Sunday, September 19, 2010

Star of Mike and Molly, Billy Gardell, One of Billy's Favorite Meals - Corned Beef with Harvest Vegetables

 Living here in Los Angeles you meet people through friends, your children’s schools and neighbors. One of my dear friend’s, Billy Gardell plays Mike,  in the New Series Mike and Molly, on CBS Mondays 9:30/8:30 Central. We just Love Billy Gardell, Billy is funny and quick witted and he loves a good home cooked meal.  So when I was creating this recipe knowing Billy’s Favorite dinner is Corned Beef & Cabbage, an Irish Favorite on St. Patrick’s day. I thought instead of making the traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage recipe, of  boiling it forever, and adding the spices and vegetables. I would change it up a little. I would bake it, for the ease and convenience,  and serve it with Harvest vegetables with a Brown Mustard Balsamic Glaze.

So please start watching Mike and Molly and I promise you will love it! A very funny Show and it’s right after Two and A Half Men! What a great way to start the week off.  Now back to the recipe!

Mike and Molly’s, Billy Gardell’s Favorite Meal - Corned Beef with Harvest Vegetables

Corned Beef with Harvest Vegetables Ingredients:

1 Corned Beef Brisket
2 yams
6 Yukon gold Potatoes
2 Onions I used 1 red 1 yellow
10 Carrots pealed and Cut
1/4 cup Olive Oil for drizzling on Vegetables
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 teaspoon Garlic powder 1 tsp for meat the other for vegetables

TIP Of the Day: Generally Corned Beef is always on sale the Month of March for St.
 Patrick’s day, So take advantage of it!! You can freeze beef for up to a year as long as you put it into a freezer bag. So the day before or a couple days after. I go to my local Market and stock up and Freeze that way you can have Corned Beef throughout the year. Leftovers make great Hash or even Fabulous Ruben Sandwiches which I will post later on.

Brown Mustard Balsamic Glaze Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons Brown Mustard
1 Tablespoon Lea and Perrins Worcestershire
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Balsamic aged vinegar

Take Corned Beef out of freezer and defrost or refrigerator, and open package, rinse off and pat dry. Next place in center of Roasting pan fat side up. Next take seasoning Packet included in Corned Beef and Sprinkle over meat. Peel all Potatoes, Yams, Onions and Carrots and Chop into quarter size pieces. Next place vegetables in roasting pan and drizzle over vegetables adding salt and pepper to Meat and Vegetables to taste plus Garlic Powder.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees depending how large the corned beef is calculate 25 minutes per pound. So my Corned Beef was 5 lbs so I would cook mine for 125 min ( 2 Hours 5 Min), if you have 4 lb 100 min ( 1 hour 40 min). 3 lb 75 min ( 1 hour 15 min).

Next Make Brown Mustard Balsamic Glaze but combining all ingredients in a measuring cup and whisk together.About half way through turn vegetables so the can caramelize on both sides.

About 20 minutes prior to corned Beef being completed flip meat fat side down and  poor Brown Mustard Balsamic Glaze on top then cook for 20-25 min.
Pull meat out of oven and let rest for 20 min. Then serve with Harvest Vegetables so  yummy.

So Monday, September 20, 2010 is the big night “Mike and Molly”, it premiers on CBS at 9:30 pm Tonight so.

So here’s your sneak peak to Mike and Molly, PLEASE WATCH plus don’t forget to come back to make this Fabulous Recipe!!


  1. The Mrs,
    Thanks for stopping by. Please watch tonight you will be plesently suprised!

  2. I watched it sweet and who knew it has Sookie from the Gilmore Girls-my fave tv show!!!! Thanks for the head's up!!

    Showed my Handsome your yummy dish and he's excited to have me make I just need the temps to drop a couple of degrees, its too hot here to cook!!! 95+ degrees still-ick!

  3. hey there...we watched cute it is definitely going on our tivo list. but more importantly....i love your recipe and will be making it once the weather gets a bit frostier!

  4. Kiki,
    So glad you liked it! I will be posting a follow up recipe on what to do with the leftovers, besides making Rueban Sandwiches.
    Come back again to visit.


    Mrs. Mix It

  5. Christy,
    Glad you liked it! Please come back because I will be writing a follow up recipe on what to do with the leftovers.


    Mrs. Mix It