BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

For an Irish meal or for St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage with Mustard Aioli Sauce! Cook on the stovetop with potatoes and carrots!

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

Friends, today I’m sharing a delicious BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe with Mustard Aioli Sauce, because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.

And I say BEST, because the secret is in the mustard sauce!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

But first … do you serve Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day even if you’re not Irish?

Of course it’s up to you!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Funny story, we are an Irish family, (my husband’s parents were born and raised in Dublin, their marriage certificate signed by the Pope).

Tom and Betty in Dublin

So, I don’t really consider myself an Irish cook … at all. Probably in 28 years of marriage, we’ve served corned beef 4-5 times?

But this week it was fantastic! This recipe, cooked on my stove top.

I’m also a huge fan of my Le Creuset Dutch OvenKitchenaid multi-cooker  and Instant Pot. All three are incredibly useful for these kinds of recipes and many more!

Stovetop BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

My husband grew up eating this kind of food his entire life, and honestly, he’d be happy to never eat a potato again.

Stovetop BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Is corned beef really Irish?

Come to find out, corned beef is not considered an Irish national dish, but is from more of an Irish-American culture! Corned beef was used as a substitute for bacon by Irish-American immigrants in the late 19th century.

Tasty BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

Just in time for a great Sunday meal this past weekend, and to celebrate St. Patrick, we indulged in this classic BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe (thank you All Recipes). Everything you need to make a great meal, all in one pot.

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage - ingredients

What ingredients you need for Corned Beef and Cabbage

Here’s what you need to make the BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage: Corned beef brisket (about 3 pounds) with spice packet, brown sugar, bay leaves, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, white onion, and fresh parsley!

I am a huge fan of my Le Creuset Dutch Oven and use it for most of my “one pot meals” on my blog and in my kitchen! LINK TO AMAZON

Tasty Corned Beef and Cabbage

Which corned beef cut is best?

Corned beef is sold three ways: The flat, more lean cut with a consistent thickness. The point, or the thicker end of the brisket, with a bit more fat. Or a whole brisket, which includes both the flat and the point.

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage with mustard

How to make Mustard Aioli Sauce

What made it delicious is a mustard that we served with it. Using Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce, we made a sweet and spicy mustard to dip the corned beef in. Soooo good! Use these ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Sugar

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage with mustard sauce

So … my husband grew up eating Irish food. Nothing to write home about. But he LOVED this recipe today! A homerun that we’ll be making again!

ENJOY!

More cabbage recipe: Irish Cabbage and Bacon [A Spicy Perspective], Crock Pot Cabbage Roll Soup [Spend with Pennies].

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BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: corned beef, corned beef and cabbage
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 corned beef brisket about 3 pounds with spice packet
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-1/2 pounds small potatoes 10-15, I did not peel
  • 6 large carrots cut in thirds
  • 1 medium head cabbage cut into wedges
  • 1 white onion
  • Parsley chopped

Mustard Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce or 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven, place brisket, the seasoning packet, brown sugar and bay leaves, in and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, and chopped onions; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, just until beef and vegetables are tender, 30-40 minutes. (If pot is full, remove potatoes and carrots before adding cabbage; reheat before serving:)
  • Add cabbage to pot; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove vegetables and corned beef; keep warm.
  • Slice and serve with vegetables and Mustard Aioli Sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley!

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BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

4 comments on “BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage”

  1. What is a seasoning packet? I ordered a corned beef brisket and but it doesn’t come with any seasoning?

  2. Being from Texas we eat lots of brisket but not much corned beef however I am making my plans to cook this for tomorrow!

  3. I LOVE corned beef. It’s one of my faves, my family’s not so much. :(

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