Slow-Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes

Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you’re guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:
1 2-4-pound corned beef brisket* (flat or point cut)
1 white onion, sliced
2 pounds red, gold or other baby potatoes (a mixture of any works; peel them if you’d like and halve or quarter if particularly large)
3 carrots, sliced thickly
2 garlic cloves, peeled
½ head green cabbage cut into thin wedges
1½ cups water (or use this week’s lager instead, or a bottle of Guinness!)

Method:
1. Add the sliced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker, then place the corned beef over top. (Sprinkle over the seasoning packet, if necessary; see note.) Add your baby potatoes on top of the roast, then layer the carrots and garlic.

2. Pour over the water, or lager and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours total, adding the cabbage during the last 2 hours.

3. Remove the meat onto a cutting board and slice into strips. Serve the meat with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Drizzle melted butter over the potatoes if desired. Serve with horseradish mustard or stone ground mustard.

*The corned beef from Carlton Farms this week comes brined, seasoned and ready to go for this recipe; if you are using a corned beef purchased from the store, you’ll want to add in the spices from the enclosed seasoning packet that often comes with the brisket.

Bavarian Classics Recipes

This week’s box stars the hearty, robust, cozy and comforting flavors of Bavaria with all-natural bratwurst complemented by locally-crafted Riesling sauerkraut, freshly-baked rye bread and a pair of bold mustards, plus seasonal produce like red cabbage, sweet onions, rutabaga and Bintje potatoes to help craft our favorite German-style side dishes (see recipes for details!). Honeycrisp apple cider, farm-fresh eggs, kiwi applesauce and cocktail pecans also help round out this truly-satisfying lineup—prost!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bratwurst with Braised Sauerkraut & Potatoes
This inviting main dish is incredibly flavorful, simmered with luscious sauerkraut and boiled potatoes.

Reibekuchen
These classic German potato pancakes are delicious served with applesauce for a sweet option, or topped with sour cream, chives and fresh ground pepper for a more savory taste.

Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw
Crafted with fresh cabbage, this sweet-and-sour slaw is a true German classic.

Braised Root Vegetables & Cabbage with Fruit
This ingenious recipe from Food & Wine boasts extra flavor thanks to the addition of apples and pears.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
The sweet, nutty brown butter here lends a beautiful finishing touch.

Winter Green Salad with Root Vegetables & Apple
Packed with rutabagas and kale, this super-healthy salad also from Food & Wine is incredibly refreshing.

Braised Root Vegetables & Cabbage with Fruit

This ingenious recipe from Food & Wine boasts extra flavor thanks to the addition of apples and pears.

Ingredients:
4 carrots, peeled and sliced into ½-inch-thick pieces
4 large radishes, quartered
1 large rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 head red cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 sweet apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive olive
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup chicken stock or water
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter in the olive oil. When the foam subsides, add the onion, carrot, radish, rutabaga, cabbage, apple and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper and cook over high heat, stirring, until the vegetables are lightly browned in spots, about 6 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and braise in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until tender.

2. Remove from the oven, stir in the pear pieces and cook over high heat until the liquid is evaporated and the pear is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the braised fruits and vegetables to a bowl and serve.

Paella Party Recipes

Cucumbers! Zucchini! Fava Beans! Yes, summer—and some of its most treasured crops—truly has arrived here in the Northwest, especially after this past week’s (intense!) heat. This week, put these gorgeous offerings to delicious use in a traditional Spanish-style paella crafted with traditional Valenciano rice and spicy chorizo sausage. Also featuring cinnamon-raisin bread, Fairhaven Mills cornmeal, Marcona almonds and farm-fresh eggs, this summery lineup is fit for a 4th of July crowd—gather ‘round the paella pan, uncork a bottle of wine and enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Summer Vegetable Paella
This recipe is so versatile: Try it with different vegetables, add in protein like this week’s chorizo sausage, or even cook it on the grill!

How-To: Prep Fava Beans
Our quick guide to peeling and prepping fresh fava beans for this week’s risotto and dip recipes.

Fava Bean Dip
This simple, fresh dip enhances the inherent nutty flavor of fresh fava beans.

Marinated Cucumber Salad
Super simple and healthy, this salad is perfect for casual summer feasting.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Red Cabbage-Fennel Slaw with Cilantro
This light, fresh dish is fantastic on tacos, pulled pork sandwiches or simply served as a summery side.

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