New England Boiled Dinner {Corned Beef & Cabbage}
 
 
New England Boiled Dinner is 'meat and potatoes' in it's most pure and simplest form. It's a wonderfully hearty one dish meal the whole family will enjoy.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3½ lb. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 3½ lb. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 20 peppercorns,optional
  • 20 peppercorns,optional
  • 10 whole cloves, optional
  • 10 whole cloves, optional
  • 2 bay leaves, optional
  • 2 bay leaves, optional
  • 3-4 small turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 3-4 small turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 4-6 red new potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • 4-6 red new potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • 4-6 large carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 4-6 large carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 3-4 small onion, peeled
  • 3-4 small onion, peeled
  • 2-3 parsnips, peeled and cut in half
  • 2-3 parsnips, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into fourths
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into fourths
  • 3-4 beets, peeled, reserved to cook separately
  • 3-4 beets, peeled, reserved to cook separately
  • crusty bread, optional
  • crusty bread, optional
  • softened butter, optional
Instructions
  1. Place corned beef and seasoning packet in a large Dutch oven and completely cover with water. If you are using corned beef brisket that does not come with a seasoning packet, add peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves to the pot.
  2. Bring to a simmer and then cover. Maintain a gentle low simmer for 3½ - 4 hours until the meat is tender when a fork is inserted.
  3. Remove the meat and cover with foil to keep warm. Add all vegetables (except the beets) to the pot, increase the temperature and bring to a low boil/high simmer. Continue cooking 20-30 minutes longer until vegetables are tender.
  4. For the beets, peel and quarter. Wrap in parchment paper and microwave for 8-10 minutes until just fork tender.
  5. To slice the meat, locate the direction of the grain, then thinly slice against the grain.
  6. Serve family style on a large platter with a side of reserved broth, a big crusty bread, and plenty of softened butter.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/new-england-boiled-dinner-corned-beef-cabbage/