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beef brisket with cabbage

Recipe by
Julia Ferguson
Greenwood, IN

This recpe is a great alternative to Corned Beef. Especially, for those of us who are trying to watch our salt intake. Add cabbage and potatoes, and you have a one pot meal. Recipe from: Margaret Mitchell's Mealtime Magic, Meat and Poultry Cookery. Copy Right 1951

yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For beef brisket with cabbage

  • 4-5 lb
    flat, beef brisket
  • 3
    onions, sliced
  • 3
    whole cloves
  • 6
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1
    clove garlic, peeled, quartered
  • 1
    stalk celery
  • 1
    peeled, carrot
  • 2
    sprigs parsley
  • 1
    cabbage head, quartered and cored

How To Make beef brisket with cabbage

  • 1
    Wipe meat with damp cloth; place in large deep kettle; cover with cold water.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Cover; bring to a boil; reduce heat to low; simmer 3 1/2-5 hours or until meat is tender; remove any scum, that might appear.
  • A big pot full.
    1 hour before meat is done, place quartered cabbage on top of meat, cover and return heat to low simmer. Cook until cabbage is tender.
  • Beef Brisket, onions, cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, rutabagas and turnips.
    Remove cabbage, keep warm until ready to serve; remove meat from stock; slice; serve with horseradish sauce. See recipe below.
  • 6
    Horseradish Sauce: 1 c. whipping cream 1 T. lemon juice 1 1/2 T. bottled horseradish 1/8 t. salt (optional) Whip cream; add remaining ingredients; blend thoroughly. Makes approx. 2 1/2 c.
  • Rutabagas, Cabbage and Turnips
    My Notes: 1. This can also be cooked in crockpot or slow cooker. However, I would not add as much water as recipe calls for, since slow cookers tend to accumulate moisture. 2. Potatoes can also be added to the meat, but I would remove vegetables that were added at the beginning, then add potatoes before the cabbage. 3. Other vegetables that can be added along with potatoes are turnips, rutabagas and carrots.