A St. Patty’s Day Feast!

In the words of my mother…. Erin Go Bragh-less!

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.

Photo Courtesy of: Weight Watchers Online

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes
Servings: 4
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

3 responses

  1. Heh. Erin Go Brah-less. You crack me up.

    St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest feasts of the year at our house too! This year, we made stout ice cream with Irish Whiskey Caramel sauce for dessert… so good. Thanks for the shout-out :) And we hope your celebration is the best ever!

  2. I’ve never heard of St Patricia, who is she? In Ireland they celebrate St Patrick’s day, abbreviated to Paddy. Patty is the abbreviation for patricia.

    • Oh, didn’t you know? St. Patricia was St. Patrick’s twin sister. Women ALWAYS get shafted by the Catholics! ;)

      Actually, if you check out the Wiki page (and all sorts of sources all over the internet), “Patty” is a legitimate spelling of the holiday, even though it’s not the “correct” shortened spelling for Patrick. I’m pretty sure everyone knew who and what was being talked about. Gotta love language and context!

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