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Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage starts with an uncured brisket flat instead of the already seasoned corned beef. Taking brisket, seasoning it and slow cooking with the traditional vegetables makes for an out of the ordinary St. Patrick’s Day Irish corned beef and cabbage recipe!

Irish Braised Corned Beef and cabbage dinner on a white plate

Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

My petite, 100% Irish mother-in-law made corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, the picky hubby was the only one in his family who wasn’t a fan. Imagine that! I’m pretty sure he ate a peanut butter sandwich when I made my one and only corned beef for dinner many moons ago. I was delighted when Certified Angus Beef shared their recipe for Irish Braised Corned Beef Brisket using a plain brisket cooked with traditional corned beef vegetables and seasonings. My hopes were that this corned beef would not be snubbed!

overhead photo of a platter of Irish Braised Corned Beef, carrots, cabbage, and potatoes

Braised Brisket Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

I was skeptical after my first bite, but then I drizzled some of the “au jus” over the brisket slices.  Wow. The vegetables soaked up the juices, too, and were incredibly flavorful. As a dutiful wife, I mentioned that there was a sauce for the meat. “I have ketchup,” was his reply. Can’t say that I was shocked. But I convinced him to give it a try and he loved his braised corned beef. I can’t say it tasted anything like the cured version, but it was certainly a wonderful mid-March meal. I still have a hankering for good ol’ fashioned corned beef and cabbage. Maybe next year!

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Irish Braised Corned Beef | Brisket slow cooked with the classic corned beef spices!

Irish Braised Corned Beef

A brisket slow cooked with the flavor palate of corned beef. Recipe slightly adapted from Certified Angus Beef's Irish Braised Corned Beef Brisket.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 4 pounds corned beef brisket flat, (locally found at Market District or Meijer stores)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 6 peeled garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 head cabbage (I used a 2-pound cabbage), cut in 8 wedges
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 pounds small round potatoes (my addition)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley, optional)


  1. Remove corned beef from package, rinse and pat dry; cut into two equal pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine coriander, caraway, black pepper, thyme, cloves and salt; set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear brisket until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Place brisket in a large roasting pan or Dutch oven. Evenly coat all sides of brisket with spice blend. Spread carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage and bay leaves evenly around and on top, add stock and cover tightly with foil or lid. Place in oven and braise 2 hours or until tender.
  6. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Toss with butter and garnish with parsley.
  7. Slice thinly against the grain and serve with vegetables and broth, garnished with parsley.


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16 comments on “Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage”

  1. Love to know about your Irish mother-in-law’s St. Patrick’s Day ritual of making corned beef and cabbage. This indeed looks really hearty and delicious. My husband would love those juicy and tender beef slices. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love the combination, dear! xoxo

  3. So funny about the ketchup, mu husband uses hot sauce on everything. But I’m pretty sure he would not use his sauce on this. Looks delicious Liz!

  4. This looks so delicious and flavorful, and your accompanying vegetables look perfectly cooked as well. I call this the perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal 🙂

  5. Looks delicious. Glad Bill went for it.

  6. Liz, what a gorgeous meal…and so hearty…I love that you are always ahead of the game…this is indeed a perfect meal for St. Patrick’s Day!
    I hope you are having a nice week 🙂

  7. Oh yes … my husband and his ketchup. We finally had to come to a deal where he would try a bite first before adding ketchup. When first married I thought he just didn’t like my cooking! Go figure 🙂 Anyway – I love this nontraditional version because the heavy salt cured corned beef never made it into my favorite book. The vegetables really look amazing and that cabbage is gorgeous! I can’t wait to try this one. Pinning 🙂

  8. Wow, those spices sound amazing! We’ll be having our CB&C on the 19th… Can’t wait:@)

  9. Oh it looks delicious. My doughter is in Dublin in these days with the school; I bet she is enjoying all these yummy recipes.

  10. This is really hearty and delicious. The beef slices look very juicy and tender.

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