Thursday, March 17, 2016

Crock Pot Corned Beef!! and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!

I really like Reuben sandwiches so today was my first try with a crockpot version so we could have delicious Reuben Sandwiches for dinner and it was made so easily with the spices because there was a packet of seasoning mix inside.  I couldn't have made it any better even if I tried.

A good day for this because the wind is blowing, rain is coming down and I'm having a very lazy day so it worked out perfectly!

  Mom never made a beef brisket and neither did my mother- in- law so I'm breaking the pattern and we are having corned beef tonight. The only time I have eaten corned beef was when I ordered it at a restaurant. This particular roast had the seasoning packet with it so it was a breeze to put all in the crockpot and add the seasoning packet.

 Sure was super easy and it helped that the brisket was only 2 lbs.  I don't think we could eat it every day.  Just sayin.  Of course the package said to add carrots, potatoes and onions to the bottom of the crockpot, place the roast on top and add enough water to cover the roast. I then added the seasoning package.

I did add everything to the pot but I didn't have potatoes but that was ok since my intention was to make a luscious corned beef on marbled rye sandwich. Enjoy!

The house smells so good!

2 lb. beef brisket roast
seasoning packet that came with the roast
potatoes optional
swiss cheese
Russian dressing
Marbled rye bread

If you want to make Reuben Sandwiches and don't want to make this recipe you can go to the deli and buy some there. I  wanted to try it in my crockpot  so I did  buy a corned beef roast that had a seasonings packet; cover roast with water and set to low or high depending on your time frame.

  I used high because I hoped we could have it for dinner tonight and it did work out perfectly. Tender and tasty for sure. It was ready to eat in 5 hours at a high setting on my crockpot.

Adjust recipe time to your needs. If you are going to be out all day set it on low for about 8 to 10  hours depending on size.

After the roast has rested for a few minutes, with a large serrated knife cut into thin slices. 

I toasted the bread and added the beef, cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing.  Yum!  You can microwave the sandwich for about 10 seconds before you add the sauerkraut to melt the cheese slightly.

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