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Big's Baking Bag Corned Beef Dinner

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Friday's always a busy day for the BigGuy - especially when it's payday too. Laundry and a lot of shopping. I like the wife to come home to a house that smells of great food cooking and NO MESS to see... I'm still in training on the "no mess to see part" LOL...

Here's an easy and oh so delicious twist on the traditional corned beef dinner... Prep time is a whopping 15 minutes. From the shopping bag to the table in 3 hours (most of which you can devote to smoking a salamone).

Mis en Place

1 large baking bag (turkey size)
1 2 1/2 to 3 lb. corn beef, rinsed
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 tbls Herbs de Provence
1 Tbls fresh cracked black pepper

1 small head green cabbage quartered
2 medium onions quartered (with yellow skin on !!)
3 carrots, peeled and sliced down their length
1 pippin apple cut in 6 slices (round)
1 orange cut in 6 slices (round, skin on)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325. Rinse corned beef and place on cutting board. With serrated knife cut across fat cap in  one inch intervals at an angle. Turn beef and repeat so you have a criss cross pattern cut into fat cap. Now rub on dijon mustard, getting it into the cuts. GENEROUSLY apply fresh cracked black pepper and Herbs de Provence and rub into cuts. Set aside. Open oven bag and place the slice carrots and quartered onions on bottom. Place the corned beef on this (it will act as a raft of vegetables keeping meat off bottom of pan). Place quartered cabbage two on each side of corned beef, now apply orange slices on top of corned beef, then place apple slices on top of cabbage quarters. Place 1 cup chardonnay inside bag, twist bag shut and seal with supplied twisty. Place bag in 13 x 9 inch roasting pan and punch six very small holes in bag (about 1/2 inch each) to release steam. Roast in 325 oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before opening bag, let rest another 5 minutes before slicing meat on the bias thinly. Discard orange and apple slices. The vegetables taste so good roasted with the meat.

Serve with supplied Sicilian Potato Salad recipe and enjoy.

Please be sure to save the juices in the bag as you can make the most awesome bean soup with this stuff... Also use leftover corned beef and Sicilian Potato Salad for PASTIES (recipe coming soon), these are also known as meat hand pies... OK Gavones, get busy !!!


corned beef BEFORE roasting
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Horseradish Sauce:

1/4 cup sour cream
3 Tbls. prepared horseradish
1 Tbls. coarse Dijon mustard
pinch Salt and Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl 1/2 hour before service time - serve with corned beef. Delicious...

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Sicilian "Potato Salad"

Mis en Place:
3 lb. red potatoes, cut in small chunks
3 Tbls. chopped garlic
1 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
juice and zest of one lemon
1/2 cup EVO
1/2 tsp. red pepper flake

Place potatoes in pot of salted water and cook about 15 - 20 minutes until fork tender. Drain and place in medium bowl, while still hot season generously with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Add garlic, parsley, lemon juice, EVO and red pepper flake. Stir until well coated with all. Serve warm. Makes amazing leftover fried potatoes for breakfast !!

Baking Bag Dinnner W/Sicilian "Potato Salad"
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A special meal for a special day: A year ago today I knew I was in love with my sweetheart (now wife) but was too shy to tell her, I didn't want it to sound trite..."
So, a Special Meal to commerate a Special Day.
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Edited by bigmike&nan - 11/1/10 at 9:20am
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for the battle is not yours, but Gods. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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post #2 of 16

Mike man, you are outa control today.

This dish/recipe has me drooling.  That potato salad looks scrumptous.


When you get a chance consider making a BYC Personal Page with
all the links to these recipes.  You need a "One Stop Big's Shop". 

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post #3 of 16

Purp: great minds think alike..
I had that same thought re: a direct link to all the Big recipes

But then I'd miss the other BYCers hints & recipes
F'rinstance:
Dinner last night was a combo made from Big's Merlot Meatloaf stuffed with bread stuffing a la ams3651's Chestnut Burr from another thread

If you're like me, recipes read like novels.
Can't have too many!


Edited by 2DogsFarm - 5/1/09 at 11:59am

1 horse, 1 pony, 3 cats, 4 Hens - 1 Delaware, 2 Black Stars, 1 Isa-Dotte  - RIP John(rooster) Salad & Misty - lost to a fox 9/18 : (
I used to think the Brain was the most important organ in the human body...then I realized who was telling me this...

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1 horse, 1 pony, 3 cats, 4 Hens - 1 Delaware, 2 Black Stars, 1 Isa-Dotte  - RIP John(rooster) Salad & Misty - lost to a fox 9/18 : (
I used to think the Brain was the most important organ in the human body...then I realized who was telling me this...

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post #4 of 16
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I'm putting this on top  of the list for a bit for all of you folks that don't have the time but want a dinner that TASTES like you slaved over it all day.

Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,
for the battle is not yours, but Gods. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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post #5 of 16

That looks so incredibly good, but the last time I cooked corned beef, it was tough.  Is there any way to make sure its really tender and falls apart, or is corned beef just a tougher cut?

Hey, I know Jackson, NJ!! I used to live right down the road from there, in Jobstown.


Edited by halo - 3/14/10 at 10:19am
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Wowza!!!!!   :d

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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by halo 

That looks so incredibly good, but the last time I cooked corned beef, it was tough.  Is there any way to make sure its really tender and falls apart, or is corned beef just a tougher cut?


Corned Beef needs to be cut across the grain or it can be very tough.
http://blog.cleveland.com/lifestyles/2008/03/_for_great_corned_beef.html

Living in North Pole, Alaska with 1 great husband, 4 good kids, 11 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 Green Winged Macaws, 1 cory, 1 glass eel, and about 40 Buff Orpingtons and hatching lots more and 16 D'Uccles. Recently added 70 more chickens. Now there are three Coops to clean!
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Living in North Pole, Alaska with 1 great husband, 4 good kids, 11 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 Green Winged Macaws, 1 cory, 1 glass eel, and about 40 Buff Orpingtons and hatching lots more and 16 D'Uccles. Recently added 70 more chickens. Now there are three Coops to clean!
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post #8 of 16
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Posting this to the top of the heap in honor of St. Patrick's Day - that and my neice Molly is in delivery as I write this - oh, did I mention we're IRISH ?? LOL
Have a great day.
Molls, this one is for you and Shane, God Bless. BigMike is passing out the cigars !!!

Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,
for the battle is not yours, but Gods. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,
for the battle is not yours, but Gods. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by halo 

That looks so incredibly good, but the last time I cooked corned beef, it was tough.  Is there any way to make sure its really tender and falls apart, or is corned beef just a tougher cut?

Hey, I know Jackson, NJ!! I used to live right down the road from there, in Jobstown.


i put mine in the crock pot last night with cabbage and onion.  covered with water, put on low.  today at noon it was falling apart. fresh carrots i overwintered along with potatoes i cooked separate.   crock pot is the best way IMO.

post #10 of 16
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Bump for those wanting to try a different approach than BOILING.

Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,
for the battle is not yours, but Gods. 2 Chronicles 20:15
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