Corned Beef and Cabbage is a classic Irish-American dish, especially popular on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a hearty, comforting meal featuring tender corned beef brisket, simmered with flavorful spices, and served with cabbage and other vegetables.


  • 1 corned beef brisket (about 3-4 pounds)
  • 1 spice packet (usually included with the brisket)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6-8 small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 head green cabbage, cut into wedges
  • Water, enough to cover the brisket
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • Optional: Mustard or horseradish sauce, for serving


  1. Remove the corned beef brisket from its packaging. Rinse it under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Place the brisket in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add enough water to cover the brisket by an inch. Add the spice packet that came with the brisket and the minced garlic.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let the brisket cook for about 2.5 to 3 hours, or until it is fork-tender.
  4. About 30 minutes before the brisket is done, add the onion, carrots, and potatoes to the pot. Let them simmer until they are tender.
  5. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the cabbage wedges to the pot.
  6. Once everything is cooked, remove the vegetables and corned beef from the pot. Slice the corned beef against the grain.
  7. Arrange the corned beef slices and vegetables on a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
  8. Serve the Corned Beef and Cabbage hot, accompanied by mustard or horseradish sauce if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 450-500
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 35g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 3 hours


  • Serves: 6

Corned Beef and Cabbage is a beloved dish that’s both easy to make and deeply satisfying. The slow simmering of the corned beef ensures it is deliciously tender, and the vegetables absorb all the wonderful flavors from the broth, making this meal a favorite for family gatherings and festive occasions.

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