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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to you!  I have to say this weekend went fast and I didn’t even do anything exciting.  Sometimes it’s just nice not doing anything.  However I did try something new.  I had corned beef and cabbage for the first time ever.  Can you believe it?  A first!  I was at Trader Joe’s and they had it as a sample, but of course it wasn’t ready yet.  I told the lady I never had it and she convinced me to buy it.  So I bought a HUGE 3.5 pounder (smallest one they had) and came home and threw it in my crockpot.

I am really impressed with this, I can’t believe I waited so long to try it.  This was my Husband first time having it too.  Crazy!  Since it was just my husband and I for dinner, we have a ton and I mean a ton left over.  Besides a Rubin sandwich, anyone have any other suggestions on what I can do with it?  probably just heat up.

I used Trader Joe’s Corned Beef which was marinating in some juices.  It smelled so good cooking.  It almost smelled like it had a cloves in it.  I added an onion, water and cabbage, put it in my crockpot for 5 hours on high.  Cooked perfectly.  You know what else was nice?  My Husband bought me this massive crockpot for Christmas and this was the first time I used it.  I think it made him happy to see it get used.

Since I started blogging, I really am enjoying all the holiday themed food.  It’s fun to make something new, beats the everyday food.  I didn’t think there would be much for St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m wrong about that.  I can’t wait to see what I’m going to create for Easter.

Corned Beef and Cabbage in a Crockpot


3 1/2 lbs. corned beef

1 head of cabbage, roughly chopped

1 onion, chopped



In a Crockpot, add corned beef, onions and cabbage. Add enough water to cover the top.

Cook in a slow cooker for on low for 6-8 hours, high for 4-5 hours.

Serving Size: 14 – 4oz servings

Calories per serving:  206.5,  Fat:  11,  Cholesterol:  60,  Sodium:  1628 (Eck!), Potassium:  140,  Carbs:  5.6,  Fiber:  1.3,  Sugar:  2,  Protein:  21

I served it with a side of roasted butternut squash and my homemade Rye Bread.  This was a delicious meal!!  It’s a shame, I’ll probably only make this once a year!  Look forward to St. Patrick’s Day 2013!!  Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, do you have plans this year?  My Husband works on that Saturday and so does Jenny, so I’ll probably be home baking!

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Have a great week!!!



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