Boiled Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef and Cabbage
Taylor Pepe


  • 3 pounds corned beef
  • Spices*
  • 1 large head of cabbage, sliced into 3/8-to-½-inch wide slices, 
  • 3 carrots, cut to 1-inch pieces (optional)
  • 6 small new potatoes, quartered (optional)
  • Mustard and/or horseradish, for serving

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Though it's fashionable to announce that corned beef and cabbage is more Irish-American than true Irish, the fact is that — while "bacon" (i.e., cured pork loin) and cabbage is more common in Ireland today — corned beef has long been happily consumed by the Irish, especially on special occasions, like St. Patrick's Day, for centuries, with cabbage, potatoes, and other accompaniments. 


Place corned beef in a large, 6-8 quart pot. Cover the beef with an inch of water. Add spices. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 hours, until the corned beef is fork tender.

Remove the meat from the pot and transfer to a cutting board. Reserve cooking liquid for boiling cabbage.

Once you have removed the corned beef, add the cabbage and optional vegetables to the pot. Taste the cooking liquid; if it is too salty, add more water to the pot. Raise the heat until the liquid is simmering well, about medium-low. Simmer until the cabbage and any other vegetables are cooked through, about 15-30 minutes.

Cut the meat against the grain into ½-inch thick slices. Serve along with the cabbage, vegetables, and a little cooking liquid in a bowl


Calories per serving:

249 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 204g 314%
  • Carbs 70g 23%
  • Saturated 65g 324%
  • Fiber 30g 118%
  • Sugars 38g
  • Monounsaturated 98g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 215g 430%
  • Cholesterol 735mg 245%
  • Sodium 16,773mg 699%
  • Calcium 567mg 57%
  • Magnesium 332mg 83%
  • Potassium 6,048mg 173%
  • Iron 29mg 159%
  • Zinc 41mg 273%
  • Phosphorus 1,899mg 271%
  • Vitamin A 59µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 799mg 1,332%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 87%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 153%
  • Niacin (B3) 53mg 263%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 270%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 576µg 144%
  • Vitamin B12 24µg 404%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 897µg 1,121%
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