You don’t have to have the luck of the Irish or dine at a crowded pub to enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day feast. Corned beef and cabbage is a popular holiday dish to cook and enjoy at home, because it’s simple to make and simply delicious! Here, we’ll teach you the tricks of making a St. Patrick’s Day feast in your very own kitchen. So stock the mini refrigerator in your bar cabinets with cold beer, pull out your slow cooker, and let’s get started!
Brisket and a Pot of Gold
Most local grocery stores sell corned beef brisket ready to prepare, with a seasoning packet that usually contains black peppercorns, salt, cinnamon, whole cloves, allspice berries, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, crushed bay leaves, fennel seeds, dill seeds, and/or yellow mustard seeds. Look for a nice sized cut of meat that weighs between three to four pounds. This will feed a family of six — or four, with leftovers!
You can make your corned beef brisket on the stovetop, but we recommend a six or eight-quart crockpot or slow cooker for easy preparation. Lightly spray your slow cooker with vegetable oil. Add one onion cut into wedges and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Lay your brisket on top of the onions. Sprinkle the contents of the seasoning packet on top of the meat. Cover with water (and an optional beer from the aforementioned bar cabinets) and add the lid to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Halfway through the cooking, add a small bag of baby carrots, 2 stalks of celery cut into thirds, and a pound of baby red or small Yukon Gold potatoes, halved. The last hour or two of cooking, add a large head of green cabbage, quartered. When done, you can shred your brisket in large chunks, or carefully remove and slice to enjoy alongside the veggies!
Irish Soda Bread on the Side
If you’re wondering what to serve with this one-pot meal, the answer to this riddle is simple — Irish Soda Bread. Irish Soda Bread has the dense, cake-y consistency of a large scone cut into a lucky four-leaf clover. We like this version from Simply Recipes because it’s quick and easy to make, and contains basic ingredients already found in your solid wood cabinetry and refrigerator, like flour, baking soda, sugar, raisins (or caraway seeds), eggs, and buttermilk. Click here for the recipe, and have a happy (and delicious) St. Patrick’s Day in the comfort of your own home!
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