Microwave New England Boiled Dinner

Course : Beef
Serves: 6
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3 1/2 pounds corned beef brisket
1 medium Bermuda onion thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon black pepper -- to taste
3 medium potatoes -- sliced
4 medium carrots -- sliced
1 medium cabbage head
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

1. Place the brisket in a 3-quart casserole dish; add 3 cups water. Lay slices of onion over top; add garlic, bay leaves and black pepper. Cover and microwave on high power for 10 minutes. 2. Turn brisket over and cover again. Microwave on low for 70-80 minutes, turning meat every 25 minutes. 3. Add sliced potatoes and carrots to broth. Cut cabbage into 6 wedges and arrange in a circular design on top of meat. Add a dusting of Hungarian paprika to potatoes and cabbage if you prefer. 4. Cover and cook at high temperature for 25-30 minutes, rearranging vegetables after 15 minutes. Vegetables should be tender when done. Discard bay leaves and let stand a few minutes before serving.

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