St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, and I promised to share a few of my favorite recipes with you. Today I am pulling out the big guns, and sharing my favorite recipe for Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage.
I made a few small modifications to the original recipe. I used a bit more carrots and opted for baby carrots over chopped. I also decreased the apple juice and used a little brown sugar. The result is tender beef that is perfectly seasoned, and fall apart. Besides the flavorful meat, the veggies are slow cooked in all the spices, and are out of this world yummy.
Just look at that tender brisket!
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One of my favorite dishes to serve next to my corned beef is my Irish Colcannon with Bacon or my Irish Cheddar Ale Mac and Cheese, and of course a nice Irish stout to wash it all down!
My other favorite thing about making this dish is to use the leftovers, if there are any, to make corned beef hash for breakfast. I don't have a written recipe, but we chop the corned beef, grate a few baked potatoes, and fry it in our cast iron pan with butter, salt, and lots of black pepper. Top it with a few poached eggs and we have a perfect breakfast to enjoy.
Do you have a tried and true method for corned beef and cabbage? I am always really curious on everyone's methods because everyone has their own set of tricks for dishes like this one- for me it is the apple juice and brown sugar.
Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage
- 3 ½ lbs corned beef brisket with spice packet
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium head of green cabbage, cored and cut into small wedges
- 1 cup apple juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 275°F.
- Place carrots and onions on the bottom of a large Dutch oven, then put the corned beef on top. Arrange the cabbage wedges around the beef.
- Mix juice, water, sugar and pepper together. Sprinkle spice packet over the corned beef. Pour water mixture over the beef and cabbage.
- Cover and place in the oven. Cook 5 hours until the beef is tender. Remove beef, slice, and serve with the vegetables.
This looks great, Ashley. I grew up eating corned beef and cabbage but I’ve never once tried to make it for myself. I think I’m inspired!
the best part about st patrick's day is the corned beef. I wish it was as easy to find during other parts of the year. anyway, this looks incredible!
Cara @ Street Smart Nutrition
I've never attempted making this either! But it looks so tender and yummy, the flavor sounds amazing too!
I love making corned beef and cabbage, but I have never added apple juice when making it. I would love to try this because it sounds like it would give is a lovely, crisp sweetness.
This Corned Beef Recipe was amazing!!!! Best ever...rave reviews from everyone!
Mmm....I can almost smell and taste your delicious corned beef and cabbage! What a wonderful recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and all year round!
Oh, yes, I know my family will love this recipe for St. Patrick's Day! Always looking for new corned beef recipes!
I've never made corned beef but your easy to follow directions will make my first time a success.
This is the perfect meal to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The classic meal is so delicious. This is such a great way to prepare it...I know my family would love this.
That beef is falling apart so nicely! This recipe actually looks pretty similar to a Norwegian dish with lamb that is prepared during Fall. I'd love to try this one for St. Patrick's Day!
I don't think I've ever tried corned beef and cabbage. But it does look delicious. I think I'll seek out my nearest St Paddy's Day party and see if I can eat some before I try making it
I've never tried making corned beef and cabbage but this sounds so good. And look at how tender the meat is. Definitely a must-try recipe!
I've only ever tried tinned corned beef and I love it, but this looks like the real deal. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
I haven't had corned beef for yonks! This dish looks great and full of flavour! Perfect for St Patrick's Day!
This recipe reminds me so much of my mom and living at home in my youth. We are part Irish, but we didn't just eat corned beef near St. Patrick's Day. This dish was a regular meal in the colder months. The only thing I can't recall about my mom making corned beef is a spice packet. Is that new?
It is a blend that I usually included with the brisket that I buy.
We always have a St. Patrick's Day party, and this recipe looks perfect! I love how tender that brisket looks. Thanks for sharing!
HAHA, love the big guns! 🙂 Definitely something I could use to satisfy the guests. And that beef looks amazing - I can literally feel the smell of it coming out of the screen (hopefully, it is not my laptop) - so delicious!
Well, I have no doubts that I am ready for St. Patrick's Day this year now! This corned beef and cabbage recipe looks really easy and what is even more important - really yummy. Definitely something I am looking forward to - just need to purchase some good beef now 🙂
I've been on the hunt for a GOOD corned beef recipe, and THIS IS IT. The.meat is so tender! Can't wait to pile it high on a Reuben! 🙌🙌🙌
I have been looking for a corned beef brisket and this is it! Cant wait to cook it and try it! This looks sooo yummy!
Maman de sara
I have never made corned beef and cabbage . i should add your recipe to my long to do list. Thanks.