St. Patrick’s Day came and went and my boyfriend and I did not have our boiled dinner. We were supposed to have dinner with his mom but a family emergency came up and dinner was called off. I typically make a boiled dinner at least once or twice a year because I just really love corned beef. My local wholesale club sells a lean corned beef eye round all year round and I really enjoy it because there’s not a whole lot of fat and it’s very low in Points Plus values (3 to be exact for 4 ounces).
I invited my brother and sister-in-law over for dinner and off and cooking I went bright and early in the morning. I covered my corned beef in water and set it on to boil. Once the water began to boil, I dropped the head down to medium-low and let it simmer away for 4 hours. After that I dropped in my baby carrots (2 pounds worth), some peeled white potatoes and the largest head of cabbage ever cut into quarters. I covered it and let it cook until all the veggies were done.
It was totally delicious! I ate mine with a drizzle of white vinegar over the vegetables, a spritz of spray butter on the potatoes and a tiny bit of mustard alongside the corned beef. Totally delicious! I ate it for dinner and lunch two days in a row and was not complaining about that what-so-ever! It’s a great meal – takes a while to cook, but was worth the points.
Whole plate points plus: 6.