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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Corned Beef and Cabbage

I believe this is a dish familiar to those from Ireland and several parts of Asia as well. Correct me, if i'm wrong. Corned beef. A simple easy dish that can be made in just minutes. I used the canned corned beef, but you can get you hands on the real fresh stuff, go for it. Mine's just a cheat and easy way of making it. Just pop it open and voila. Meat in a can. Even though they say it's ready to eat, I prefer to cook and heat it up in a skillet.

Corned beef, onion, cabbage. That's all there is. During cooking it will tend to look dry. I don't like that. My solution was to add some tomato slices to keep it from drying out rather than oil. Replace the cabbage with potatoes and you've got yourself some good ol' hash. You can even turn the leftovers into an omelette. The one way I always eat this is to mix it into some plain white rice. It may not look pretty, but it sure is appetizing.

Serves 2-4

Corned Beef and Cabbage

1 12oz can corned beef
1/2 medium onion - sliced
1 medium tomato or 12 cherry tomato - sliced
1/2 head medium cabbage - shredded
olive oil

In a pan, heat about 2-3 tbsp of oil. Saute the onions until limp and translucent. Season with some salt and pepper.

Add in the onions and cook until the juices from them are release, then add in the corned beef.

Break the meat into pieces and stir. The juices from the tomato will help to keep the meat from drying out.

Then add in the shredded cabbage. Stir well and cover for several minutes until the cabbage have slightly wilted, but still green.

Turn off the heat and serve warm.


Parita said...

Simple dish, love your pictures!

Denise said...

Being that my husband is Irish, this is a staple in my house. Love the addition of tomato.

Donna-FFW said...

Never thought to add tomato keep it moist. My hubby makes this a few times a year, fresh corned beef, spices, cabbage, can of beer in the water. With a spicy mustard, I love it.

tavolini said...

I like the addition of tomato--its great how a dish can be so simple and so tasty at the same time :)

Miranda said...

Hi there Jenn,
I am back in action. LOL.
I wanted to thank you for such an amazing guest post!!
Thank you Thank you.

I love cabbage and corned beef. It is the Irish in me. LOL.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Sounds tasty... I haven't had this in years!

Dewi said...

Simple and down to earth dish, very comforting indeed.

Anonymous said...

Easy and delicious! I make the fresh corned beef but very rarely as it takes such a long time to prepare.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

My family doesn't really like corned beef, but your version I could make for myself... I love the added tomato to keep it moist...

theUngourmet said...

I used to request corned beef and cabbage for my birthday when I was a kid. I love it! I like the addition of the tomatoes for some more zippy flavor.

I never get to eat this anymore because no one else in my family will eat cabbage. :0( I'll have to make a single serving I guess.

Bob said...

Love corned beef. I didn't realize it was an Asian thing too, I thought it was just British. Learn something new every day. :)

Sippity Sup said...

As a kid I DESPISED Corned Beef! I like it as an adult but almost never eat it. You are reminding me about my promise to break out of my culinary rut. Thanks GREG

nora@ffr said...

vat a simple and delish meal!! yumm!! a must make!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love corned beef and cabbage! It's like St.Patties day rolled into a meal:)

Pam said...

I didn't know you could by corned beef in cans. It looks simple and hearty - my kind of meal.

Thistlemoon said...

I have never thought of using canned corn beef like this. Usually it is more of breakfast item in my family - I haven't had it in years, but my mom used to make it a lot when I was young and I really loved it.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the addition of tomato to your corned beef. This is a meal that everyone loves and you've shared a great recipe with us.

Phyllis said...

I'm having spam, eggs and rice this week (could've easily been corned beef with rice, I'm a proud member of the 'meat in a can' club!) Growing up I thought corned beef came only in a can, but after moving to the Northeast, I realize that it comes from a bag LOL.

Christo Gonzales said...

satisfying, nutritional, easy - what more do you need?

Lana said...

Hi Jenn, Feeling St. Paddy today, are we? Looks very appetizing. Great job as always.

Jenn said...

Parita: Thanks.

Denise: Yeah the tomato really helped.

Donna: I have to try the spicy mustard.

TavoLini: I agree.

Miranda: Your welcome!! It was a pleasure to guest post.

Jen: It's time to make it again.

Elra: Comfort food is the best.

5 Star: Try making this short cut version.

Andrea: That means more tasty goodness you for.

Ungourmet: Aww...they don't know what they're missing.

Bob: Yeah. In know in the Philippines this is how it's made too along with the added potatoes.

Greg: Go for it!

Nora: Thanks.

Nuetmeg: Yup!!

Pam: Yeah. It's found where the spam and other canned meats are.

Jenn: Yeah. This is definitely a breakfast meal. But I had this for dinner. LOL.

Mary: Your welcome.

Phyllis: Me, too. I used to think that it came from a can also. I grew up with the canned meats.

Doggy: I agree.

Lana: Hehehe...

Reeni said...

Such a good idea to use the canned stuff! I like that better than the freshly roasted. Looks good!

Diana said...

That is much better looking than 90% of the corn beef and cabbage recipes I've seen! I like that you served it with rice -- seems much lighter than traditional preps.

Jenn said...

Reeni: Way easier to use.

Diana: Yeah. As much as I like the traditional way, I don't like spending too much time working on a dish that can be done in a simple way.

Anonymous said...

I love comfort food like this dish.

teresa said...

you know, sad as it sound, i've never had corned beef and cabbage. it looks awesome, i love steamed cabbage. i hope you've been having a good summer!

chow and chatter said...

this is great Jenn, another British dish with corn beef is corn beef hash lol

Jenn said...

Hummingbird: Same here.

Teresa: Give it a try. You may like it.

C&C: I love hash!! LOL

Heather S-G said...

I love corned beef & cabbage...didn't know it was a popular dish in Asia, too! Awesome. This looks soooo yummy :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. My British husband would be all over this dish!

Jamie said...

Honestly? I never ever thought I'd ever eat canned corned beef, but boy this looks scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Perfection! Love the idea of adding the tomato!

pigpigscorner said...

my hubs loves corned beef and I always tell him it's like dog food..haha.anyway, fell in love with it after my father-in-law cooked this for us for breakfast one morning.

Jenn said...

Girlichef: Yeah. There are different variations of this dish in asia too.

ashadeofgray: Give a try and see what he thinks.

Jamie:: Sometimes I liked the canned version better than fresh. LOL.

Ruth: Thanks.

pigpigscorner: Now you love it. LOL.

Diana H said...

Meat in a can - yeah we do that sometimes too. I do the whole corned beef and cabbage thing around St. Paddy's day. My grandfather's parents came over from Ireland, so it's a must. Though I add lots of root vegetables to it.

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