Traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Traditional corned beef and cabbbage is the ultimate in comfort food and a boon for budget conscious families. Slowly simmered with spices, then served wih mustard and cabbage, this traditional Irish dish is perfect for those who want a tasty, comforting no-hassle meal.


  1. In a large stockpot, place corned beef with all the seasonings. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 2 hours. If not tender after 2 hours, keep checking at 15 minute intervals.
  2. Remove corned beef, save broth for cabbage. Cut cabbage into wedges, place in a large pan, cover with broth from the beef and simmer until tender.
  3. Keep cabbage warm in broth until needed.
  4. Served corned beef with mustard and cabbage.
Most Helpful

Excellent and simple recipe. The pickling spice has all the flavor needed for this recipe, including cloves! I only add a few potatoes the last hour of cooking. Thanks for posting!

manushag March 17, 2009

This is in no way shape or form traditional Irish corned beef

MISS M. August 15, 2015

Try adding 1/2 tsp. of ground cloves and a couple of bay leaves to the water.

Cluich May 09, 2009