I've been making this recipe for St. Patrick's Day ever since my sister-in-law made it for us in 2003. Each component has its own special flavor -- the mustard and horseradish crust on the corned beef, the lemon in the boiled potatoes, and the caraway in the cabbage. I don't change a thing.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Corned beef and cabbage is, hands down, the most requested St. Patrick's Day recipe here at MyRecipes.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces beef, about 1 1/2 cups cabbage, and about 1 1/3 cups potatoes)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 321
- Calories from fat: 41%
- Fat: 14.5g
- Saturated fat: 4.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 6.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 22.8g
- Carbohydrate: 27.6g
- Fiber: 10g
- Cholesterol: 86mg
- Iron: 4.3mg
- Sodium: 927mg
- Calcium: 11mg
- 1 (4-pound) cured corned beef brisket, trimmed
- 16 cups water
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pickling spice
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 1 (2 1/2-pound) head green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch strips
- 4 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 (5-ounce) jar prepared horseradish, drained and squeezed dry
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Place brisket in a large stockpot; add water and next 5 ingredients (water through garlic). Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours. Remove brisket from pot.
- Place brisket on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Strain cooking liquid through a colander into 2 large bowls; discard solids. Return liquid to pot. Add caraway seeds and cabbage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Drain.
- While cabbage is cooking, place potatoes in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return potatoes to pan. Stir in parsley, butter, rind, juice, and pepper; toss to coat.
- Preheat broiler.
- Combine breadcrumbs and horseradish. Spread mustard over one side of brisket. Press breadcrumb mixture onto mustard. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve brisket with cabbage and potatoes.
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