You don't need the luck of the Irish to enjoy this easy and classic recipe for corned beef and cabbage.
3 - 4 lbs corned beef (approx 2 packages)
1 large onion (quartered)
4 medium potatoes (quartered)
4 carrots (broken in half)
1 - 2 heads of cabbage (cut into quarters)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1 bay leaf
In a large pot place corned beef with enough water to cover meat. Bring water to a boil and boil meat for 5 min. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2 1/2 -3 hours until meat is tender. Skim fat that rises to top with strainer.
Meanwhile cut potatoes, onions, cabbage into quarters. Break carrots in two. When meat is done, add vegetables to meat. Cook for 30 - 60 min. or until done.
Makes 12 4 - 6 oz servings approx.