Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the recipe I have always used to make Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patty's Day. Its easy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place brisket in 6-quart saucepot or Dutch oven. Cover with about 2 quarts water. Add onion, pickling spice and garlic; cover.
  2. Bring just to boil; reduce heat to low and simmer 2 hours (DO NOT BOIL).
  3. Add potatoes and carrots; simmer 30 minutes longer.
  4. Add cabbage; simmer 15 minutes longer. Remove brisket and vegetables from saucepot.
  5. Slice brisket across the grain.
  6. Mix butter and parsley; brush on vegetables.


Most Helpful

Great recipe. This is my first corned beef, very scary! This wss a delicous recipe. The butter on tge potstos and cabbage made it much more flavorful, I omited the oarsly since my husband wanted it to lok more traditional. It couldve had better texture if I didnt freeze it. Itvwss abit tougher tgen I love bug all and all great

Kristin Fiteni March 20, 2015

This was delicious and fit my needs perfectly. I was looking for a recipe I could do on the stove top. Very easy and family friendly. Thanks Little Bee

Amber of AZ March 17, 2008

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