Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Oolala February 10, 2008

I just discovered the beauty of adding beer to the corned beef water. Your directions are just as I do it. This works in the crock pot too but can take up to 6 hours. I typically my veggies in a separate pot.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour January 18, 2008

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