Corned Beef and Cabbage

Traditional corned beef and cabbage is the perfect way to celebrate both New Year’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day! This dish is fairly simple to make and is always a crowd pleaser!

Corned Beef and Cabbage - cooked in beer with potatoes & carrots! #stpatricksday #irish #recipe

I’ve always associated corned beef and cabbage with Ireland, but did you know that it’s not actually a traditional Irish dish at all? Crazy, right? 

I suppose it’s similar to how Taco Bell makes ‘Mexican’ food. Haha! 😉 

Either way, regardless of the dish’s origins, corned beef and cabbage is what we serve on St. Patrick’s Day around here! I’m going to share our easy recipe with you! 


How to make corned beef and cabbage: 

We’re going to start by adding a corned beef to a dutch oven along with some water and beer. The beer is completely optional and probably not super traditional, but it’s how we like it! Replace the beer with water if that’s your style.

corned beef in dutch oven

Add the spice packet that comes with the corned beef and some minced garlic to the pot and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover the pan and let that cook for a few hours.

Add some carrots and potatoes to the pot and let those cook until tender before adding in chunks of cabbage. 

how to make corned beef and cabbage in dutch oven

Once the vegetables are cooked through, you’re ready to serve!

Add the veggies to a serving platter along with the corned beef. Slice the corned beef across the grain.

Dig in!

Such a simple recipe and it’s perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! 

Serve this up with some homemade Irish soda bread!

Corned Beef and Cabbage - cooked in beer with potatoes & carrots! #stpatricksday #irish #recipe

More favorite recipes to try: 

Baked Spaghetti: You won’t believe how cheesy this is!

Waffle Recipe: We make these on Saturday mornings and store leftovers in the freezer!

Crock Pot Roast: Instead of potatoes, I use radishes to keep it low carb! Trust me. 

Baked Ziti: One of my favorites!

Turkey Chili: Just as hearty as beef, but a little lighter on the fat!
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Calories: 679 kcal

Traditionally served on or around St. Patrick's Day, but this dish is really good all year! 


  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 ounces beer
  • Water to cover
  • 8 yukon gold potatoes
  • 5 carrots peeled and cut in 3 inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage


  1. Add the brisket, seasoning packet that comes with the meat, minced garlic, and beer to a 6 quart dutch oven. Add enough water to cover the meat. 

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce to a simmer, and cover the pan. Simmer for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  3. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot with the meat and continue simmering for 20 minutes.

  4. Chop the cabbage into small pieces and add to the pot with the meat and vegetables. Use a spoon to press the cabbage down into the liquid. to cook. Continue simmering for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove the vegetables to a serving platter. Remove the brisket from the pan and slice across the grain into 1/2 inch thick slices. 

  6. Drizzle the meat and vegetables with broth from the pot before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 679 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1857mg81%
Potassium 2147mg61%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 8695IU174%
Vitamin C 166.7mg202%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 12.3mg68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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