Passed down through multiple generations in our family, this robust corned beef and cabbage recipe is requested often in our house. The Irish stout beer adds excellent richness to the corned beef. Just throw the ingredients together in the slow cooker and let them simmer until delicious!—Karin Brodbeck, Red Hook, New York
For a mouthwatering main dish to star in a summer meal, this brisket can't be beat. Baked slowly, the meat gets nice and tender and picks up the sweet and tangy flavor of the barbecue sauce.—Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas
For St. Patrick's Day, prepare a traditional corned beef dinner and add a special twist - a colorful medley of cooked fresh vegetables. It's a festive combination to serve family or guests.
-Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
One year, when St. Patrick's Day was coming near, I knew what would happen if I served plain cabbage again—the kids would all take one look and go "yuck"! So I decided to try this recipe. It's now become more or less a family tradition for us come every March 17.
In fact, my husband (we're the parents of four and grandparents of five) likes it so much I fix it for him year-round. Friends enjoy it a great deal, too—it makes a great-looking platter!
As a native Texan, I love beef. My brother and I made special grills to cook and smoke 20 briskets at a time for parties. I created this recipe to achieve a similar fork-tender, sweet and spicy brisket using the oven.
-Scott Post, Clayton, North Carolina
Because brisket was often on sale, it became a frequent dish on the dinner table. I used to boil the brisket to make it more tender, but then it had a very bland taste. A good friend gave me this recipe, and I haven't boiled a brisket since. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.
Even though Connie Lou Bommers can't lay claim to Irish ancestry, this Pella, Iowa subscriber calls St. Patrick's Day one of her favorite holidays. "Everything about it is so festive," she enthuses, "especially the food." Connie shares the dinner she prepares, starting with this succulent corned beef recipe. "Aside from Christmas, it's the meal we most enjoy," she affirms.—Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa
"This tender, tasty brisket cooks a long time, but it's so easy to prepare," confirms Janet Parham, Cibolo, Texas. "Just marinate the meat overnight in an oven bag, then add the sauce and roast with no more fuss!"