Irish Corned Beef Brisket And Cabbage Recipe And Meal

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Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage Recipe

Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage Recipe 

If you’d like to serve a yummy St. Patrick’s Day themed meal, here are some traditional recipes to get you in the mood for the “wearin’ o’ the green”! This is a great week to stock up on corned beef, which you can really serve anytime so grab a couple of extras and put them in the freezer for later! Don’t forget to grab an extra cabbage to make cole slaw later in week, too!


Corned Beef Tips:

  • Cut corned beef across the grain for more tender slices.
  • Save juices and reduce. Dice leftover corned beef and make corned beef soup with leftovers.


Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage
Irish Soda Bread
Blarney Stone Cookies



Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage Recipe

Irish Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage Recipe

1 (3 lb.) corned beef brisket, plus seasoning packet
1 large onion, peeled
10 small (red) potatoes
15 baby carrots
1 head of cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Place brisket, seasoning packet and onion in a large Dutch oven or pot. Cover with water 6 inches above meat. Bring to a boil and boil for 30 minutes. Reduce to medium low or to a gentle boil. Cover and cook for 3 1/2 hours. Remove onions, cut into wedges and put back in the pot. Add carrots, cabbage and then potatoes. Cover and cook 30 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove vegetables, but keep the meat in the juices until you’re ready to slice it so it won’t dry out.

Side Sauce

Mix the night or day before and then serve on the side with your corned beef.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp. horseradish
1/2-1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

This Irish Soda Bread is great served with Irish stew. Eat leftover soda bread toasted or use for French toast.

1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups raisins
1 Tbsp. caraway seeds, optional*
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350ยฐ (175ยฐ C). Mix first seven ingredients. In a second bowl mix eggs, buttermilk and sour cream. Add liquid ingredients to dry, adding enough until flour is moistened. Knead 10-12 strokes. The dough will be very sticky. Place in a 9 inch cake pan. Cut a 4″ X in the top. Brush top with milk. Bake for 65-75 minutes.

*Caraway seeds make it more authentic, but if you don’t like them or don’t have them, you can leave them out. You could also use 1 cup of raisins and one cup dried cranberries.


Blarney Stone Cookies

Add a couple drops of green food coloring to the dough of your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Sprinkle with green sugar* or frost with green frosting.

*Make green sugar by placing sugar in a container with a couple of drops of green food coloring and shake.



  1. rose says

    we cant wait for this to go on sale .. we love corned beef and lots of cabbage! .. ๐Ÿ˜€ ..
    thanks for posting the recipes ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. rose says

    well just to let u and everyone know.. i was at walmart today and they had the corned beef on sale .. yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ …
    enjoy .. ๐Ÿ˜€
    and yes bea, i agree with u ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ..

  3. Lori says


    Can I use the slow cooker for the corned beef recipe? If so, how long on low? Thank you so much and love your newsletter! Happy St. Paddy’s day!!

    • says

      Lori thank you and yes you can do it in the crock pot. Put the potatoes, carrots, onion in first then corn beef and cabbage. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours.

  4. Yvonne says

    I won`t be having corn beef briskit tomorrow. When I was at the grocery store last Saturday I looked for it in the meat case and there wasn`t any. I asked the butcher if they had any and he told they didn`t and wouldn`t have any until Monday or Tuesday of this week and he didn`t know if they would be on sale. Sense Wednesdays are the start of their sales, I decided to go again today. Well, they didn`t get the briskets in and they didn`t have any regular beef briskets either.
    Hope everyone enjoys their St. Patricks Day corn beef brisket dinner tomorrow

  5. rose says

    cant wait for this .. we love love love corned beef and cabbage .. and last year .. i ran out of cabbage ..
    this yr .. we will have more cabbage and only a small potatoe for each of us .. even my son came back for thirds on the cabbage last yr …
    also .. my daughter’s b-day is next week .. and i ordered her the dining on the dime book .. she will be so excited .. ๐Ÿ˜€ .. and its a great gift too ..
    thank you for helping get a great gift for my daughter ๐Ÿ˜€ ..

  6. melissa says

    We just had this tonight. I make our sauce a bit different though, using prepared mustard to taste instead of the horseradish and the Worcestershire sauce. DH and the kids like it better, I like either :)

    • says

      Yes this recipe was written long before the fad of using soda pop in everything so most recipes that called for soda was baking soda. I’ll change it. Thanks for mentioning it.

  7. Anne says

    A few years ago I baked the corn beef in a covered dutch oven instead of simmering on top of stove.
    Just added the gooey juice from the package, left out the spices and baked at 225* for 3-4 1/2 hours depending on poundage.
    Came out nicely red like you get in delis.
    Sauted cabbage in frying pan.
    Now I only do it this way as the flavor is much more intense.

  8. Susan says

    Hi Jill, I found out by accident an easy way for corn beef and cabbage. I was sick and one st.Patrick day decided to just cook cabbage in the crock pot and forget about the corn beef,when I realized that I had a can of cornbeef in the cabinet that I had bought at save a lot. I got my neighbor to help me open the can and cut slices on top of the cabbage and let it cook all day.It turned out great! Sometimes we have to adjust our cooking to what we are able to do. Love the news letters. God bless you all

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  10. Ruth Brown says

    HI! Love your Living On a Dime website!! Can you add your Corn Beef Soup recipe to your site one day soon??? Thanks. Ruth

    • says

      Most of the time they come with their own seasoning packet. If they don’t they may already be seasoned or you can just use a couple of tsp. pickling spice plus a bay leaf and peppercorns. You could use just bay leaf, peppercorns, mustard seed and allspice too.

  11. Tina says

    Iโ€™m amazed that people still eat this menu for St. Patrickโ€™s Day. Any suggestions for a more modern meal?

    Iโ€™m nearly 50 and no one in my family will eat this (including myself!) We tried eating โ€œall green foodโ€ for St. Patโ€™s when the kids were younger, but this has also fizzled out.

    Thanks โ€“
    Not Irish from the Midwest

    • says

      It is not surprising at all that people still eat this because it is a tradition. Even if it isn’t an Irish tradition it is here in the States. It would be like at Christmas time saying you can’t believe they still eat gingerbread men and candy canes and wanting something more modern. Most kids do usually out grow the eating all green foods at a certain age but it is usually fun for the kids while it lasts.

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