New England Boiled Dinner
Your basic New England boiled dinner of yesteryear -- beef brisket with potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, onion, cabbage and beets, seasoned only with salt and pepper.
1 (5 pound) brisket
1 cabbage, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
- Place a brisket in a large kettle and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 3 hours. Add water as necessary to keep covered. When the brisket is tender, remove and keep warm in a 200°F (95°C) oven.
- Place peeled potatoes, peeled carrots, peeled rutabaga, and onions into the kettle and cook for 15 minutes. Add sliced cabbage and cook an additional 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook beets in a separate saucepan, about 20 minutes. Slip off the skins and add the beets to the kettle.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 servings.