Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage
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!
Why You Must Make
- For those who don’t like the flavor or texture of regular corned beef, this recipe uses a plain brisket.
- You’ll still have all the delicious vegetables and seasonings making it perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
- It’s tasty, comfort food that you can make any time of year, not just in March.
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. My hopes were that this corned beef would not be snubbed!
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Usually made of beef brisket or round, it’s cured in a seasoned brine. The word “corn” comes from the British who use the term for small particles, like the salt used in the brine.
Most corned beef is a rosy red color and is typically served with braised cabbage.
The newer style of corned beef has much less sodium than what you’d have found decades ago. It’s high in protein, iron, and B12. But it’s also processed red meat that may increase chances of cancer heart disease if eaten frequently.
Besides the classic cabbage, potatoes and carrots cooked along with the brisket (they absorb all the delicious flavors of the meat), serve with Irish Soda Bread or Brown Bread and your meal is complete!
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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.
- 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)
- Remove corned beef from package, rinse and pat dry; cut into two equal pieces.
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine coriander, caraway, black pepper, thyme, cloves and salt; set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear brisket until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
- 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.
- Boil potatoes in salted water until tender. Toss with butter and garnish with parsley.
- Slice thinly against the grain and serve with vegetables and broth, garnished with parsley.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1135Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 331mgSodium: 1066mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 8gSugar: 9gProtein: 94g
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16 Comments on “Irish Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage”
This is so perfect!! Quickly added it to my favorite recipes!
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!)
The beef looks very tender and I think my mister would eat this either way.
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!
My husband and your husband have a lot in common. I love a good meal like this .
I love home cooking like this. Delicious simply flavours and so homely.
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.
Love the combination, dear! xoxo
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!
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 🙂
Looks delicious. Glad Bill went for it.
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 🙂
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 🙂
Wow, those spices sound amazing! We’ll be having our CB&C on the 19th… Can’t wait:@)
Oh it looks delicious. My doughter is in Dublin in these days with the school; I bet she is enjoying all these yummy recipes.
This is really hearty and delicious. The beef slices look very juicy and tender.