Classic Corned Beef

Easy Meal Classic Corned Beef

Classic Corned Beef
Classic Corned Beef

Easy Meal Classic Corned Beef – Happy St Patrick’s Day

This easy meal of classic corned beef is the perfect meal to serve at your St Patrick’s Day party. It is easy to prepare, and just simmers for 4 – 5 hours. This gives you the time to decorate and get ready for the party! Any leftover corned beef can be used for sandwiches. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Classic Corned Beef Ingredients
Classic Corned Beef Ingredients

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

While the corned beef is simmering, prepare the vegetables for this easy meal of classic corned beef.

Classic Corned Beef Vegetables
Classic Corned Beef Vegetables

When the corned beef reaches 160 degrees (approximately 4 – 5 hours), add the vegetables.

Cooking Classic Corned Beef
Cooking Classic Corned Beef

Simmer another 45 minutes. This easy meal of classic corned beef Serves 4 – 6.

Classic Corned Beef
Classic Corned Beef

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Classic Corned Beef

Classic Corned Beef

This easy recipe of Classic Corned Beef is made in 1 pot and served hot. The leftover corned beef can be sliced for sandwiches. Perfect meal to serve when celebrating St Patrick's Day!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 People


  • 4 – 5 Pound Corned Beef Comes in a sealed bag from the meat department
  • 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


  • In a 6-quart pot place the corned beef fat side up
  • Add the beer 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


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