With the approaching holiday this Friday, I of course needed to re-make this awesome recipe. I followed the same directions, but used Newfangled Pale Ale, a beer brewed by North Peak Brewing Company, and sold exclusively at Busch’s Fresh Food Markets. You can use any beer you like, but the hops do come through in the end. Basically don’t use a beer you wouldn’t drink.
[UPDATED – Following content originally posted on March 1, 2011]
Tis’ almost St. Patty’s Day and thus the perfect time to cook up a good Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew! But before we get started, what the heck is a corned beef anyway? In America, we think of this as a traditional Irish dish, but in Ireland, the meal is hardly eaten at all, even around holidays. Although it’s not popular now, a long time ago it was an important food for all classes. It was thought to be brought over by Irish immigrants and turned into an Irish-American favorite.