Corned Beef & Cabbage – St. Patrick’s Day tradition

Written by Diana - March 16, 2009 5 Comments

  corned-beef  My grandfather’s parents were born in Ireland.  My Great Grandfather came from Armagh, and my Great Grandmother from Donegal.  I remember having St. Patrick’s dinner with my grandparents every year, sitting around the dining room table and always finishing off with a nice cake with green icing.  My grandfather would try out his Irish accent again and we’d celebrate our ancestors.  I remember Grandpa and his brothers enjoying each others company.  They were a loud, noisy boisterous bunch and love to celebrate with whiskey or beer (sometimes both).  They were also hardworking, very loving and very family oriented. 

I make corned beef & cabbage for dinner every year, and though I can make it other times, I like to have it around St. Paddy’s and remind my kids where they come from.

I used Buff’s recipe (actually, it’s the same as I had been using – before he posted it).

However, I make a few changes.

I reduce the number of potatoes by about 3, and halve the number of carrots.

I add parsnips, turnips and celeriac(celery root).

I love the flavor the extra root vegetables add, it brings it up a notch. 



Here are some other Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinners.


Glazed Corned Beef and Cabbage Three Ways – A little bit of an Asian flare to this one.

Corned Beef on the Smoker – The accidental hedonist puts it on a grill.

Corned Beef & Cabbage cupcakes – I don’t know if this is something I would try, but cupcake project goes for it.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage – One of my sister’s plans on doing it this way on Tuesday. 

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5 Outstanding Responses to "Corned Beef & Cabbage – St. Patrick’s Day tradition"

    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie on March 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Your corned beef looks excellent and I love the addition of the yummy root veggies! thanks for including a link to my corned beef and cabbage too!

    Leah on March 19, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Meals at my Irish husband’s parent’s house were like St. Patrick’s Day every night. My father-in-law was one of eight kids and there was always a sibling of his and corresponding family members around for dinners when we visited. It was sort of my crash course in Irish culture for me. Others always commented on how traumatic and chaotic mealtime was at their house!

    Diana on March 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Natasha, I loved your recipe, though my Grandfather would probably turn over if I tried an asian flair to Irish food.

    Leah – Isn’t it loud, and fun! I’m one of 6 and when all of us and our spouses get together, our kids tell us we’re too loud. Can you imagine?

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