St. Patrick's Day Dinner: Braised Corned beef, with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes

Denise OStarred Page By Denise O, 17th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/27-no07i/
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What would St. Patrick's day be without a lovely Corned beef dinner. I know I do not want to find out how it is. This is a very easy recipe that will feed your family for a few days and they will not tire of the goodness.

I tip my Hat

Yes, I tip my hat to the Irish today. I might not have any Irish blood running through my veins but, I do enjoy a good St. Patrick's Day dinner consisting of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Since I can remember Mama made this dinner every March seventeenth and I could hardly wait for that day to come around.

This is one tradition I have carried on with my kids, husband and brother. I still eat my dinner in the same fashion as when I was a child. Butter on my potatoes and carrots, malted vinegar on my cabbage and ground mustard on the side, so as to dip my corned beef in it, it is just not right unless I have it this way.

This has to be one of the easiest recipes you will ever make and it is so darn good! During the week of St. Patrick's Day, corned beef is usually on sale and at a reasonable price. I usually pick up at least four corned beefs.

I cook two corned beefs the day of St. Patrick's Day, one corned beef our dinner that night and the other corned beef, I cut into thirds and place two pieces in the freezer. I use the other 1/3 to use for sandwiches during the week. The other two corned beefs I bought, I put in the freezer for later use, as they freeze well.

Ingredients

5 lb. Corned Beef
1 lb. Carrots
5 lbs. red potatoes
1 large head of cabbage
The packet of spices that come with your corned beef

350 degrees for 3 1/2 hours or until your meat is tender.

Also, my red potatoes were different sizes, some had to be cut in half, as I want to try and get the potatoes the same size, so they cook evenly.

Braise It

I use organic carrots so I keep the skin on and just cut off the bottoms and place them in the bottom of my roasting pan.

I place my corned beef on top of the carrots and top the corned beef with the spice packet that is placed in your package of corned beef.

Pour in enough water, so as the water reaches at least 1/2 inch to the top of your roasting pan.

Cover tightly with aluminium foil and place on a cookie sheet and cook for approximately 3 1/2 hours.

By putting your pan on the cookie sheet, you will be able to catch some of the juices, if they overflow. This will cut down on oven cleaning time.

Almost There

30 minutes before your corned beef is done, peel your potatoes and place them in cold water until you are ready to use them. Cut your cabbage into 8 quarters leaving the core attached and set aside.

When your corned beef is done, take out of the oven and place your corned beef on a plate and cover with aluminium foil. Take your carrots out of your roasting pan and set aside.

Pour the juice from the pan in a stock pot (or a big dutch oven) add your potatoes, cabbage and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and cook until your potatoes are just about fork tender.

Then place your carrots in your pot, cover and cook until your potatoes are completely fork tender.

Slicing

With corned beef or any other beef, you should cut against the grain so as to achieve the most tender piece of beef.

As my carrots are warming up, I slice my corned beef and I make sure not to slice more than I need. I can always come back tot he kitchen and slice more.

If you slice up all your corned beef and do not eat it all, you will end up with some very dry corned beef in no time.

After I have added the potatoes, carrots and cabbage on my platter, I dunk my slices of corned beef in the juice left over in the pot and place on my platter.

My usual condiments are ground mustard, (real) butter, malted vinegar, salt & pepper to taste.

Now all you have to do is bring it all to the table.

I'm feeling a Bit Irish

My mama use to cook this delicious meal either in the oven or on the stove, I have found cooking the meat and carrots in the oven and then cooking my potatoes and cabbage on the stove. Makes for a more tender corned beef, while not overcooking your potatoes and cabbage.

This is a little piece of Ireland my mama gave me and I treasure it every year it comes around. Will there be green beer, who knows, it is still early.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Please take the time to look some of my other recipes, I know your family will enjoy...

Vegetarian Chili, Beans & Barley: Sweet Potatoes, Poblano & Bell Peppers

Turkey Vegetable Stew, Add Dumplings

Oven Braised Pork Loin Ribs, in a Apple & Orange BBQ Sauce

For a lovely dessert to go along with this delicious meal, I recommend...

Delicious Carrot Cake: Done three Ways!

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Beef, Boiled Dinner, Braised, Cabbage, Carrots, Corned Beef, Denise O, Food, Irish, Potatoes, Recipe, Recipes, St Patricks Day

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author avatar Denise O
I live in Georgia, USA. I am a granny to 3 precious children. I am Mama to Bugg and two human beings. I was once married to a wonderful, Dan.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Oh my..how very perfect Denise, many thanks...Did your MOM make a hash with the left- overs?...Just heaven!

