Corned beef and cabbage is a delicious one-pot recipe that has come to symbolize Irish culture in North America, a popular dish for St. Patrick's Day!
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Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage is a delicious one-pot recipe that has come to symbolize Irish culture in North America, a popular dish for St. Patrick's Day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Brining time1 d
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 733kcal

Ingredients

To make your brine from scratch:

  • 4 cups water PLUS more as needed
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Whether you make your corned beef brisket from scratch or not, you'll need:

  • 4 pounds beef brisket trimmed
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup carrots 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 6 red potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic optional
  • 6 cups water approximately

Instructions

To make the brine:

  • Place all ingredients in a stockpot and bring to a boil to dissolve sugar and salt, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow the brine to cool completely before submersing the brisket. Top with additional water as needed to completely cover.
  • Refrigerate for up to 10 days to brine.
  • When ready to prepare, place corned beef brisket in large pot (or Dutch oven) and cover with fresh water.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Continue to simmer for 45 minutes per pound.
  • Peel and chop your vegetables however you'd like - it's more rustic to leave them with a bit of skin.
  • Add the vegetables except the cabbage to the pot when there's about 30 minutes left of cooking time. After 15 minutes, add the cabbage.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let the meat rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 733kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 19187mg | Potassium: 2230mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 73.1% | Vitamin C: 59.5% | Calcium: 11.8% | Iron: 46.2%