March 16, 2012

Crock-Pot Corned Beef

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and it's not too late to pick up the ingredients for this festive meal. I will say it's so good we fix it other times during the year too. The sauce that I serve along side this meal is delicious and good on pretty much anything. You are definitely LUCKY readers today because I'm sharing 3 recipes with y'all!

Cooking Time: 10 to 12 hours
Ideal Crock-Pot Size: 5 qt.

2 lb. small red potatoes, no peeling needed just slice in half (any kind of potato will work)
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 bag of carrots, peeled and cut
1 (2 - 2 1/2 lb.) corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
2 cups apple juice
1 head of cabbage, cut into thin wedges

1.) Prepare potatoes, onion, carrots and cabbage.
2.) Place  potatoes, carrots and onion in crock-pot. Save the cabbage until the end. 

 3.) Top the vegetables with the corned beef brisket and sprinkle with seasoning packet. 

4.) Add apple juice and enough water to just cover brisket (keep in mind that level of liquid will rise as the brisket cooks)

5.) Cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours. About 40  minutes before serving, remove the corned beef, place it on a serving platter and cover it with foil. Add cabbage wedges to vegetables and broth in slow cooker. Cook until cabbage is tender but still a little crisp about 30 to 35 minutes.

Horseradish Sauce (click here for printable recipe)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons horseradish
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
*Skip mayonnaise if you use the prepared horseradish in the squeeze bottle

Mix all ingredients together well. Warning you might want to double the recipe, my family puts the sauce on everything and it goes fast.

Last minute I decided to make some homemade Rye Bread and I'm glad I did. I really should make homemade bread more often. I baked it on the pizza stone in a round shape instead of placing it in a loaf shaped pan. I adore rustic bread, it's so pretty. I used Emeril's recipe and you can find it HERE

Do you have any plans for St. Patrick's Day?
 What ever your plans are I hope you have a lovely, fun filled weekend!
Let me know if you try the Corned Beef. 

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  1. I can't wait for tomorrow for our annual corned beef dinner I have never eaten horseradish it maybe time to try it this looks so good.
    Happy St Patricks day!

  2. Mmmm, corned beef! It's on the menu for tomorrow (we're having a big party), and I cook mine in the crockpot as well...although slightly differently.

    However, I WILL be trying your sauce! Yum!!

  3. I completely forgot about St. Patty's day. I've never been a corned beef fan. You made it look yummy.


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