Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cockpot corned beef & cabbage

No picture for this one. Use your imagination. :P It was gone by the time I even thought about posting. What's left in the crockpot really isn't "pretty".

2-3lbs corned beef
carrots (I used baby carrots or you can chop up larger carrots)
2 onions (chopped)
potatoes (optional & I used red)
12oz beer (pick something Irish!!)
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
cabbage (8 wedges is what was originally called for. I just sliced a head in half & then quartered 1 half.)

Cook time is 11-12 hours on low. I did it for 4 hours on high & then 3 hours on low. Mr has a football game tonight so I had to make sure it was ready for an early dinner but not too early. You could do 5-6 hours on high.

What you do:
Combine the onions & carrots at the bottom of the crockpot. Layer on the potatoes. Rinse your meat & place on top. Add seasoning packet that comes with it. Pour beer over it. Spread mustard over the meat. Mix the brown sugar & water together & pour over the meat. Cook. During the last 30-40 minutes take out the meat & wrap in foil to keep warm. Toss the cabbage into the crock pot & cook for the remaining time.