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Melt In Your Mouth Apple & Brown Sugar Corned Beef
Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish meal; one that is fun to prepare (and eat) on St. Patrick's Day. I came across this recipe and added my own little tweaks to it, and it has become one of my husband's favorite meals.
The recipe that I originally found was written to feed an army (roughly eight to ten servings). That will be the recipe that I give you today; but if it's just you and your family at dinner time, all you have to do is condense the ingredient sizes in half. Simple!I Don't worry about the cook time--that doesn't really change. Remember, the longer you cook it, the more tender the meat will be.
I hope you enjoy this meal as much as my family does!
- 4 cups Apple (or your choice) Juice
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar or Molasses
- 1 tablespoon Mustard
- 2 (3 lbs.) Briskets, with spice packets
- 20 Small Red Potatoes, washed and scrubbed
- 4 Carrots, chopped into chunks
- 2 Vidalia Onions, cut into wedges
- 1 head Cabbage, cored and chopped into chunks
- Mix together apple (or your choice) juice, brown sugar/molasses, and mustard until all contents are completely dissolved. Pour into a slow cooker and add spice packets. Lay the briskets into the mixture.
- Top brisket with potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage. Push all ingredients into the liquids.
- Cover and cook on high until brisket is tender (about 4 to 5 hours); cook on low for about 8 to 10 hours for optimum tenderness. Cut and serve with veggies.
- Drizzle the juices from the crock pot on top of your corned beef; it enhances its flavor
- Serve with freshly baked rolls or bread to "sop" up the juices and you've got yourself a meal!
- Leftover corned beef is great for making sandwiches
Apple & Brown Sugar Corned Beef
|Serving size: 1/10|
|Calories from Fat||207|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 23 g||35%|
|Saturated fat 8 g||40%|
|Carbohydrates 87 g||29%|
|Sugar 23 g|
|Fiber 10 g||40%|
|Protein 30 g||60%|
|Cholesterol 117 mg||39%|
|Sodium 1438 mg||60%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|