The rest of the world may think that Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts are unbeatable, but for us Irish… St. Patty’s Day is a BEAST of a feast! Don’t get me wrong, I love my turkey and mashed potatoes, but there’s something special about corned beef and cabbage. My mom does an amazing job of putting together that feast, which is why my girlfriend and I are headed to Ohio for the weekend!
I’m so excited to share that part of my heritage with her; to experience her first St. Patty’s Day feast ever while sitting side by side. I hope that you all will indulge a little and find a place with some nice corned beef and cabbage and enjoy it! And if you can’t just yet, here’s a recipe I found on the Weight Watchers website so that you can enjoy it another time.
Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes
PointsPlus Per Serving: 9
- 16 oz lean beef round, 15 PP
- 1/8 tsp table salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard seed, 1 PP
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 small uncooked red potatoes, 13 PP
- 16 baby carrots
- 1 head medium green cabbage
1. Coat beef all over with salt and pepper and place in a large stockpot; pour enough water into pot to cover beef. Add seasonings and bay leaves and stir to coat meat; set pot over high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 40 minutes.
2. Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage and increase heat to medium-high; return to a boil. Partially cover pot and boil, until vegetables and beef are fork-tender, about 10 minutes more. Drain water from meat and vegetables, reserving 1 cup of liquid; discard bay leaves.
3. Thinly slice meat against the grain and serve with vegetables. Pour some reserved cooking liquid over each serving. Yields about 3 ounces of meat, 1 1/2 cups of vegetables and 1/4 cup of cooking liquid per serving.
Here are some other St. Patty’s Day-inspired dishes that you should check out!
– Corned Beef Brisket from Burp!
– Beer Bread from Closet Cooking
– Skinny Guinness Irish Pub Beef Stew from Skinny Kitchen
– Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes from Brown Eyed Baker