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The Key to Tender Corned Beef

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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March means it's time for Corned Beef and Cabbage - typical Irish food fare that is synonymous with St. Patrick's Day. And while it might seem early to start writing about this type of meal, it's not for our family because we like to eat it at least twice this month.

We have it traditionally as sliced corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, but before then we like to also make giant corned beef sandwiches. I'm talking big old sandwiches!

We cook the corned beef in a slow cooker so it becomes incredibly tender and flavorful. Truly that is the trick. We set it on low and in a few hours it's ready to go.

Once done, I slice the meat thin and put it right back into it's own juices until we are ready to serve. I use either rye bread or French rolls and a heaping helping of yellow mustard. That's how we've always eaten it, along with some potatoes chips on the side.

A few topping ideas are sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Dijon or brown mustard.

Moms, what is your favorite way to cook corned beef?

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Leelee1008
by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Nobody in my family eats corned beef

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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I like it with cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

sukainah
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

That sounds so good.  I've never made corned beef, but my mom sure did and it was so good.  I don't even know how she made it.

othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I have never cooked it

elijahsmama09
by Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I make it every year and we do it with potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery. Cover it with a bottle of beer and water. Cook all day. 

ceciliam
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I think I prefer putting it in the oven or boiling with cabbage. When I do it in the crockpot it seems to lose flavor...not sure why that is.

elasmimi
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I have never cooked corned beef.

elasmimi
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM

What IS corned beef anyway???

Threes.Company
by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I am not really a fan of corned beef... 

Kmakksmom
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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Same here! It's sooo good!

Quoting lalasmama2007:

I like it with cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

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