Corned beef doesn't get its name from the grain corn, but instead from its being preserved in brine. The brine was made using "grains", or corns, of salt, thus corned beef. And it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage!
- 5 pounds corned brisket of beef
- 6 whole black peppercorns
- 3 carrots halved or quartered
- 3 onions halved or quartered
- 1 green cabbage quartered
Place corned beef and peppercorns in enough water to cover meat. Cover the pot or kettle, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 hours or until tender, skimming occasionally. During the last hour, add carrots and onions and cover again. During the last 15 minutes, add cabbage. Once cooking is complete, transfer meat and vegetables to a platter. Serve with boiled potatoes, cooked separately.
Per serving: 840 calories (510 from fat), 56g total fat, 18g saturated fat, 205mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates (6g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 58g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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