| Corned Beef & Cabbage

Author / Luke Summers

I’m only 1/4 Irish but eating corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick’s day along with watching The Quiet Man (boy am I dating myself) is a tradition that goes back further than I can remember. Over the years I’ve tried many renditions/variations but keep coming back to the Classic version. . .

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The Meat: 2, 3-4 lb beef briskets

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I tried brining my own beef one year but that was more trouble than even I wanted to go through. To avoid the chemicals simply purchase a better brisket. Look for one that is uncured, nitrate/nitrite free and from beef raised without hormones and antibiotics. Why 2? Leftovers; it will be great the next day for breakfast, lunch or even dinner again.

LONG & SLOW is the secret here. Top of the stove or crockpot will work but my preference is in the oven. Place your brisket in a large roaster (without a rack) and just barely cover with cold water.** Put a lid on it and place in an unheated oven and set to 300 degrees. Let it do its thing for about an hour to an hour and 15 min.

**Back in the day before I knew the evil effects of gluten on my body I used 2 bottles of Guinness stout along with the water to simmer it in. It did add a special flavor to it. I go without nowadays but your choice depending on how it affects you.

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Remove from the oven and add in 1 medium head of cabbage cut into small wedges, 4-5 peeled and quartered potatoes and 3-4 carrots

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Back in the over for another 2-3 hours. Check after 2 and when your fork slides easily out of the meat it’s done.

Spoon cabbage, potatoes and carrots into a bowl with some of the juice, slice the corned beef against the grain and serve with sauces on the side

The Sauces:

Creamy Horseradish Sauce
2-3 tbs horseradish
1/3 cup creme fraiche
1 tsp lemon juice
sea salt to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl

Mustard Sauce
1/3 cup homemade mayo
2 tbs dijon mustard
1 tbs creme fraiche
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl


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Luke Summers

I am the COO of Power Athlete, co-host of Power Athlete Radio, and a Power Athlete Coach. I've been coaching athletes, training clients, and educating 1,000s of coaches around the globe since 2007. I'm a lifelong multisport athlete, but my focus was football up through college where a neck injury forced me to hang it up.

Now I'm a stickler for productivity, and have a burning desire to empower athletes, coaches, and every day people who are striving to be better versions of themselves.


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