MealsFebruary-March 2011

Gluten-Free Corned Beef and Cabbage

SERVES 6

St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be the same without corned beef and cabbage. This delicious dish is made more flavorful with the addition of gluten-free beer. Check with your grocery's meat department to be certain your corned beef is gluten free.

1 (3-pound) corned beef brisket
3 (11-12 ounce) bottles gluten-free beer
10-12 cups cold water, to cover
1 onion, quartered
8 carrots, cut in quarters
4 stalks celery, cut in quarters
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
4 whole allspice berries
2 whole cloves
1 large head green cabbage (about 2 pounds), cut into 8 thick wedges
6 small new potatoes (about 2 pounds), skin left on, halved
- Fresh horseradish, optional

1. Place corned beef in a large Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid. Add gluten-free beer, water, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, peppercorns, allspice and cloves. Bring to a boil, uncovered, and skim off any scum that rises to the surface. Reduce heat to barely a simmer and cook until tender, about 3 to 4 hours.

2. Remove corned beef from liquid and cover with parchment or foil to keep moist and warm.

3. Add cabbage and potatoes to the cooking liquid and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cabbage and potatoes to a large platter. Slice the corned beef across the grain of the meat into thin slices. Ladle some of the hot cooking liquid over the corned beef. Serve immediately with fresh horseradish, if desired.

Each serving contains 708 calories, 35g total fat, 11g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 122mg cholesterol, 2874mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 39g protein.

Chef and food coach Sueson Vess, specialeats.com, is author of Special Eats: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cooking. For more information or to order this cookbook, click here.

 

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