Easy Corned Beef with a Side of Cabbage

You might be thinking- what does this Chinese girl know about making corned beef and cabbage. And I don’t. I’m not an expert, but I do know that this is tasty- not necessarily authentic, but really good. Bonus: it’s approved by my half Irish boyfriend. 😉

This recipe is super easy to make and perfect for those in a time crunch.

Ingredients for Corned Beef

  • 4 lbs of Pre-Marinated Corned Beef, should come with a package of spices (save this for later)
  • 3 lbs Carrots, peeled and quartered- I LOVE Trader Joe’s Organic Carrots of Many Colors
  • 3 lbs Baby Potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 2 strips Bacon, chopped into pieces
  • 1 large Yellow Onion Quartered
  • 1 Qt. Chicken Stock- low sodium
  • Water as needed
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Dutch oven or oven proof pot

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degree Fahrenheit
  2. Heat up the Dutch oven over the stove and begin rendering the bacon.
  3. Once the bacon fat has melted, placed the corned beef and sear, approximately 3 minutes each side.
  4. Remove the corned beef from the pot
  5. Place all your veggies (carrots, potatoes, onion) into the pot and stir so that they’re mixed
  6. Put your corned beef back on top of the veggies and add the spice pack that came with the corned beef
  7. Pour in the chicken stock and water until liquid reaches the corned beef (not fully submerged)
  8. Keep the Dutch oven on the stove until it comes to a low boil
  9. Cover the Dutch oven and move to the oven- allow it to cook for 2 hours or until the corned beef is fork tender, flip once after an hour
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Corned beef & veggies at a boil

Cabbage is a vegetable that isn’t appreciated thoroughly. This recipe will be a hit and will on repeat all on its own.

Cabbage Steaks

Ingredients

  • 1 full head Cabbage, remove the outermost layer and cut into thick slices
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped into pieces
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Chili Flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Coat the pieces of cabbage with olive oil, chili flakes, salt and pepper
  2. Render the bacon in a non stick pan with garlic until aromatic, do a little at a time so that you can render new bacon between each piece of cabbage
  3. Cook the pieces of cabbage until brown on each side
  4. At the end if you have cabbage pieces that fell off, sauté it all together at the end. You won’t want to waste any of this!
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Mound of Cabbage Steaks

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Serve together and you’ll have a household of happy campers! Enjoy!

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