Corned Beef & Cabbage {Traditional Irish Dinner}

It’s almost St. Patty’s Day, which also means corned beef & cabbage dinners!

Here is an easy way to prepare the Traditional Irish meal – CrockPot Style –
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You will need:
3lb corned beef
1 head of cabbage
3lb potatoes (white or red)
1 bag carrots
1 medium onion
1 beer
3 to 4 cups water
2 tablespoons garlic
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  1. Cut potatoes in quarters and lay on bottom of crockpot.
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  2. Next peal carrots and cut into 2 inch pieces, layer on top of potatoes.
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  3. Cut up onion, you can dice them into smaller pieces, or do larger chunks, which ever you prefer.
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  4. Lay on top of the potatoes and carrots.
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  5. I like to boil the water and beer (if you wish to use one, you don’t have to just helps to tenderize the meat) in a pot first before adding it to the crock pot. Boil water/beer together with brown sugar and vinegar and garlic, steering occasionally.
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  6. Then put into crockpot just until the veggies are covered. You may need additional water if it does not cover them completely.
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  7. Place your corned beef on top of the veggies, make sure its laying on top, and water isn’t too high covering the meat. If it is too high the meat will break apart.
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  8. Cook on high for 3 hours then cook on low for 3-4 more hours.
    A total of 7 hrs cooking in the crockpot.
  9. 30 Minutes before serving cook the head of cabbage, cut into wedges and cut out center core. If you  have excess stew from the crockpot you can boil your cabbage with that.112_3855
  10. Cut meat into slices
    112_3856I wish I got a better pic before I served the meal {but they were a bit impatient} I did grab a cell phone pic (not the greatest quality, I will try to post a new picture next time).

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