Here are two different ways to make your Cornbeef
- 1 corned beef brisket (about 4 pounds) with spice packet
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 bay leaves
- 3-1/2 pounds small potatoes (10-15), peeled
- 8 medium carrots, halved crosswise
- 1 medium head cabbage, cut into wedges
- HORSERADISH SAUCE:
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup horseradish
- Place brisket, contents of seasoning packet, brown sugar and bay leaves in a large Dutch oven or stockpot; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2 hours.
- Add potatoes and carrots; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, just until beef and vegetables are tender, 30-40 minutes. (If pot is full, remove potatoes and carrots before adding cabbage; reheat before serving.)
- Add cabbage to pot; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove vegetables and corned beef; keep warm.
- For horseradish sauce, strain and reserve 1-1/2 cups cooking juices; skim fat from reserved juices. Discard remaining juices. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in 1 cup reserved juices. Stir in sugar, vinegar and horseradish; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened. If desired, thin with additional juices and season to taste with additional sugar, vinegar or horseradish.
- Cut beef across the grain into slices. Serve with vegetables and sauce.
- ▢1corned beef brisket3-4 pounds
- ▢2bay leaves
- ▢1bottle dark beeroptional
- ▢1 ½poundsbaby potatoeshalved
- ▢3large carrots
- ▢½headcabbagecut into wedges
- ▢3tablespoonssalted butteror to taste
- ▢salt & pepper
- ▢¼cupfresh parsley
- Place the corned beef in a large stock pot. Add spice packet if your corned beef came with one (see note if you don't have one).
- Add one bottle of beer (optional) over corned beef and enough water to cover completely.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer 45-50 minutes per pound (until meat is fork tender). Approximately 2 ½ -3 ½ hours.
- Once tender, remove meat from the pot and cover (reserve the cooking liquid, this will flavor your vegetables). Place corned beef in a 250°F oven to keep warm.
- Bring the corned beef water back up to a boil. Add in vegetables and cook an additional 20-30 minutes or until tender.
- Place vegetables in a large bowl and toss with butter. Add parsley to taste.
- Slice the corned beef against the grain
If your corned beef didn't come with a seasoning packet, add 1-2 tablespoons pickling spice and 2 bay leaves to the water.