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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Corned beef and cabbage taken to the next level with some easy add-ins to make the prettiest version of this super classic dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: corned beef
Servings: 4
Calories: 519kcal


  • 1.5 lb corned beef homemade preferred, see notes
  • 1 packet spice mix homemade preferred, see below
  • 1 head cabbage small head preferred
  • 1 lb potatoes halved, new potatoes preferred
  • 1 bunch carrots peeled and cut into 2” lengths, skinny carrots preferred, about 1 lb
  • 2 shallots peeled and halved
  • 4 oz olives
  • 1 tbsp Japanese mustard

Optional Homemade Spice Mix

  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1 stick cinnamon broken
  • 1 bay leaf torn
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 tsp sichuan peppercorns optional


  • Braise your corned beef with spices at 195ºF for 3-5 hours or until tender.
  • 10 minutes before your beef is done, add potatoes and carrots. Set your oven to 300ºF and sear your shallots in an oven safe pan such as a cast iron skillet. Transfer to oven once seared.
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  • Remove the beef and let rest, then slice against the grain. Add cabbage and simmer for 15 minutes.
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  • When vegetables are tender, warm the sliced brisket in the cooking broth, then plate everything along with the roasted shallots, warmed olives (warm them in the microwave for 30-45s), and Japanese mustard. Top with a little of the braising liquid, and enjoy!
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Most corned beef briskets come in 3lb packs, so you'll need to make the whole 3 lbs and then reserve some for other recipes, such as corned beef hash.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.3g | Protein: 29.3g | Fat: 25.4g | Saturated Fat: 9.6g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1870mg | Potassium: 1396mg | Fiber: 11.5g | Sugar: 13.5g