It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! St. Patrick’s Day is next Saturday, and corned beef is on sale at several stores this week. Albertsons has the best price: $1.69/lb for point cut corned beef brisket. King Soopers also has a good price, $1.79/lb; and you can get corned beef at Safeway for $1.99/lb.
Corned beef is a type of salt-cured beef, usually found in a cut of brisket. The term “corned” comes from the treatment of the beef with “corns” of salt — there’s no actual corn involved in the process! In the U.S., corned beef is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day and is typically served with cabbage.
Here are a couple of recipes for corned beef and cabbage, as well as some other yummy ideas for using corned beef!
Alton Brown’s 5-star recipe for Corned Beef & Cabbage includes the process for brining your own brisket, although it’s much easier to just buy prepared corned beef and skip the 10-day brining process. The rest of the recipe is quite simple!
If you’d like an even simpler recipe, try this Corned Beef & Cabbage — it just calls for the spice packets included in the corned beef package plus a few vegetables. So easy!
Here is a fantastic slow cooker recipe — Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches. The recipe instructions are for the stovetop, but this can also be made in your crockpot. The meat turns out incredibly tender, perfect for a Reuben sandwich!
Corned Beef Hash is a quick and tasty way to use corned beef. It’s a great one-dish meal; try it for breakfast with an over-easy egg on top.
This is an interesting idea for corned beef: Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza. Reading the rave reviews on this recipe makes me want to try it!
These Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls would be another yummy way to use up your St. Patty’s Day leftovers. As the recipe’s author says, “this is quite possibly fusion cooking at its best!”
Do you typically serve corned beef around St. Patrick’s Day? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?
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