What is Corned Beef
Corned beef is known as a traditional Irish dish that we often serve during the month of March to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! Its namesake comes from the way the meat is cured. The cut is the exact same as brisket! However, corned beef goes through extra steps. The beef is covered with large grained salt also known as Corns. The salt is used to draw out the moisture and was used originally to prevent the growth of bacteria. This process is now done in a salty brine solution.
There's so much more this cut of beef has to offer, deserving the spotlight for more than one week a year! We have found Corned Beef to be a super versatile protein option. We are sure this salty & tender Irish dish will tempt your taste buds. Below are some of the best-corned beef recipes we have made!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
Corned beef in the slow cooker is a staple for a reason, it's so good! There is nothing easier than throwing your dinner in the crock pot in the morning and coming back to a perfectly cooked meal ready to eat!! You only have a couple of minutes to feed your hungry family? No worries we have you covered almost every crock pot recipe can be reworked for the instant pot!
- Herd 77 Corned Beef w/ included seasoning packet
- 1 White Onion, quartered
- 1 Head of Cabbage
- 3 - 5 Carrots
- ~2 Lbs Red or Gold Potatoes
- 1 & ½ TBSP Minced Garlic
- 2 cans of Beer (any kind works)
Slow Cooker Steps
- Place Corned Beef in Crock pot
- Add in seasoning packet
- Pour your Beer of choice over the beef (We like Busch, but anything works)
- Throw in all remaining ingredients in the slow cooker on top of the corned beef. If you want your cabbage more crisp leave out until 2 hours of cooking time remain than add it in the crock pot!
- If your cut of beef is sticking out above the liquid pour water in until the beef is completely submerged
- Cook on low for low for 8 hours
- Drain out 90% of liquid, shred or slice your Corned Beef, and serve with horseradish/ ground mustard, & veggies.
Instant Pot Steps
- Place Corned Beef in Instant Pot
- Add in seasoning packet
- Minced Garlic
- Pour your Beer of choice over the beef (We like Busch, but anything works) If the beef is not fully submerged continue to fill pot with water or beef broth until covered.
- Pressure Cook on high for 80 minutes + 15 min natural release
- Remove Corned Beef & Place in serving bowl
- Throw in all remaining ingredients (vegetables) in the Instant Pot broth pressure cook on high for 4 minutes - quick release pressure when done
- Drain most of the remaining liquid, shred or slice your Corned Beef, pour leftover “broth” over top, and serve with horseradish/ ground mustard & veggies.
Corned Beef leftover Ideas
Corned beef is a pretty big cut of meat! Im sure theres going to be left overs, but don't let them go to tupperware wasteland in your refrigerator! There are so many ways to mix up your left corned beef without being a recipe repeater! Getting jacked? Try a protein packed corned beef hash for breakfast! It's super simple; fry up finely chopped potatoes, corned beef, and onions in the cast iron and top with a sunny side up egg! Welcome in the lunch hour with corned beef nachos. Call up some buddies to enjoy this non traditional take on a classic crowd favorite. Slice up potatoes really thin, fry or crisp them up in the oven! Then add your toppings: cheese, corned beef, Beef bacon, onions, jalapenos, ect. Bake until the cheese melts and top with MORE toppings!!! Finally, if you have any room for leftover corned beef for dinner make yourself a reuben! You cannot go wrong with this staple! To make it as simple as possible butter your rye bread, build your sandwich (Corned Beef slices, swiss cheese, saracrut, thousand island dressing) and place it in a pan or on a griddle just like a grilled cheese!
These go to meals are so good you'll want to enjoy corned beef all year round! Don't worry Herd 77 has your back you can always find your favorites in stock on our website and conveniently ship it straight to your doorstep!! Don't miss out on our Corned Beef Sale going on now - Saint Patrick's Day!!! Run to get your orders in before times up.