St Patrick’s Day Funfest!

Hope everyone (who celebrates it) had an awesome St Patrick’s Day. Ours was super fun despite Spencer being a smidgen under the weather. I cooked corned beef, cabbage, potatoes in the crock pot and made my legendary truffle brownies, that are mostly Martha’s with a touch of Amy. After I loaded up the crock pot, I realized I was making way too much food for two people and a toddler, so we invited the in-laws over for dinner.

I’m not sure if I have mentioned this on here before, but while I am no slouch in the kitchen, I am always intimidated cooking for my in-laws. They used to own/run/cook their resurant (South American cusiune) and are excellent home chefs as well. Obviously. So, I decided to invite them over for some wacky crock pot meal I had never made before. (Hence the cake, father-in-law’s favorite.)

But, it turned out so, so good! I forgot to take a pictutre (bad blogger!) but I thought I might as well record the recipe for posterity.

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage with Beer!
2-3 pound corned beef brisket
1 onion
1 pound of potatoes (I used red potatoes, skins left on)
1 head cabbage
1 beer (I used Sam Adams Light, but I imagine any light lager or ale would do)

  1. Slice the onion in to rings and spread on the bottom of the crock pot
  2. Chop the potatoes into bite sized pieces and spread on to of the onions
  3. Remove the corned beef from the package, pat dry and trim any excess fat
  4. If a seasoning packet was included, rub on the corned beef. (If not, mix some mustard seeds, pickling spice, pepper and rub on the meat. Maybe throw a bay leaf in the pot too.)
  5. Put the meat on top of the potatoes.
  6. Pour the beer over the meat,
  7. Turn the crock pot on high for 2 hours and then turn it down to low. Cook for 5 more hours.
  8. Cut the cabbage in half through the core and then cut each half in to 3-4 wedges. Put in the crock pot on top of the meat, cover and cook another 1.5 to 2 hours.
  9. When the time is up, remove the cabbage first and put in a dish or platter. Remove the meat and put on a cutting board. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes and onions and put in a dish or on a platter. Cover everything with foil to keep warm.
  10. Let the meat rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice against the grain and put on the platter or dish.
  11. Serve with warm toasty bread. YUM.

Serves 4 and tastesĀ  best with Black and Tans



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7 Responses to “St Patrick’s Day Funfest!”

  1. TMae says:

    YES! Now I have a recipe for next year! Sounds delicious.

    We had a crock pot dinner too. Asian pork. TOTES IRISH.


    Amy Reply:

    Sounds delicious! Every time I use my crock pot I think, huh I should use this more, but I only know how to make a couple things.


  2. Awesome! Gadget Guy at the last minute decided he wanted this for dinner last night and unfortunatly all the stores were out and we didn’t have the time anyway. We attempted to go to a resturant that was serving it, but there were out! So next year I will have a recipe to make it for him!

    The Boy wore that shirt yesterday too!


    Amy Reply:

    I love this shirt because it was perfect for St Patrick’s Day, but no so themed that it can’t be worn the rest of the year.


  3. CJ says:

    Ooh! We’re making our corned beef on Sunday…I’m totally gonna steal this recipe! Your little man is so cuuute!


    Amy Reply:

    It was so good! And the potatoes are perfect and nothing tastes like beer at all. I think I might try and make a regular brisket like this next.


  4. […] home all day cooking, cleaning and getting ready for the in-laws to come over for our St Patrick’s day yumfest. Only took this one crappy picture all day. […]

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