Best Corned Beef Brisket with Potatoes and Cabbage 2 Ways

Best Corned Beef Brisket with Potatoes and Cabbage

The corned beef can be tossed together with this side or served separate. Either way you’ll crave it day and night. When you buy a corned beef, you may find a packet of premeasured spices to use when you cook it. You can use this or use what I’ve suggested. Don’t use both. Still use the broth and vegetables though. Be sure your brisket is brined and ready to cook and not cooked for you.

Corned Beef Brisket:

You will need a 2-2 1/2lb corned beef brisket brined and ready to cook. Sear beef in skillet with a little oil then lay in baking pan. Add 2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp ground bay leaves, 2 tsp sea salt, 1 c. beef broth and 1 onion rough chopped with best kitchen utility knife then cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Lower oven to 300 and bake for 1 hour or fork tender. Remove with best oven mitts.

Potatoes and Cabbage

In a large skillet with sides, heat oil. Add hash browns and onions and cook on medium high until golden. Add cabbage, carrots, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Turn heat to medium and saute for 5 minutes. Put lid on to steam stirring frequently till tender. Stir in kraut, heat through. Serve with corned beef on side or cut into cubes and stir some into vegetables. Serve with a baguette and a green beer.

You won’t need to use the entire brisket at once. Save some for leftovers to make Reuben’s tomorrow.

Leftover Reuben’s:

Slice the corned beef very thin. Spread a generous amount of special sauce on two lightly toasted slices of rye bread, a slice of Swiss cheese on each piece of bread, pile high with corned beef and potatoes and cabbage. Put sandwich together. Slather the outside of sandwich with butter and grill on both sides. Serve with extra special sauce.

If you’d like, heat up your reuben on your best panini press.

Special Sauce: 1 c. mayonnaise, 1/2 c. ketchup, 3 tbl pepper relish, 1 tsp horseradish, salt and pepper to taste. Combine well.

Serve the Reuben with cheesy potato soup.

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