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Cooking for St. Patrick’s Day? Try These Recipes!
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by filling up on these festive flavors for a day to remember. Start out with corned beef & cabbage, the quintessential St. Pat’s favorite, made easy in the slow cooker. For dessert, our Guinness brownies are sure to please with their deep, chocolatey flavor.
Slow Cooker Corn Beef & Cabbage
- 3 cups hot water
- 2 Tbsp. vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup flat beer
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 4 pounds corned beef, with spices
- 5-6 peeled and cut carrots, or 1 bag baby carrots
- 1 pound small red potatoes
- 1 head green cabbage, cut into wedges
Combine water, beer, vinegar, brown sugar and pepper in a crock pot. Add onion, corned beef and spice packet. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Add carrots and potatoes and cook for another 3 hours. Add cabbage and continue to cook on high for 1 more hour until beef is tender.
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup stout beer, such as Guinness
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or spray a 13×9 pan with cooking spray. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring often. Whisk together flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl beat sugar and eggs for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate mixture. Fold in flour mixture followed by stout, mixture will be thin. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Makes about 24 brownies.
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