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St. Patrick’s Day is approaching so throw on your green.  St. Patrick’s day began as a Catholic holiday in Ireland but has transformed into an excuse for people all over the world to celebrate. Italians are known for their 8 hours of pub crawling, Japanese celebrate with parades, and Americans get pinched for not wearing green.  Whether chowing down on corn beef and cabbage or sipping on  green beer, make this a St. Patty’s Day to remember!!

Corn Beef and Cabbage is a classic Irish dish. Most people serve it on a platter or as a Sandwich but have you ever thought to make a soup? Check out this twist on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage found on http://www.foodnetwork.com.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Picture of Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Ingredients

Per serving: Calories 352; Fat 11 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 38 mg; Sodium 349 mg; Carbohydrate 50 g; Fiber 9 g; Protein 16 g

  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 3 stalks celery, quartered
  • 3 medium carrots, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 4 cups chopped green cabbage (about 1/4 medium head)
  • 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/4 pound corned beef, cut into thin strips (use leftovers or deli meat)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Pulse the onion, celery and carrots in a food processor until they are pea-size pieces. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, celery and carrots and the allspice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes to the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer the tomatoes to the pot and add the beef broth, cabbage, potatoes, barley and 4 cups water; cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes and barley are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the corned beef and season with salt and pepper.

Per serving: Calories 352; Fat 11 g (Saturated 6 g); Cholesterol 38 mg; Sodium 349 mg; Carbohydrate 50 g; Fiber 9 g; Protein 16 g

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About avynkaren

Hello world! Welcome to my blog! My name is Avyn and I have created this blog to inspire others. Writing is therapeutic and I am using this blog as my therapy. I yearn to be a famous writer one day, not necessarily a reporter or an author, just simply be known as a writer. I enjoy life and everyone in it. Some call me crazy but hey, you have one life to live have fun! Enjoy my blog!!

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