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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Old Time" recipe: Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Cookie tagged me to post an "old time recipe that that no modern health conscious person in their right mind would eat today at this post.

ok, so i don't play these reindeer games of answering up to tagged memes and the sort anymore. but this is a challenge i couldn't pass up, because i have one that is so good, and probably so bad for you, that it is definitely on my "make it again" list.

first of all, i didn't make this recipe up. i saw it on Paula Deen's Food TV show. i'm going to lift the recipe in its entirety, because it's so easy, and so good, that i won't modify it. if you want to go visit Paula's website, here's a link

Please note that if you DO make this, back off on the salt. between the corned beef and the bacon, you will probably be just right. any extra salt should be added at the table, to taste.

Also note that if you have arterial blockage or problems with cholesterol, you might want to avoid this dish. but if you do, too bad.
now, here's the exact recipe lifted off of Paula's site.

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 can corned beef

Cook the bacon in large pot over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside. Melt the butter in the pot with the bacon grease. Add the cabbage, stirring well to coat the cabbage in fat. Add about 1/3 cup water, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cover pot with a lid, and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the bacon into small pieces.

Remove the lid from the pot, and scatter chunks of corned beef and chopped bacon over top of the cabbage. Cover and cook until desired doneness. I personally like a little bit of crunch left to the cabbage.

Tip: Cabbage is one of those vegetables that naturally contains water in its leaves. Begin by adding just a small amount of water. As cabbage cooks, if it needs more liquid, then add more water.

got it? ok, here's my take. as i said before, back off the salt. and you might not like this because of the canned corned beef. my kids all say it reminds them of cat food, but then, they don't like seafood either.
as a great substitute, try kielbasa instead of canned corned beef. you could even add carrots and spuds to this, but then it will no longer be a "quick" recipe.
this is the second recipe i've done exactly as she's published it. the first was pecan stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
this lady doesn't cook low fat, but damn does she cook good food.

i'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to participate. if you do, let me know so i can steal your recipe too.

if you have an extra can of corned beef, and are wondering what to do with it, might i suggest trying the canned corned beef hash sandwich spread. it's damned tasty, and easy to make.

as always, if you try this recipe, or it inspires you to try something different, please let me know how it turned out. i'm always looking for fresh and clever ideas to improve my own cooking skills and recipes.

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Blogger Cookie..... said...

Yupper...yur right amigo...my cholesterol bomb ain't nuthin compared to the "nuke" you just posted...whoa! Sounds great though...Mmm Mmm...

This is why I tagged you mate...I knew ya had some experience in the kitchen and would probably enjoy this kind of tag. I usually don't play that "tag" game myself...but when it comes to cookin...well...

3/4/08, 1:34 PM  
Blogger reddog said...

Throw in a can of pineapple chunks for cooking liquid. Use Spam. Grated ginger. Noc mam. Maybe liddle molass an ga'lic. Put on rice.

'da kine kau kau, bruddah!

3/4/08, 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very close to the way my wife taught me to cook cabbage. The only thing missing is some onion. Need about one medium onion sauteed in the bacon grease.

3/5/08, 7:16 AM  
Blogger bothenook said...

see, this is why i post these recipes. you guys are giving me some great ideas... Thanks!

3/5/08, 9:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cabbage is a vegetable which is composed of water but contain potassium, magnesium and vitamins that help our body. Many people like to prepare salad or another kind of recipe. You mus to approach all the propeties this vegetable.

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