Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I'm a Crockpot Whore...aka Slow Cooker Corned Beef

I'm a little late on making the whole Saint Patrick's Day dinner because I was traveling for work last week, and then CB and I were in VT for the weekend. There was 15 inches of powder on Saturday morning, and any form of culinary behavior was not going to happen that day. It was a sip Irish coffees at the lodge and listen to the band all afternoon kind of weekend - it was a March Madness scream at the tv kind of weekend - it was a build a fire and listen to the wood crackle and snap kind of weekend, but it was most definitely (for me) not a cooking weekend. So the corned beef, potatoes and carrots had to wait until now, and man o man was it worth the wait. I've never cooked corned beef in the slow cooker, and I'll be damned if I'll cook it any other way again. It was amazing, and juicy, and the carrots and potatoes had so much flavor. Mmm.

3-4 lb corned beef brisket
1 cup water
4 red skinned potatoes, whole
3 small onions quartered
1 bag baby carrots
2 bay leaves

Pierce potatoes with fork and put in bottom of slow cooker, put brisket on top. Reserve juice from brisket bag and pour into measuring cup, and enough water to equal 1 cup. Pour on top of brisket. Place onions on top of brisket, along with the carrots and bay leaves. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 hours. Enjoy with a nice loaf of Irish Soda Bread.

Rating = So God Damn Good

1 comment:

wheresmymind said...

You should run an infomercial for these... "Set it and forget it!" hehe