Pressure-Cooker Corned Beef & Corned Beef Hash


Monday, March 16th 2009, 2:04 pm
By: News On 6


Prep: 20 min
Cook: 1 hr 5 min
Serves: 4 plus leftovers

1 (3-pound) low-sodium corned beef, trimmed
1 large onion, quartered through the root end
2 teaspoons pickling spice
1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and halved
¾ pound rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 (2-pound) head green cabbage, cut into 6 wedges
¼ cup whole-grain mustard

1. Place the beef, onion, pickling spice, and enough cold water to cover in a 6-quart pressure cooker. Cover and bring up to high pressure according to the manufacturers' instructions. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle, steady release of the pressure. Cook until the beef is fork-tender, 1 hour, adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain constant pressure.

2. Remove the cooker from the heat and reduce the pressure quickly according to the manufacturers' instructions. With tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil.

3. Place the potatoes, rutabaga, carrots, and cabbage in the cooking liquid. Return the cooker to the heat and bring to high pressure. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle, steady release of the pressure. Cook until the vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Remove the cooker from the heat and reduce the pressure quickly.

4. Discard the cooking liquid. Cut the beef crosswise in half. Transfer half of the vegetables (6 cups) and half of the beef to a container and let cool. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 days for later use in Corned Beef Hash. Cut the remaining half of the beef across the grain into 12 slices. Serve with the remaining vegetables and the mustard.

Per serving (3 slices beef with 1 ½ cups vegetables and 1 tablespoon mustard): 279 cal, 6 g fat, 6 g fib. POINTS value: 5

Corned Beef Hash

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
Serves: 4

1 ½ pounds reserved cooked corned beef and 6 cups reserved cooked vegetables from Pressure-Cooker Corned Beef
4 scallions
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil

1. Coarsely chop the beef and vegetables; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the scallions, mustard, and pepper.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable mixture and spread evenly to cover the bottom of the skillet with a spatula. Cook, turning occasionally, until heated through and vegetables are golden, about 8 minutes.

Per serving (1 ½ cups): 307 cal, 2 g fat, 7 g fib. POINTS value: 6

Recipes courtesy of Weight Watchers Now & Later Cookbook, Copyright 2009 Weight Watchers International, Inc.