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Corned Beef and Cabbage
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with this traditional boiled meal and don't forget about it on other days of the year. Always delicious!
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours


3 pounds corned beef, or brisket
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
6 medium-size onions
6 medium-size potatoes, scrubbed
6 medium-size carrots, peeled and trimmed
1 green cabbage, trimmed and cut into 6 wedges

Put the beef in a large, heavy pan or pot with enough cold water to cover it by 1 inch. Add the garlic and peppercorns, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook gently for about 3 hours until the beef is tender but not falling apart.

About 20 minutes before beef is done, add the onions, potatoes, carrots and cabbage and continue cooking until they are just tender.

Remove the beef and transfer it to a serving platter. Cover and keep warm.

Increase the heat under the saucepan to moderately high and cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer until the vegetables are tender. Arrange the vegetables on the platter around the beef. Serve immediately with pickles, horseradish and mustard.