“NO kitty, this is my corned beef and cabbage.” — South Park’s Eric Cartman as his cat tries to eat his food
I have some Irish blood in me, but I’d never tried corned beef and cabbage, until now that is! Cartman’s cat (in the quote above) isn’t the only kitty who’s fond of such a dish. Leonard couldn’t even stay away from the plate long enough for me to take a picture.
This Corned Beefless Brisket & Cabbage recipe from Betty Goes Vegan, page 147, was the heartiest, savoriest thing I’ve had in a while. The brisket was laced with whole juniper berries from the pickling spices added to this dish and the cabbage and potatoes were melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Corned Beef Facts: The First Mention of “Corned Beef” goes back to an English Book by Richard Burton in 1621, Anatomy of Melancholy…Beef ..corned young of an ox.