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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Corned Beef and Cabbage

This is a classic "St. Patrick's Day" meal. Is it Irish? I have no idea. Is St. Patrick's Day even an Irish holiday? I read that it is an Irish-American holiday that people in Ireland don't even celebrate. Does all of this affect how yummy and hearty this meal is? Absolutely not.
I know most of us know how to make corned beef and cabbage. But, there are lots of people who have never made it before on their own! This year was my first time making it so, I spent some time looking at people's favorite method of making this traditional dish.
To be honest, I even tried one method and switched to another 4 hours in after I realized it wasn't working!

I started my corned beef off in a crock pot a few hours before the vegetables to give it a head start. I am a vegetable girl, though. So, when I tried to fit all of my veggies into my small crock pot I realized I had to switch it over to a huge pot on the stove.

All you do it stick your ingredients in, cover them, and cook on low all day long. It is that easy.
I used half of a head of cabbage, potatoes and onions for my meal.

Then, slice up your corned beef and serve up a hearty plate of Irish (American) delight!

I even got my Irish boyfriend to try the cabbage, and he says it just tastes like an onion. That is a win in our home. 
Ideas for leftovers: home made corned beef hash for breakfast, Reubens for lunch!
Don't forget to link up your St. Patrick's Day themed foods with this month's recipe writers before the end of the month!

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  1. Corned beef and cabbage is an Irish-American dish. Irish immigrants who lived in the same neighborhoods as Jews would buy their meet at the kosher butcher's. The kosher butcher couldn't provide pork, so Irish people started buying corned beef for holidays.

    St. Paddy's Day is probably bigger in the U.S. but I think it is celebrated as something more than merely a saint's day in Ireland. I found this website: http://stpatricksday.ie

  2. Love, love, love corned beef and cabbage. My mom made it for us all on the 16th. The Irish get credit for it, but I think there's a similar dish that crosses cultures. And the leftovers are fabulous! Slainte!


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