Monday, March 17, 2008

Corned Beef with Roasted Potatoes

Since its St. Paddy's day, I decided to do a corned beef. Carl doesnt really like it much and I had a bad experience with my last one so it had been years since I cooked one. This year, I decided to do it in the crock pot. When I pulled it out of the packaging, I was so grossed out by the way it looked with the pink jelly stuff that seasons it and the huge amount of fat on it. I honestly didnt know if i could even eat the thing. I decided to brown it first to fry off some of that fat. I ended up with a wonderful corned beef. Carl was just as suprised as I was how good this turned out. I cant wait to make Rueben sandwiches for dinner tomorrow night with the leftovers.

In the crock pot:
1 corned beef and seasoning packet (I browned mine first)
enough water to just cover the meat

Set on low and let cook for about 6 hrs. Then add 3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut and a head of cabbage cut into quarters and set around the corned beef. Let cook an additional 2 hrs.

For the potatos:

1 lb red potatos, cut into quarters
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp dried parsely
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the potatos into a large ziplock bag. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary, 1 tsp dried parsely, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Close the bag tight and shake it all up until the potatos are evenly coated with oil and seasonings. Bake for an hour, or until they get nice and brown, stirring once or twice during baking.


Ali said...

When I made my corned beef, it didn't come with a seasoning packet. I spoke with the butcher, and he said that the regular McCormick's Pickling Spice is the same thing- but that my corned beef had already been seasoned. I put some on there anyway for extra punch while I crock potted it.

Just an extra piece of advice for anyone that doesn't have the packet.

Marlene said...

I've never liked Corned Beef either. My husband loves it. I'm going to do it your way to see if I like it too, because it sounded yummy in your description. Plus, I always love new slow cookers recipes. Thanks.