St. Patrick’s Day Feast from the Merchants Family Cookbook



  • 6 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 2 heads of cabbage
  • 4 medium turnips
  • 6-7 carrots, halved
  • 20 medium red potatoes, in jackets

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 2 medium sliced peppers (1 green, 1 yellow)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp. Irish Whiskey
  • 6 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

Simmer beef in chicken brother until tender (about 4-5 hrs). Remove meat, add cabbage, turnips, carrots and potatoes and cook for 30 minutes or until tender. Transfer to platter with meat and keep warm.

Skim fat off 4 cups of the broth. Saute butter and pepper slices in sauce pan, over medium heat. Add, flour, stirring frequently. Slowly add the heated broth, again stirring frequently, until sauce begins a slow boil. Add the Irish Whiskey and the mustard. Continue to stir until sauce begins to slightly thicken. Serve as a gravy with the meat and vegetables.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. All proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.