Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2010 by danerno1
Briskets are 2 or 3 lbs. So, put meat in a 6 to 8 quart pot with spice packet. (May use 2 Tbsps pickling spice instead) Cover with water at least 2 inches above meat. Add 1 cup apple juice and sliced onion. Simmer for at least 2 hours till very tender. Remove brisket to plate. Place a large strainer over a second pot. Pour remaining cooking liquid through strainer. To this liquid with onion and spices strained out of, add 8 prepared carrots, 1 large head of cabbage cut into 2 inch wedges and 4 large or 6 small red potatoes. (Skin optional) Add extra water if necessay to cover over vegetables. Low boil until very tender, about 25 minutes. Add brisket back to simmering vegetables during the last 5 minutes to reheat meat. Remove brisket to large platter. Remove vegetables with slotted spoon and surround meat with them. Brisket will reduce in size about 25% during cooking. This is the proper way to prepare this Irish meal.