St. Patrick’s Day Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe #ChooseSmart #cbias

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
March 10, 2013

“I’m looking over a four leaf clover that I overlooked before.  First is the sunshine, the second is rain.  Third is the roses that bloom in the lane.  There’s no need explaining, the one remaining, is somebody I adore. I’m looking over a four leaf clover that I overlooked before.”  Every time I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I remember singing that song as a kid.  It’s hard to believe that March is here and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

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When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think of four leaf clovers, green decorations, shamrocks, leprechauns, and the classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal that I prepare for my family every year.  My boys love it and call it the “pink meat.”  It’s a meal that I know they’ll eat a lot of!  You can find all of the ingredients for your Classic St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal at your local Smart & Final.

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When I headed to Smart & Final, I picked up the Corned Beef, Red Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Black Peppercorns, Bay Leaves and some other ingredients for a St. Patty’s Day craft we’re gonna be making for the holiday!



–       1 Corned Beef Brisket with Seasonings
–       Pot of Water
–       1 ½ tsp black peppercorns
–       4 bay leaves
–       1 ½ onions
–       1 cabbage
–       8 red potatoes
–       20 baby carrots (or more if you’d like more)


1.  Drain the blood and juices off the Corned Beef Brisket.  Place the Corned Beef Brisket in a large pot.  Add the packet of seasonings if your Corned Beef Brisket comes with it.  If not, don’t worry because you will get plenty of flavor with the spices we add in this recipe.

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2.  Cover the brisket in the pot with water.  Add the peppercorns and bay leaves.


3.  Cook on HIGH until boiling.  Once boiling, turn down to SIMMER.  Cover and cook for 3 hours (or until the brisket is tender).

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4.  Add baby carrots, quartered onion and red potatoes.  Cook for 20 minutes.

5.  Cut the cabbage in quarters (so you have wedges).  Add to the pot and cook for 20 minutes.

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6.  Decorate a platter with St. Patrick’s Day decor in preparation for your Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage dish.

7.  Once cooked, remove the corned beef brisket to a platter and serve with veggies.  I like to ladle the juices from the pot over the meat as well, and serve with mustard.

Enjoy with family and friends your Classic St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal!!!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

16 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe #ChooseSmart #cbias”

  1. I quite enjoy the corned beef and and cabbage meal that my mom cooks every year, too!
    It’s a special little treat for my family and I 🙂

  2. I remember my mom making this for us when we were little…haven’t tried it again since. Maybe I should.

  3. I’ve never been a big fan of corned beef and cabbage, but you make it look very tasty! I may have to give it a whirl. 🙂

  4. Jill says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks SO good and easy!!. Pinned.

  5. Jeannette says:

    That looks delicious and I love how you made your serving dish festive! Super cute idea!

  6. Mallery says:

    Every year I say I should make this type of meal more often!! It will never top Grandma’s, but it gets pretty close!

  7. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I usually make this every year on St. Patty’s Day Too and this looks SO good. Mine is almost identical to yours except i don’t get the plate too fancy. It looks nice

  8. Julie Wood says:

    Your Classic Corn beef and cabbage dinner looks yummy! I will be making my dish tomorrow in a crock pot with this awesome recipe that you posted! I can not wait to make it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jessie C. says:

    Yay for sharing this recipe with us. I look everywhere for corned beef recipe, this is it.

  10. N J MARTHENS says:

    Wish recipes included nutritional values. Many of us are watching our weight. I am on weight watchers and would love to try this recipe but will cast it aside, absent nutritional info. Too bad.

  11. David Evans says:

    I sometimes make this on days as well as March 17th. I made it for visitors from the UK including an Irish member of the group. They all said ‘it’s wonderful—what is it?’ Only in America.

  12. Shannon says:

    I’ve had really bland Corned Beef and Cabbage, so the added spices are a must-have for more flavor! Love this recipe. It is super easy and tasty. 🙂

  13. Elena says:

    Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Bobby Tarumi says:

    Your recipe reminded me why I love corned beef! I don’t usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but I’ll recommend the chefs whip this up at my local pub when I go!

  15. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I have actually never made this and I think I may make it today!

  16. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this looks so good! I love corned beef, but have only made it in the crockpot! Oh I am so excited to try this one! Looks really good!

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