Making corned beef and cabbage soup during the month of March and especially on March 17 to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in America regardless of where your ancestors came from. Many might first consider that corned beef and cabbage soup is a dish that is commonly served in Ireland during this time of the year. However, in Ireland, the traditional meal for this special day may be that of a piping hot dish of cabbage and potatoes. Therefore, serving baked potatoes or even a potato soup recipe will go well when you are making and serving corned beef and cabbage soup.
It is a wonderful tasting soup that will help drive away the coldness in the weather and many individuals and families do enjoy eating it no matter the time of the year. You may want to make some homemade bread or homemade biscuits to serve along with this delicious soup recipe. For dessert, you might consider making a scrumptious blackberry or blueberry pie to serve later. Of course, you can also make any of your favorite desserts to serve afterwards. If you are preparing this dish to celebrate this holiday in March, you might also want to consider making other types of dishes and include green food coloring to complement the meal and the occasion.
Recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
What You Need
- ¼ cup vegetable oil, butter, or margarine
- 1 cup thinly sliced celery stalks
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
- ¼ pound cooked shredded corned beef
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup milk
Using a large saucepan or skillet over a medium heat, you will add the vegetable oil, butter, or margarine to melt. Add the thinly sliced celery stalks, the chopped green onions and minced garlic cloves. Stir to combine and then saute for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Slowly stir in the chicken broth, the shredded cabbage, thinly sliced carrots, cooked shredded corned beef, salt and pepper. Stir well and then cover with a lid. Bring to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes and then reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Simmer, while occasionally stirring for about 20 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender.
Using a small mixing bowl you will add the cornstarch and the milk and stir to combine well. Gradually stir this mixture into the meat and vegetables you are cooking. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil while constantly stirring. Boil for about 1 minute and then remove from heat. Allow the corned beef and cabbage soup to cool for several minutes before serving to friends and family.
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