Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This St. Patrick's Day we enjoyed a traditional dinner of Corned Beef & Cabbage. This is such a great dish, and like Turkey, it doesn't have to be only enjoyed one day out of the year. With a mere 15 minutes of prep, this Irish favorite couldn't be easier!
It does take a while in the slow cooker. I actually started this around 3:30 AM so it would ready in time for dinner! You will also need a slow cooker of at least 5 quarts or larger.

2lb. small red potatoes
1 1/2cups fresh baby carrots
1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
1(2 to 2 1/2-lb.) corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
2cups apple juice

8thin wedges cabbage

Place potatoes, carrots and onion in 5 to 6 1/2-quart slow cooker. Top with corned beef brisket; sprinkle with contents of seasoning packet. Add apple juice and enough water to just cover brisket.

Cover; cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours. Low setting is recommended, but if you're really pressed for time, I supposed you could cook this on HIGH for about 6 to 7 Hours.

About 40 minutes before serving, remove beef from slow cooker; place on serving platter and cover to keep warm. Add cabbage wedges to vegetables and broth in slow cooker. Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook an additional 30 to 35 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all horseradish sauce ingredients; mix well.

Horseradish Sauce
1/2cup sour cream
1/4cup mayonnaise
2tablespoons prepared horseradish
2teaspoons Dijon mustard

To serve, cut corned beef across grain into thin slices. With slotted spoon, remove vegetables from slow cooker. Serve corned beef and vegetables with sauce.

For dessert, I had a box of Martha Stewart Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix, from Macy's, that I needed to use as it was approaching it's expiration date.
This was just a simple cake mix that was baked in a 9 x 13 baking dish and frosted with a delicious Honey-Cinnamon Frosting!

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful, classic St. Patricks Day feast! Now, I'm hungry!