Skinny Corned Beef & Cabbage, Anyone?

Today is a very unique St. Patrick’s Day because is in a leap year and that means extra good luck (according to Irish traditions). You can still enjoy the succulent classic corned beef and cabbage dish even if you’re on a diet. The perk is that since you’re making it, you can control how much fat goes into it. Hint: cook it in a crockpot or slow cooker to allow the corned beef to sweat and eliminate more fat. Make sure to purchase a low-sodium, reduced fat, non-smoked variety for a leaner alternative.

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  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved
  • 1 lean center-cut corned beef brisket (about 2 pounds)
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and quartered lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound new potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound boiling onions, peeled
  • 1 small head cabbage, outer leaves removed, cut into 6 wedges
1. Stick cloves in onion. Place onion and beef in slow cooker and add enough water to cover ingredients plus 3 more inches. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
2. Add carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage to slow cooker and cook an additional 3 hours.
3. Remove corned beef from slow cooker and slice. Place on large platter with vegetables. Drizzle with the broth to moisten and serve. Thank you recipe.com for this gem, yum!



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