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Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Irish Dinner

Updated: May 26

"What's more Irish than a traditional recipe for corned beef and cabbage? Serve with mustard or horseradish and a side of Rye or soda bread and butter!"

Corned Beef and Cabbage Boiled Irish Dinner

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 20 Minutes Cook Time – 2 Hours and 30 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket with spice packet

  • 12 small red potatoes

  • 6 medium carrots

  • 1 large head cabbage

  • 1 12oz bottle of Irish stout beer (Guinness)

  • water, to cover beef

  • horseradish and or mustard, optional


Gather all ingredients.

Place corned beef in a Dutch oven and pour in beer. Add enough water to cover beef.

Add spice packet, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until corned beef is just about fork-tender, about 2 hours.

While the corned beef is simmering, cut potatoes in half. Peel carrots and cut into 3-inch pieces. Cut cabbage into small wedges.

When corned beef has cooked for 2 hours, add potatoes and carrots; cook until vegetables are almost tender and meat is fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Add cabbage and cook until tender, about 15 more minutes.

Remove meat and let rest for 15 minutes. Leave broth and vegetables in the Dutch oven. Slice meat across the grain.

Serve with rye bread or soda bread, and horseradish or mustard for dipping sauces.


Total cook time for corned beef to be fork-tender should be between 45 and 50 minutes per pound. Please adjust if your corned beef is larger or smaller than 3 pounds.


Calories 286 / Total Fat 17g / Saturated Fat 5g / Cholesterol 61mg / Sodium 1384mg / Total Carbohydrate 14g / Dietary Fiber 5g / Sugars 13g / Protein 17g / Vitamin C 31mg / Calcium 19mg / Iron 3mg / Potassium 355mg

"This is our favorite Irish feast!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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