Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage

This nontraditional Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage starts with an uncured brisket flat instead of the already seasoned corned beef. Taking brisket flat, seasoning it and slow cooking with the traditional vegetables makes for an out of the ordinary St. Patrick’s Day meal!Irish Braised Corned Beef | Brisket slow cooked with the classic corned beef spices!

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!

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

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. Maybe next year!

Irish Braised Corned Beef

Serves 6 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins

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

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4-pound) Certified Angus Beef ® 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)

Instructions

  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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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 1021kcal Calories from fat 639
% Daily Value
Total Fat 71g109%
Saturated Fat 28g140%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 274mg91%
Sodium 997mg42%
Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 9g
Protein 57g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Irish Braised Corned Beef | Brisket slow cooked with the classic corned beef spices!

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Comments

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

  2. Oh it looks delicious. My doughter is in Dublin in these days with the school; I bet she is enjoying all these yummy recipes.
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  3. Wow, those spices sound amazing! We’ll be having our CB&C on the 19th… Can’t wait:@)

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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 🙂

  6. Looks delicious. Glad Bill went for it.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. Love the combination, dear! xoxo

  10. 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.

  11. I love home cooking like this. Delicious simply flavours and so homely.

  12. My husband and your husband have a lot in common. I love a good meal like this .

  13. Husbands are funny aren’t they? Mine wouldn’t have had an issues eating meat no matter how it’s cooked. However, he would with most things though. I think this looks wonderful and your photos are beautiful and crystal clear. Don’t you just love it when your photos come out as you’d hoped? It’s hit or miss for me! Enjoy your weekend!

  14. The beef looks very tender and I think my mister would eat this either way.

  15. Wow! Your mother-in-law was of pure Irish stock…That is quite a challenge for cooking on St. Patrick’s Day…But of course your talents in the kitchen prevailed…because you are That Skinny Chick who can Bake (and Cook!)

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