Classic Corned Beef with Cabbage and Potatoes

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or any day, with an easy and delicious, traditional Corned Beef recipe. Serve with the classic sides of cabbage and potatoes or use it as an ingredient to elevate other meals. Learn all about Corned Beef and discover some delicious recipes.

What is Corned Beef?

Corned Beef is made from the Brisket Flat Half that has been salt-cured in a brine. The term “Corned” comes from the large pieces of rock salt that is used for the brine. The brining process helps preserve the meat as well as adds additional flavor and moisture.

While mostly associated with Ireland, Corned Beef gained its popularity in the United States during the 19th century. Irish Immigrants were looking for a cheaper alternative to bacon and started to brine beef Brisket. Now, Corned Beef is used in a variety of cuisines throughout the world but while still being most popular for St. Patrick's Day.

Cooking Corned Beef

Corned Beef Brisket with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon-Mustard Sauce

Oven Roasting

Place in a roasting pan with seasonings, water or cider and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and cook for 2-1/2 – 3-1/2 hours or until fork tender. *Always reference the package for specific cooking instructions.

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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef in Beer with Red Currant-Mustard Sauce

Slow Cooker

Place 2-1/2 – 3 pounds beef Brisket in a slow cooker and top with seasoning packet. Add water or cider and cover. Cook on High for 6 - 7 hours, or on low for 9 - 10 hours until fork tender. *Always reference the package for specific cooking instructions.

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Follow Chef Dagan's lead, as he walks you through the history of Corned Beef, selection, cooking tips and classic recipe inspiration.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes

Corned Beef with potatoes and cabbage

This recipe is a St. Patrick's Day favorite, but you can enjoy any time of the year you'd like. This recipe is slow-cooked with cabbage, potatoes and carrots for a hearty family meal.

Corned Beef Brisket with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon-Mustard Sauce

Cook once, dine twice. Enjoy with roasted carrots, parsnips, cabbage and a lemony sauce tonight, then spin the leftovers into a savory salad tomorrow.

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Dijon-Glazed Corned Beef with Savory Cabbage and Red Potatoes

While the star of the dish braises in the oven, cabbage wedges and potatoes are roasted for a full meal. A bonus recipe for the leftovers is included too!

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Homestyle Corned Beef with Dilled Cabbage Horizontal

There's no need to wait for St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe is good whenever you’re in the mood for comfort food. The dill, mustard and butter blend gives the cabbage a serious pop.

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more Corned Beef recipes

Corned beef can be used in recipes all throughout the day...try using the leftovers to make other delicious recipes.

corned beef hash

corned beef hash

Have it for two meals in a row. Use last night's leftovers to make a delicious breakfast hash. Pair with cubed potatoes and thinly sliced leeks, and top with an egg!

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Corned Beef and Pickle Dip

corned beef and pickle dip

This recipe is simple and delicious. In just 5 minutes, you can use leftovers as a sandwich spread or a dip for vegetables.

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corned beef sandwich

Try this deli classic for lunch or dinner today. Thinly sliced deli Corned Beef or Pastrami is sandwiched between rye bread with sauerkraut and a tangy home-made dressing.

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Need to use up last night's Corned Beef Brisket? Try this Rustic Corned Beef and Potato Bake.

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