Oh hey...long time, no see! I'm back after a whirlwind (okay, stagnant) holiday and winter season. But I'm getting back to business (sporadically), as I miss cooking and doing projects around the home. I also use the blog as a means to share our life with family and friends around the country. So I'll start with a really fun recipe...
I made these on Superbowl Sunday when our family was home and down for the count for one illness or another. This is PERFECT for March and St. Patrick's Day events!
1 Corned beef brisket (about 3lbs.)
4 Cups beef broth
2 Bottles Sam Adams Boston lager
1 Bay Leaf
1 Package of frozen waffle fries
1 Package of sauerkraut
1 Pound of deli Swiss cheese, sliced thin
1 Bottle of Russian dressing, or make your own
Sliced green onions (optional)
Place your brisket in the crockpot along with broth, beer and bay leaf and cook on high for an hour. After an hour, lower crockpot setting to low for 4-5 hours.
Assembly prep: deep fry or bake your waffle fries, heat up the sauerkraut and slice your swiss and green onions. I slice my swiss into 1-inch long strips.
Once brisket is done, remove from crockpot and fork shred. Drain and remove liquid from sauerkraut. Get a broiler-safe pan(s) and you are ready for assembly. In this order:
Waffle fries, shredded brisket, sauerkraut and swiss cheese (I laid in an X pattern, to ensure every inch had a bit of cheese).
Broil until cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions and a drizzle of Russian dressing. More on the side if you like!
Three pounds of brisket will make one large or multiple smaller servings of this dish.
This is super-easy and crazy delicious. Enjoy!