Traditional Beef Brisket and Vegetables

Looking for an Irish entree for Saint Paddy’s Day? Try a traditional beef brisket.

3 1/2 pounds beef brisket
20 peppercorns
10 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Nash’s mustard seeds
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon salt
3 turnips, peeled and quartered
6 red potatoes, peeled and quartered
6 medium carrots, cut into thirds
1 small head green cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
Prepared horseradish to taste

Place brisket in a large Dutch oven and cover brisket with an inch of water. Add peppercorns, cloves, bay leaf, mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks, and salt to the pot.

Turn burner on high and bring liquid to a low boil. Reduce heat until liquid is at a low simmer. Cover tightly and cook for 4 hours or until you can easily insert a fork into the beef.

Carefully transfer meat to a large plate and cover with foil to keep the meat warm.

Add the turnips, potatoes, carrots and cabbage to the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the liquid to a high simmer. Cook, adjusting heat down if water starts to boil, until vegetables are tender.

Slice brisket against the grain into thin slices and plate with vegetables and some of the broth. Serve with horseradish sauce.