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Corned Beef & Cabbage for the Wine Lover Recipe

With its elegant flavor and lovely appearance, you'd never guess how easy it is to prepare this traditional St. Patrick's Day favorite. Thanks to the slow-cooker, it comes together effortlessly. —Susan F. Cepeda, M. Lakes, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 9 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound fingerling potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 cups fresh baby carrots
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups white wine or beef broth
  • 1 corned beef brisket with spice packet (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup stone-ground mustard
  • 1 small head cabbage, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained

Directions

  • 1. In a 6- or 7-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic. Pour wine over vegetables. Cut brisket in half. Spread with mustard; place over vegetables (discard spice packet from corned beef or save for another use).
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender, adding cabbage and sauerkraut during the last hour of cooking. Serve beef with vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 1-1/2 cups vegetables equals 592 calories, 32 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 2,712 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.