Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mom's Corned Beef & Cabbage

This blog cannot be complete without Mom's signature Corned Beef and Cabbage! This is on the menu tonight for our green day celebration and my mouth is already watering. This is the best you will ever have, trust me.

3-4 lbs corned beef (Shenson's is good), choose one with the least fat and DO NOT use seasoning packet that comes with it-I prefer 4 lbs and so does Mom
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
6 small red potatoes, cut in wedges
6 small carrots, peeled and cut in thirds
1 medium green cabbage, cut in 6 wedges

-Put corned beef in large pot, barely covering with hot water. Add onion, garlic, cloves, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer-don't boil-for 1 hr. per pound of meat.
-When done, take out the meat and set aside on plate and cover with foil. To liquid in pot add potatoes and carrots. Cover and boil 20 minutes. Add cabbage wedges and boil 10 more minutes.
-Cut meat across the grain. Put slices on plates or large soup bowls and spoon veggies and some juice over the meat. And smother with butter and lots of salt of course!!

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