Corned Beef 15 BEAN SOUP®

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If you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the traditional dish of Corned Beef & Cabbage, here is a great recipe using any leftovers you may have in the next week. This version is made using a slow cooker, but a standard soup pot or Dutch oven would work just as well. (If you didn't make corned beef at home, you can always buy some precooked from the grocery or deli!)

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Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1- package Hurst's 15 BEAN SOUP®
  • 1 lb. cooked corned beef, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1- medium white onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 8 cups (64oz) beef stock or broth
  • 1 cup dark Irish beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • Ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Rinse and sort through the dry beans. Check for any unwanted debris and discard.
  2. In a 4-6 quart slow cooker, layer rinsed beans, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaves, and pour beef stock & beer over everything. Cook on high for 5 hours (low for 8) until beans are tender.
  3. While beans are done cooking, in a large sauté pan brown corned beef pieces in 2 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat. Add to slow cooker when finished.
  4. Using same pan, sauté the cabbage for 5 minutes until golden brown. Add to slow cooker.
  5. Stir to combine everything and cook for (at least) 1 more hour before serving. You can keep this on warm for several hours until ready to serve. Pepper to taste when serving.