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Luck of the Irish Corned Beef Brisket

Luck of the Irish Corned Beef BrisketNo other main dish says St. Patrick's Day like the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. This is a simple recipe that is sure to add the perfect bit 'o Irish to your evening meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pounds Certified Angus Beef® fresh corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
3 quarts water
2 onions, halved and stuck with 2 cloves each
6 carrots, peeled and halved
1 (1-inch) cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
12 coriander seeds
12 whole peppercorns
3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 large head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place corned beef and seasoning packet in large heavy pot; add water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add onions and carrots. Bring back to a boil and skim off fat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium to low and cover. Simmer approximately 2 to 4 hours until beef is tender. When brisket pierces easily, it is ready.
  4. Drain the water, place brisket on a platter and let stand about 10 minutes.
  5. Slice diagonally across the grain and serve with cabbage, carrots and onion.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 374; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 103mg; Total Carbs: 15g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 49g; Sodium: 1741mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Certified Angus Beef LLC.