Roast Corned Beef Recipe
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Traditions
St. Patrick’s Day…. aaah, the “boiled meal”. Every year I make the traditional Corned Beef, Cabbage & Potatoes. And not knowing any other way to cook corned beef, we’ve enjoyed our festive St. Patty’s Day boiled dinner while looking forward to Reuben Sandwiches made with leftover roasted Corned Beef.
This year I wanted something different than boiled corned beef and cabbage, and with a little experimentation, here’s what my family and friends will be eating this year at my house for St. Patrick’s Day. This was my first time roasting Swiss chard and I’m now a fan- it compliments the salty corned beef beautifully!
Bye-bye boiled dinner!
Roasted Corned Beef, Sweet Potatoes & Swiss Chard Recipe:
- corned beef brisket- 2-3 lbs
- sweet potatoes- 1-2, peeled and diced into cubes
- Swiss chard- 1 bundle, rinsed and patted dry
- olive oil- 1/2 cup
- spicy brown mustard- 1/4-1/2 cup
- boil corned beef brisket in sufficient amount of water to cover beef, using seasoning packet if provided 2 1/2- 3 hours
- (about 15 minutes from corned beef being done) Heat oven to 400 degrees
- toss diced sweet potatoes in about three tablespoons of olive oil
- roast sweet potatoes until slightly tender, approximately 8 minutes; remove from oven
- trim stems of Swiss chard, then chop remaining stem and leaves
- remove cooked corned beef from water and transfer to cutting board
- scrape and discard fat from corned beef
- chop corned beef then add to chopped Swiss chard in mixing bowl
- add cooked sweet potatoes to mixing bowl
- pour olive oil and mustard over the top; toss and transfer to baking sheet
- roast until Swiss chard is crunchy and sweet potatoes are cooked thoroughly, approximately 12 minutes
Served with some toasted Rye bread and green libations, this is going to be our most delicious St. Patrick’s yet!
St. Patricks’ Day Appetizer
And for a simple and festive appetizer:
Irish King Dinner
Here are some scenes from last year’s St. Patrick’s Day and the Spilsbury’s annual Corned Beef, Cabbage & Potatoes dinner.
I used a mismatch selection of various shades of green tableware. Some of the green dishes, napkins and serving dishes came from my pantry while others I selected from various stores like Pier1, Target and HomeGoods- how marvelous it was to not have to decide on one set! Instead, I was able to select pieces from many collections.
These regal chairs sit in our Living Room and were hand-selected by my husband (who is both Irish and a Leo). I thought they made a perfect addition to our al fresco dinner table.
It’s difficult to get the boiled version of corned beef & cabbage to photograph well- it’s not the most photogenic meal out there, that’s for sure. This year’s dinner of Roasted Corned Beef, Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard was a supermodel compared the traditional recipe.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my friends and “organized cooks”!
Reincarnate Your St. Patty’s Day Leftovers!
Don’t throw out leftover corned beef & cabbage! Reincarnate it into Corned Beef Pie.