Glynis Jolly @Speculations Impressed is once again gracing us with a fun recipe. This Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is perfect for this time of year. Take it away, Glynis.
I like to talk up the Native American in me, but that’s just a small part of my heritage. I’m one-half German. I was raised in a German fashion too, all except for having bread at every meal. Hubby, like me, is also one-half German with the same sort of upbringing, but in his home as a child the bread sitting on a plate was there for every meal.
The bread isn’t a big difference between what Hubby and I experienced as kid. However, the bread can cause problems if you’re counting your calories. Now that I think about it however, this is one of the big differences between Hubby and me now. I seem to be always trying to lose weight, even when I’m not thinking about it. It’s become such a habit that I’ve limited myself on everything, no matter what the circumstances are. That is until very recently. I finally realized that no matter what I eat or how much exercise or physical work I do, my weight is going to be what my body thinks it should be. Some of this has to do with my heritage. I can’t deny it.
I kind of got off the track there. Sorry. Back to the meal…
In spite of this influence in my life, my brother and I never saw any kind of corned beef and cabbage recipe at dinnertime. I’ve never known why either. My guess is that either my mom or my dad didn’t like it, so it wasn’t served. I didn’t have my first Reuben sandwich until I was in college. Yum! As I’m sure you’re aware of, the Reuben sandwich is more or less corned beef and cabbage between two slices of lovely pumpernickel bread.
This corned beef and cabbage recipe is Diabetic friendly. Even if you serve it with boiled potatoes on the side, the carb count is still relatively low. Plus, it’s made for the busy household. The recipe I’m sharing here comes from my mother-in-law. She loves to cook but anything that is also fast and easy is something that is in her recipe box.
(I’ll be sharing many of this woman’s tasty recipes with you during the next few months.)
Quick Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe
Utensils: large cooking spoon, large skillet with lid, measuring spoons, sharp knife, shredder or grater
Preparation: slice corned beef and shred cabbage beforehand
- 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
- 1 small head of cabbage, shredded (approx. 10 cups)
- 1 teaspoon salt (or sea salt)
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1 (12oz.) can corned beef, sliced thin
Combine butter (or margarine), cabbage, salt, pepper and celery seeds in a large skillet; cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corned beef slices; cover and cook 5 minutes or until meat is thoroughly heated.
Yields 4 servings.
Notes: Although the cabbage serves as a vegetable, you might want to add some fresh green beans cooked with bacon bits. A few boiled red potatoes with the corned beef and cabbage recipe might be good too. Oh, and don’t forget the dill pickle.
I do hope you’ll try this Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe from Glynis Jolly, we would love to hear what you think.
Time to eat…