Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage
|Serves:||~ 1/3 lb per person|
|1 pkg||pre packed corned beef w/seasoning pack most are about 3 lbs|
|1 large||cabbage head|
Many of my friends have only eaten boiled or canned corned beef before they met me. One friend in particular, asked what I was cooking. I told her 'corned beef and cabbage'. I asked if she wanted to taste and she said she never has liked it. I asked how it was fixed. Finally figured it out as caned. She took a small bite, before she left, she had 2 large slices and was licking her lips all the way home.
Most packages of corned beef are about 3lbs. If you want more, use another pack.
Wash or peel the potatoes and carrots. My family eats the skins for more nutrition. Cut into uniform sizes, about 2inch cubes for the potatoes or small wedges (1/4 cut small potatoes) and 2-3 inch lengths for the carrots(depends on the diameter).
When meat looks/feels like it is almost ready to fall apart, take it out of the oven, put it on a platter, add all your veggies into the pan, check the water level. If you think it needs another 1/2 cup or so, add the broth from the pan the veggies were cooked in. (You want to have the veggies at least 1/2 way covered with broth) Put the meat back into the pan, cover it and let it finish cooking the veggies.
Take it out, put the meat on a platter and slice away. Your veggies have the great flavor of the spices and beef cooked into them so they shouldn't need any salt but some still like more pepper added to their plates. :)