Total Time
4hrs 35mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 20 mins

This is the best corned beef you will ever have.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use a 14 to 20 qt. pan.
  2. Coarsely chop enough onions and carrots to make 1 cup each.
  3. In pan, place onions and carrots, corned beef with any liquid from meat, vinegar, stout, mustard seed, coriander, peppercorns, dill, allspice, and bay leaves.
  4. Add water to barely cover beef.
  5. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  6. Simmer till meat is tender when pierced, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  7. Meanwhile, cut remaining onions into wedges.
  8. Cut remaining carrots into 2 inch lengths, halve them lengthwise if large.
  9. Cut cabbage in half through cores, then into wedges.
  10. Scrub potatoes.
  11. Add onions, carrots and potatoes to tender corned beef, place cabbage on top.
  12. Cover and return to simmering over high heat; reduce heat and simmer till cabbage is tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. With slotted spoon, scoop out vegetables onto warm serving dishes.
  14. Using tongs and a slotted spoon, remove beef to a cutting board.
  15. Cut off fat.
  16. Slice meat across grain, place on warm platters.
  17. Serve meat and vegetables with mustards.
Most Helpful

This recipe sounds delicious, and I'm definitely going to use it next time I make corned beef. Just a thought---Mom was Boston-bred Irish and swore that whenever you cooked corned beef, you should always put it in plain water with a tablespoon of cider vinegar; bring to a boil and then discard the water. Supposedly this cuts the grease that the meat gives off during the actual cooking. Anybody else ever heard this?

Patricia Black August 21, 2001

I had never cooked a corned beef before and wanted a recipe to serve family for St. Patrick's Day. Found this recipe via the Internet and tried it. Everyone at dinner raved about the tenderness of the meat and the flavor. They continue to talk about how good it was. The recipe was easy to follow and everything turned out perfect. In fact, they asked for the recipe.

Pat Kinney March 24, 2001

What about the creamy white sauce. Corned beef needs this to be VERY YUMMY. check out my recipes I have a recipe for white sauce that I use on corned beef.

Ben Ross December 06, 2001