The Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage: A recipe you'll wish you tried sooner.

The Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage: A recipe you’ll wish you tried sooner

Need the perfect meal to serve at your St Patrick’s Day party? Enjoying corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day is a cherished tradition for many, especially in Irish-American households. The dish, featuring succulent corned beef alongside tender cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, is a delicious way to celebrate the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, bringing friends and family together for a hearty and flavorful meal.

The Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage: A recipe you'll wish you tried sooner.
The Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage: A recipe you’ll wish you tried sooner

This Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe is easy to prepare. It simmers for 4 – 5 hours, giving you time to decorate and prepare for the party!

Any leftover corned beef can be used for sandwiches or another meal. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Ingredients you’ll need to make Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients
Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Ingredients
  • Corned Beef
  • Guinness
  • Baby Carrots
  • Baby Potatoes
  • Brown Sugar
  • Bay Leaf
  • Head of Cabbage

You can serve this meal with spicy mustard or horseradish, but it is optional.

How to Make Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

Put the corned beef in a pot, add the Guinness, and add water until the corned beef is covered with 1 inch of water. Add the bay leaves and brown sugar and simmer for 4 – 5 hours.

Classic Corned Beef Ingredients
Classic Corned Beef

Prepare the vegetables while the corned beef is simmering. Wash the carrots and potatoes and pull off the outer leaves of the cabbage. Then cut the cabbage into quarters and the potatoes in half.

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Vegetables
Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Vegetables

Add the vegetables when the corned beef reaches 160 degrees (approximately 4 – 5 hours).

Cooking Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage
Cooking Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

Cover and simmer for another 45 minutes. This easy meal of Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage serves 4 – 6.

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage
Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

You can serve classic Corned Beef and Cabbage directly to plates or bring the meal to the table on a platter. My 13 x 9-inch platter (shown above) only holds half the recipe.

You can use the cute shamrock placemats found here to decorate your table, but they are going fast!

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The Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage: A recipe you'll wish you tried sooner.

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

Need the perfect meal to serve to celebrate St Patrick's Day? This easy recipe of Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage is made in 1 pot and served hot. Let the party begin! Happy St. Patrick's Day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 4 – 5 Pound Corned Beef
  • 14.9 Ounces Guinness 1 Can
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 15 Small Potatoes, washed well I use a bag of baby potatoes
  • 1 Pound Baby Carrots Bag
  • 1 Head Cabbage, outside leaves removed, rinsed and cut into wedges
  • Spicy mustard or horseradish Optional

Instructions
 

  • In a 6-quart pot place the corned beef fat side up
  • Add the Guinness and the corned beef seasoning packet (if it came with it) and add water until it covers the meat by 1 inch
  • Sprinkle on the brown sugar and add the bay leaves
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 4 to 5 hours or until the meat is tender and has an internal temperature of 160 F
  • Add the vegetables to the pot and cook for another 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender
  • Serve hot with spicy mustard or horseradish

Notes

The leftover meat can be sliced thin for sandwiches.
Keyword Corned Beef, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Easy, Easy Meal, Guinness, Holiday, Hot, St Paddy’s Day, St Patrick’s Day
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This is awesome!! You need to try this delicious and easy recipe!

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