I don’t eat meat too often anymore. I almost never buy beef.
But there are reasons to make exceptions, and St. Patrick’s Day is one of them.
I’m a little bit Irish, but if you want to be technical, I just love corned beef. I used to make my mother make it every year, even though some of my other family members weren’t big fans. We never had cabbage.
I had never actually made corned beef myself before. My best friend and I made it once in college, but she did the cooking. And my husband says he has never even had corned beef! (If he’s wrong on this, Carol, let me know! I can’t believe it!) So, for my first St. Patrick’s Day, I had to come up with a way to make corned beef. Because its not St. Patrick’s Day without it.
So, for my first corned beef, I bought a $3 cut of meat ($3! How could I say no?!) and followed this recipe for Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Vegetables. Always use the slow cooker when you can–I don’t use mine nearly enough.
The corned beef came out great! The vegetables, as you can probably tell, are pretty well cooked, but they tasted good. I made some drop biscuits as sides. As predicted, Brian loved the corned beef. I’m satisfied for another year (its so good though!)
If you’re not into corned beef, check out these other St. Pats Day posts from around the web:
Serious Eats has been especially busy:
What to Eat and Drink on St. Patrick’s Day
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Irish Food?
Green Fried Chicken–coated with wasabi!
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Filling
Irish Whiskey Cake from All We Can Eat
Guiness Milkshake from yumsugar
Nigella’s St. Patrick’s Baking Tip: Just Add Guinness from NPR
Beef and Guinness Stew from Shedding It and Getting It
From mental_floss: The Quick 10: 10 Pats Born on St. Patrick’s Day
Enjoy what remains of St. Patrick’s Day!
Rachel @ Shedding It says
Thanks for the shout out! I feel the same way…I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!