First off, Happy St. Patty’s Day! This morning, I was at my local Bristol Farms getting my usual cup of coffee. I wasn’t going to prepare anything Irish today – it was just going to be a nice and relaxing Saturday.
But something caught me off guard. The stacks of marinated corned beef brisket, along with Irish cheese samples, and baskets of Irish Soda Bread sort of got me (well, not just me) in the mood to celebrate. I’m sure all the green decoration had something to do with it, too. Whatever it was, I walked out with a 2lb brisket, cheese, and bread. It was one of the easiest and tastiest dinners. Thank you, Bristol Farms, for all your successful marketing efforts.
- 1 pre-marinated 1.5-2lb corned beef brisket, you can request or find this at grocery stores like Whole Foods or Bristol Farms (or you can check out Alton Brown’s marinade for 10 days before cooking)
- 1 onion, quartered
- 1 carrot, peeled and broken into 4 pieces
- Rinse marinade off of brisket. Set brisket in medium sized dutch oven and cover brisket with water by about an inch. Add onion and carrots and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Slice meat against the grain. Serve.