Monday, March 14, 2011
Mom’s Corned Beef and Cabbage
In honor of St. Patty's Day, here is how to make some lucky Corned Beef and Cabbage!
3-4 lb Corned Beef
1 head of cabbage cut into wedges
½ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic minced
2 bay leaves
1 tbs whole peppercorns
6 Med potatoes quartered
6 Med carrots
Prepared mustard- such as deli or spicy brown mustard
¼ cup brown sugar
½ tsp Ground cloves
For the meat:
In large pot place corned beef and barely cover with HOT water. Add chopped onion, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns. Cover and simmer 4 hours.
After the 4 hours remove meat to a baking dish and add the potatoes and carrots to pot. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes. Add cabbage wedges and cook 20 minutes more.
Mix together ¼ brown sugar and ½ tsp of ground cloves. Spread the meat with the mustard and sprinkle the meat with the sugar/cloves mixture. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Cut meat against the grain and arrange a dish with your potatoes, carrots and cabbage…
Don't forget the Irish Soda Bread!