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Irish Comfort


Being of Ukrainian and Cuban descent, it makes complete and total sense that I love and crave corned beef and cabbage. Right? I can hear my inner Irish woman screaming “LOVE IT!!” With St. Patrick’s Day just days away…..here’s a simple recipe borrowed from allrecipes.com for some Irish “soul” food. Apparently it wasn’t a traditional Irish meal until the Irish came to America. Who knew? Now I do.

Some Interesting History on St. Patrick’s Day

Yummy comfort food rocks and even IF the Irish tradition only began when Irish immigrants first landed in the U.S., does it even matter? Good food is good food, and this dish is SO good. While we’re at it, why not sprinkle some shamrocks around the house in anticipation of the arrival of mischievous leprechauns bearing pots of gold who want a taste of this culinary creation?

I could use some gold.

May the luck of the Irish shine down upon you and may your lives be happy and full….just like your bellies after making this recipe…Enjoy!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time:         10 minutes

Cook Time:         2 hours 25 minutes

Ready In:             2 hours 35 minutes

Servings:             5


3              Pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet

10            Small red potatoes

5              Carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

1              Large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

Directions: Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetable are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.