when we decided to have a low key st. patty's day and invite some friends over i knew i wanted to cook something irish, and there's nothing more irish than corned beef and cabbage [and a six pack of guinness]. i searched for a recipe that incorporated guinness because i absolutely love cooking/baking with alcohol. it adds a certain something that most can't quite pick up on and changes a meal for the better. and if you are thinking of trying this out i definitely recommend it! the recipe was so easy to follow and the finished product was delicious!
that was my corned beef right before i rinsed it, dried it and rubbed it down with brown sugar.
the recipe called for the brisket to be cooked in a dutch oven and to be completely covered in guinness. but as you can see, one bottle alone didn't cover it enough.
after three bottles it was sufficiently covered and ready to head inside the oven. i cooked my corned beef for over 6 hours and it came out so very tender. i also added my veggies about three hours before it was done. i couldn't fit all the potatoes, corn and cabbage in with the corned beef so i set them up [with another three bottles of guinness] in a separate dutch oven.
the finished product definitely surpassed my expectations and left me eagerly waiting for next year so we can celebrate st. patty's day in true irish style.
have you ever made corned beef before?
I would love to hear how they turned out!