You’ve never had corned beef and cabbage so tender and juicy! We’ve included instructions for both the stovetop and the slow cooker for your convenience.

Sliced corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes on a platter.

We’ve got you covered with two ways to make this Irish fare: stovetop and slow cooker. You can’t go wrong, whichever way you make it. This recipe makes the most tender, juicy corned beef, and say goodbye to mushy veggies. By waiting to add the veggies until the last 15 minutes, they give the right amount of texture with none of the mush. 

History Lesson: Did you know that corned beef and cabbage was traditionally made with bacon and cabbage? Beef was rather expensive in Ireland, so many people raised their own pigs and hogs for meat. After the great famine, and emigration to the United States, newly Irish Americans found corned beef to be more affordable than in Ireland, bringing us to today’s corned beef and cabbage.

  • Does it matter what type of beer I use? Can I replace the beer with something else?

    For optimum flavor, we recommend Guiness, or an Irish Stout. If you have dietary restrictions, you can always replace the beer in the recipe with beef broth. Cooking on the stovetop? Don’t worry about the alcohol. The vast majority of it cooks out during this long cooking process. 
  • What’s inside of that spice packet that comes with the corned beef?

    You will typically find a packet of spices with your packaged corned beef from the store. This is a blend of pickling spices. It will vary slightly from brand to brand, but common spices you’ll find inside are coriander, peppercorns, crushed red pepper flakes, mustard seeds, and bay leaves.
  • Additional Serving Condiments:

    For every variety of mustard out there, there is someone who puts it on top of their corned beef. Why not grab a few and let your family decide? Another traditional condiment to go on top is horseradish. Buy it already prepared or make it at home, your choice!

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Sliced corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes on platter with Guinness and fresh baked rolls in the background

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