pickling spices
1 medium chopped onion
1 carrot, peeled and coarsley shredded
1 clove of garlic, minced

Place corned beef in crockpot. Top with pickling spices, onion, carrot and garlic. Add enough water to cover meat. Cover and cook on Low 8 to 9 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove meat from crockpot, slice and serve.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, yummy!!

    I forgot to buy corned beef at the grocery store....(**hides head in shame, since I have an Irish husband**)


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