Corned Beef and Cabbage is one of my all time favorite comfort meals. I love it any time of the year, not just St. Patrick’s Day. Although, I can’t remember ever going a St. Patty’s Day without it.
I know Corned Beef and Cabbage is really easy to make. I thought I would share how I do it just in case someone out there was thinking it was a lot harder than it actually is.
I cook mine in the crock pot and enjoy as the wonderful smell fills our home.
4 lb Corned Beef Brisket
4 bay leaves
Low sodium beef stock/broth, enough to cover corned beef completely
Pickling packet that comes with corned beef, if yours doesn’t include it they sell pickling seasoning at the grocery store (1 Tbsp). I have yet to see a Corned Beef that doesn’t have it in the package.
6 Red potatoes, cut in half
1 head of cabbage, wedged
Place your corned beef including juices from the package in the crock pot fat side up. Sprinkle the pickling packet and place your potatoes and bay leaves on top.
Pour beef stock or broth over everything making sure it is all covered by the liquid.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
After 8 hours place cabbage wedges on top. Cover again and let cook for 30 minutes.
When cabbage is tender, pull out vegetables and put them in a bowl with some of the juice from the crock pot. Place corned beef on a plate or cutting board and cut against the grain. Often times I have cooked it this way and it comes out so tender there is almost no need to even cut. It perfectly falls apart and I’m able to just serve as is.
Serve your yummy corned beef with vegetables and leftover juices as desired. My parents always liked their corned beef and cabbage with a little mustard with it. We just eat it as is and it’s devoured in no time.
There are many different cuts of corned beef. I usually buy the flat or point cut. The price of these cuts are great for a family our size in need of 2 briskets 🙂
I cook about 8 lbs of corned beef to feed my family and have very minimal leftovers. The amounts I’m giving you would feed 4 nicely.
Do you have St. Patrick’s Day plans or traditions? How do you cook your corned beef? What do you like to serve it with? Share your ideas with me.
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