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Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

I got a request to make two of these - one for a friend's business, so I thought I'd post it again in case someone wants something different. My family calls it Irish Lasagna! I will admit it's good!

 

 

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce

 

From Sunday Casseroles by Betty Rosbottom:

 

 

Country Mustard Sauce

 

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

2 Tbsp. all purpose flour

2 c. half and half

1/4 c. coarse-grain Dijon mustard

2 tsp. caraway seeds, toasted and crushed

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

2-1/2 c. Gruyere cheese, grated

 

Corned Beef and Cabbage

 

1 med. head green cabbage

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter

12 oz. small red-skin potatoes (1-1/2 to 2" diameter), scrubbed but not peeled

12 oz. corned beef, thinly sliced and cut into strips 3-5" long and 1/2" wide

Kosher salt

1/2 c. Gruyere cheese, grated

 

2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped

 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter 9 X 13" baking dish.

 

2. Sauce: Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 1-1/2 to 2 min. Gradually whisk in the half and half, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and starts to simmer. Stir in mustard, caraway seeds, salt, cayenne, and several grinds of black pepper. Then gradually whisk in the Gruyere. Remove from heat and set aside.

 

3. Quarter and core the cabbage. Cut the quarters crosswise into 1/2" strips to equal 10 cups. (You may have some cabbage left over. Save for another use.)

 

4. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add half the cabbage and cook, stirring, until it starts to wilt; then add the rest of the cabbage. Cook, stirring often until the cabbage has softened and is starting to brown lightly, about 10 minutes. Remove to large mixing bowl.

 

5. Bring a large saucepan of water to boil over high heat. Add potatoes and cook until tender when pierced, about 12-15 minutes. Drain. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4" slices. Add to the mixing bowl holding the cabbage, then add the corned beef strips. Add the sauce and toss to combine. Season with salt if needed.

 

6. Spread the cabbage mixture evenly in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the Gruyere. (The casserole can be prepared up to this point 4 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature 30 min. to an hour before baking.)

 

7. Bake uncovered until the casserole is hot and the cheese has melted, about 20-25 min. Remove from oven and cool for 15 min. Sprinkle with the dill before serving.

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

I just remembered that I used to make corned beef and cabbage for my late husband.

 

So many things I used to make that he liked.

 

Now I don't cook at all.

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

@beach-mom, thanks so much for sharing such a different take on corned beef and cabbage.

I'll admit that I'm a sucker for any recipe that calls for Gruyere!

 

I'll definitely be trying it.

Thanks again.

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

@annabellethecat 

I'm so sorry about the loss of your Husband. I know from your posts how much you loved him.

I wish you comfort and hope that some memories will bring you peace.

In my thoughts.

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

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@sabatini - I'm like you when it comes to Gruyere!  And YW - enjoy!  Smiley Happy

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

@beach-mom this sounds wonderful!  Is it too late to put an order in?  Smiley Happy  

 

I was lazy this year and ordered a few sandwiches to pick up later.  

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

@Flatbush  Thank you for your kind remarks.  Sometimes it seems like yesterday he died.  Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago.

 

Sometimes I can imagine him coming in the front door.

 

There were times when he traveled a lot, so it's easy to feel like "he'll be home soon".

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

@beach-mom, bought my corned beef last night & put in freezer for later, & I'll be making your recipe w/ it.

A great keto friendly meal by just deleting the potatoes.

 

Thanks again!

I'll let you know when I make the CB.

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

Enjoy ladies.  Not my love!  Smiley Happy

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Re: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Country Mustard Sauce- or “Irish Lasagna”

beachmom, this sounds wonderful but I have one question. Is the corned beef cooked or not.  Does it cook in the oven?  You can tell I know nothing about corned beef.  Thank you so much.