How to Cook a Perfect Corned Beef

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by quotFoodThe Way To

Enjoy this Irish Tradition, but don't know how to cook it? Here is a recipe for a perfect St. Patrick's Day Feast!

Top Review by Oolala

I had never tried beer or onion before and it tasted very good. I used the spice packets in a tea infuser (I had 2 corned beefs) and I skipped carrots. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse a beef brisket in cold water to remove any brine and place into a large pot.
  2. Pour beer over the brisket and add water until the meat is covered by the liquid.
  3. Add onions, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low for a gentle boil.
  5. Cook for 4 hours or until meat is fork-tender, skimming foam occasionally.
  6. Add carrots, potatoes and place cabbage quarters on top of the meat.
  7. Cook for an additional half-hour until the vegetables are tender. Turn off heat.
  8. Remove the brisket from the broth and allow it to rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board. Slice against the grain in 1/4-inch-thick strips.
  9. Serve on a warm platter, arranging carrots and cabbage around the meat strips in the center of the platter.

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