Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Corned Beef and Cabbage: Great for St. Patty's Day


It's no secret that I love to cook. It's even extra fun when it's for a holiday when I can make a "themed" meal. ST. Patrick's day is not really a holiday that we celebrate at our house, we don't wear green and we don't drink green beer. I don't even own any shamrocks or St. Patty' day decorations. When I took my Valentines decorations down last week ( I know I'm a little late), I put my spring/Easter decorations up right away! But I did use the day as an excuse to make the Irish meal Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Look through any recipe website and you will see this dish made several different ways. My sister and I have both been to Ireland and yet we have yet to taste this dish prepared the traditional Irish way!

Our way is more of a stew/soup.

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Rinse and  cut up cabbage into chunks.
Peel and cut potatoes into quarters.
Put cabbage and potatoes into a large pot.
Fill pot with water ( do not fill to top) but in bouillon cubs, cover with lid and let cook.
 
If you are using fresh carrots you can put them in the pot at the same time as the cabbage and potatoes. If you are using canned ones like I did then wait till your cabbage and potatoes are almost soft. Putting your canned carrots in too early will make them mushy.


Add corned beef. Opening these kind of cans can sometimes be tricky. Remember to take this fancy key off and flip it around to open the can.
 
Let all simmer for 25-30 minutes.
 
And the finished product was a success!
 
I know the sound of corned beef may turn some people off, but it truly is a yummy meal filled with many nutrients.  Honestly this is the only way I've ever eaten corned beef. I'm actually considering trying  Ruben sandwich next time I go to a restaurant that serves them.

Have you ever had Corned Beef and Cabbage? If so, how was it made?
Do you enjoy Ruben Sandwiches?

Feel free to link up your food posts with us and Lean Lena every Tuesday for the Tasty Tuesday Link Up but please don't link and leave. Make sure to visit the other bloggers who participate as well. Thanks! We can't wait to see what yummy things you have to share!


15 comments:

  1. We had corned beef and cabbage at a St. Paddy's party we attended last night. It was a combined Mardi Gras and St. Paddy's Day party so we had quite the assortment of food from Irish to Cajun. My favorite was the Jambalaya.....so spicy and tasty. One neighbor made "Car Bomb" cupcakes and I actually ate two....oops, but they were amazing. All her cupcakes are adult variety and include booze....these had whiskey and Bailey's in the recipe!

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    1. Sounds like a fun party with some tasty treats!

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  2. I don't think I've ever had corned beef before... at least not that I can remember. I'll try anything once though if the opportunity comes around! I will say that the finished product of this recipe looks very tasty!

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    1. If you ever come visit I'll make this for you Lauren!

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  3. Thank you for the party!
    I saw your invitation in "The Blogging Bunch"

    Your dish remind me of similar one my Mom used to make :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The basis of this recipe is from my mom too.

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  4. I've always been curious to try Corned Beef and Cabbage and with this recipe I might just give it a go at home! Here in Puerto Rico we treat Coned Beef very differently. We make more of a sauteed concoction that we eat with rice. It's know as the "poor man's meal" though canned Corned Beef is getting expensive though. lol

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    1. I agree canned corned beef has gotten pricey! Fortunately this is the only recipe I use it for!

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  5. OMG I have never seen a can of corned beef before in my life! I would be SO CURIOUS to know what ingredients lurk in there!!!

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    1. It kind of grosses me out when I think about it..lol

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  6. Thanks for hosting! I also saw you up at "The Blogging Bunch"
    I make a fresh corned beef brisket in the crockpot, without the cabbage. This year I served it with caramelized carrots and green (broccoli) mashed potatoes. My husband and kids detest cabbage, so I make St. Paddy's day my way!
    Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Your recipe sounds good!

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  7. Oh my that looks delish!

    I STILL have two snowmen up from Christmas yet! LOL. I really like them so I don't want to take them down...lol.

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    1. I figure if there's still snow on the ground than snowmen inside are okay. I actually just spotted one in my house today that I forgot to take down!

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  8. It's been a long time since I've had corned beef. My mom used to cook it when I was little, but a LOT differently! (I'm Filipino). I bet my husband would like something like this. Thanks for hosting the link up! See you next week :)

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