Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

I’m not Irish but I know a good holiday — and a great food holiday — when I see it.  Here is a smattering of delicious recipes geared toward St. Patricks’ Day, or any time you have a yearning for any one of these Irish classics.

These are but a few of the greatest hits – Irish Soda Bread is so easy to pull together, no yeast, no kneading, these flaky scones would be perfect for breakfast or maybe a little tea break later in the day, and you can’t go wrong with Shepherd’s Pie or Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner (especially this version, which is made in a slow cooker).  And speaking of cabbage, that’s kind of a non-negotiable St. Patrick’s Day offering, but you have many choices of how to prepare this versatile, inexpensive, hardy, and downright delicious vegetable.  

Can’t decide?  Me neither.  So I may have to work my way through the list over the next week – there’s a saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (and also a song), and I’m all in on that thought.  

6 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish soda bread is a yeast free quick bread, and it's hard to imagine a St. Patrick's Day spread without it. This recipe has body, richness, and just a touch of sweetness.

Irish Scones with Smoked Salmon

Flaky pastries layered with good butter and excellent salmon – breakfast, snack, teatime, yes please.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

In a hot oven with just a handful of seasonings, a simple wedge of cabbage turns into something magical.

Shepherd’s Pie

Mashed potatoes atop a savory pie are delicious; cheesy mashed potatoes are kind of sublime.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This traditional Irish meal is perfectly suited to be cooked in the slow cooker – the vegetables come out perfectly as well!

Simple Beer Braised Cabbage

The humble cabbage, made extra delicious with beer and bacon.

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