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Favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe Recipe

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It doesn't get much simpler!

4-5 lb. corned beef brisket rinsed well
4 bacon slices
4 med. red potatoes cubed
2 med. onions peeled and chopped coarsely
1 pkg. baby carrots
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp. fresh thyme - minced
1 tbsp. black peppercorns whole
1 tsp. garlic powder
3 tbsp. vinegar
1 med. cabbage cut in wedges

In 6-quart cooking pot, place corned beef and add spice packet. Completely cover brisket with water.
Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook about 5 hours or until fork tender.
Transfer meat from pot to large baking dish. Spoon enough broth over brisket to cover. Wrap loosely in foil and let meat rest.
Add sliced bacon to pot containing meat liquid. Boil about 25 minutes.
Put potatoes into pot with bacon and simmer over med. high heat about 10 minutes.
Add onions, baby carrots, bay leaves, thyme, peppercorns, garlic and vinegar to cooking pot. Add cabbage last. *See Chef Notes.
Cover and simmer about 10-15 minutes until vegetables are done.
Carve corned beef, against the grain, into about " slices. Put slices in center of large serving platter. Arrange veggies in circular pattern around brisket.

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5-6 hours
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*Very Important add vegetables to cooking pot in exact sequence listed. Potatoes will reside at bottom of pot and continue to simmer. Cabbage, when resting on top, achieves more of a steaming action, without getting mushy.

Resist urge to throw everything into the pot at once. Your vegetables will look like brownish-gray gobs.

If you enjoy cooking with liquor, use 2-3 bottles Guinness beer for liquid.

Place condiments in pretty little serving bowls: favorite mustards such as, hot/spicy, Dijon; Durkee's famous sauce; real butter; horseradish and/or small pitcher apple cider vinegar.

We included carrots for a pop of color. Other veggies that marry well with corned beef are: celery, beets, parsnips and rutabagas.

For sides, fill a crystal bowl with applesauce, serve Irish soda bread and a lotta Guinness to express your Irish-American corned beef and cabbage dinner to the max!




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