New England Boiled Dinner with Horseradish Sauce

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This updated boiled dinner becomes a complete meal with a molded cranberry-orange salad, brown bread, and apple juice.
6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces brisket, 2 onions, 1 carrot, 2 parsnip pieces, 2 rutabaga pieces,1/3 cup brussels sprouts, and 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce)


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1 (3-pound) cured corned beef brisket
4 quarts water
1 teaspoon pickling spice
1 garlic clove, halved
2 cups trimmed Brussels sprouts (about 12 ounces)
12 small boiling onions
6 medium carrots, quartered
6 medium parsnips, quartered
1 large rutabaga, peeled and cut into 12 pieces (about 2 3/4 pounds)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons margarine


Trim fat from brisket. Place brisket in a large stockpot, and add water, pickling spice, and garlic. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Add Brussels sprouts and next 4 ingredients (Brussels sprouts through rutabaga) to pot, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until brisket is tender. Remove brisket and vegetables from pot; reserve 1 cup cooking liquid. Let brisket stand 5 minutes, and cut into thin slices. Set vegetables aside, and keep warm.

Combine flour, sugar, and mustard in a small saucepan; stir in vinegar until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup reserved cooking liquid, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add horseradish and margarine, and stir until blended. Serve horseradish sauce with brisket and vegetables.

Note: Even though this recipe has 40% calories from fat, a single serving has only 18.5 grams of fat. Add some New England brown bread and the calories from fat should amount to less than 30%.

Created date

July 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 423
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 18.5 g
Satfat 5.8 g
Monofat 8.6 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 21.2 g
Carbohydrate 45.9 g
Fiber 7.3 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 1162 mg
Calcium 177 mg