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

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Friends, what’s more Irish than a traditional recipe for corned beef and cabbage? Serve a corned beef brisket with mustard or horseradish if desired.

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

Today I’m sharing my delicious BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe with Mustard Aioli Sauce. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! And I say BEST, because the secret is in the mustard sauce!  One of my Facebook fans said: I chop up leftovers the next day a fry it all in a big skillet with butter. Best Corned Beef hash!!

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!

BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage - ingredients

What ingredients do 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, and white onion
  • Fresh parsley

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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

Corned Beef brisket

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.

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

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

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.

Tom and Betty in Dublin

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!


More cabbage recipes:

Irish Cabbage and Bacon [A Spicy Perspective]

Crock Pot Cabbage Roll Soup [Spend with Pennies]

Colcannon Irish Potatoes with Bacon (and cabbage) – THE BEST!

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BEST Corned Beef and Cabbage

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 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


  • 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!


reposted from Mar 2019
Cuisine: Irish
Course: Main Course
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