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Oh she sure did. Mama could make a delicious meal out of water, hamburger and water, I swear!LOL
You know she was all about this kind of food, she was raised on it. As was I, thank the Lord. Thank you for your kind words and as always, my dear friend...
Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
18th Mar 2012 (#)

That looks delicious :) It's 1 am and im now hungry lol

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Awww thanks Faith for your kind words. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Teila
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Sounds delicious!

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Teila for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Maurice G
18th Mar 2012 (#)

I eat a dish very similar to this, all the family love it and we have it quite often. Very nice recipe` and thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

You should do a recipe article. I would love to know the recipe. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Don Rothra
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice work. Now I'm hungry.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Don. I had a hard time with one shot, about drove me nuts. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Mar 2012 (#)

We just had vegetarian burgers with Avocado!

Delicious sounding meal Denise. Well done.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Cool Mark, you know I like the veggie stuff and that sounds good right now. Thanks Mark for your kind words my friend. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Tess Irons
18th Mar 2012 (#)

This makes me hungry, Denise. They all look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Awww Thank you tess, for your kind words, I appreciate them. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Mikey.
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Denise, Great meal and very good for you too,We usually have boiled bacon and cabbage with jacket potatoes, or as we call them spuds.And of course when my wife is not looking a good dollop of butter.LOL.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

I hear ya but, you must have butter on the taters now, I think there is a law or something about that.LOL
As always, thank you Mikey for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi, Denis: this sounds mighty good to me. Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Christine, yes I did as a matter of fact. I hope yours went well also. Right now though, I am resting for a few then, I must get ready for my grandson, he spends the day and night with us on Sunday. He makes our life so much brighter but, it sure does wear me down, oh well, I will survive.LOL
As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Buzz
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Made me real hungry, Denise. Mikey's comments are always hilarious. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Buzz, he always cracks me up and puts a smile on my face. He really is a dear. As are you. Thank you Buzz for your kind words and as always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar M G Singh
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Denise, a wonderful recipe and a lovely end result

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author avatar Denise O
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Madan. I have to admit, it was hard getting the 'money' shot, for this article. Thank you for appreciating my time and effort. As always, thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Jules Castillo
19th Mar 2012 (#)

that looks yummy...corned beef here is like ground meet....there, it's like porkchop....im sure that taste good

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for the share; you make cooking look easy, Denise - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
24th Mar 2012 (#)

That sounds so good Denise! Loved the images too my friend, you really know how to bring a page to life..I could almost see the steam! Hope you had a great St Patrick's Day!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Mar 2012 (#)

You constantly amaze me. You have so much going on. The food looks so good. Love,
and thank you, dear Denise.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
7th Apr 2012 (#)

My wife made some great corned beef and cabbage with some veggies as well. She slow cooked them though. It was very yummy and tender.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
7th Apr 2012 (#)

Great star page. I enjoyed read your articles very much.

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author avatar Denise O
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Sounds just lovely. I do cook mine a few ways. If I do make this dinner in the summer I use the crockpot but, I also like it cooked in the stove and also ontop of the stove, the way my mama cooked hers. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Wow! This looks so good that I just want to take a bite out of it. Yum!!! It is so great the way Wikinut lets us add a picture to each section and the pictures are so clear. I usually prepare the same recipe every year! Now, If I ever get caught up with all of my reading I might actually write more articles myself. I just can't get caught up! Love you!!!

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author avatar Denise O
15th Jun 2012 (#)

I hear ya Judy, once you fall behind it is so hard to catch up, as you can clearly see here. I am sorry I have laid your message aside for a few, I have just been under the weather and such. I come on, make a few comments and then I am exhausted and have to get off of the puter, I hope this changes soon. I am wanting to get back to work soon. As always, thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.:)

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author avatar SunnyJasrotia
9th Aug 2012 (#)

This remember me of the dish I had in a party...Thanks..

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author avatar Denise O
9th Aug 2012 (#)

You are most welcome. Yes this is a dish I make every St Patrick's day, it is a must. You are welcome. Thank you for stopping by.:)

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
15th Sep 2012 (#)

Nice meals and gotta be a unique recipe! Thanks Denise.

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author avatar Trillionaire
1st Aug 2013 (#)

Sounds like a great meal.

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