Grandmother’s traditional corned beef

Grandmother’s traditional corned beef

November 12, 2020

For me Grandma’s Corned Beef recipe is a big deal because I am giving you a little insight into my family’s traditions.  Although she has always been my “grandmother”, she is not actually related by blood, but our bond produces the connection.  A more accurate statement would be, she is surrogate Grandmother, as She has been there for me through thick and thin. I feel that it is a privilege that I can share this recipe with you.

I am of Mexican decent, but my “Grandmother” is from the typical American Irish immanent family and Of course, like most Americans she comes from a mix of cultures and countries, however Irish is the one she identifies with the most.  She knows her history well and can trace her lineage to the mother country and comes from the Kilkenny Clan of Ireland. This has always been something that I have been envious of. All I have is anecdotal evidence of where my family originates from.  With that said, she was nice enough to share with me a traditional corned beef recipe straight from Ireland that was passed down through the ages.

 Every year without fail she would make corned beef and cabbage for Saint Patrick’s Day, as it is always on sale at that time of the year.  The first couple of times I tried it, I can say I did not like it. But once you get older and wiser, like most things, you start to appreciate those things you did not as a child.  So, once I started to hit my teen years, I asked her to cook it intermittently during the year, especially during winter. This recipe warms your tummy and your soul, and you get the feeling that generations of people have been doing the same. It makes you part of a tradition and now you can be part of mine, this is still one of my top ten favorite dishes.  So now that this holiday is upon us say hello to your grandmother, mother, father and siblings and let them know you love them.

For more information and a link on how to make this recipe click here and feel free to share with family and friends!

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