New England Style Corned Beef

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 pounds fresh uncooked corned beef brisket
  • Water
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 6 carrots, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 2 large turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 12 small white onions, peeled with root end left intact
  • 16 small new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 small cabbage head, outer leaves removed, quartered
Directions
  • Place beef in large pot and cover with water. Add peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until fork tender and meat easily releases when pierced. Add vegetables to simmering pot, in stages, during final hour of cooking time: Add onions with one hour of cooking time remaining; carrots and turnips with 45 minutes remaining; cabbage with 30 minutes remaining; and potatoes with 20 minutes remaining. Serve with mustard, pickles, and country rye bread.


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