Corned beef is a salt-cured brisket that’s simmered until tender and delicious. They are often paired with cabbage, potatoes and carrots for a hearty and comforting meal. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook corned beef and cabbage in 4 different ways.

1. How To Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage on Stovetop

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • Bay leaves, parsley, thyme and other seasonings of choice

Instructions

Rinse the corned beef brisket under cold water to remove any excess salt. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Add bay leaves, a few parsley stems and other seasonings if desired. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for 2.5-3 hours until fork tender.

After the brisket has cooked for 2 hours, add the cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots to the pot. Make sure there is enough water in the pot to cover the vegetables. If needed, add more water. Increase heat to medium, cover and cook for 30-40 more minutes until the vegetables are fork tender.

Once done, remove the brisket from the pot and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Arrange the sliced corned beef with the cooked vegetables on a platter. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over everything. Serve while hot. Enjoy this classic corned beef and cabbage dinner.

2. How To Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage in Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • Bay leaves, parsley, thyme and other seasonings of choice

Instructions

Rinse the corned beef brisket under cold water. Trim off any excess hard fat. Place the brisket in the slow cooker. Add enough water to cover the meat halfway. Add bay leaves, parsley and other seasonings. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.

After the brisket has cooked for 6 hours, place the cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots on top and around the brisket. Add more water if needed to submerge the veggies halfway. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 1-2 more hours until fork tender.

When done, remove the brisket from the slow cooker. Let rest 10 minutes then slice against the grain. Serve the sliced corned beef with the cooked vegetables. Ladle some of the cooking liquid over everything. Enjoy this hearty corned beef dinner.

3. How To Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage in Oven

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • Bay leaves, parsley, thyme and other seasonings

Instructions

Rinse the corned beef brisket under cold water. Place in a Dutch oven or ovenproof pot and add water to cover halfway. Add seasonings like bay leaves and parsley. Cover and bake at 325°F for 2.5 hours.

After the brisket has cooked for 2 hours, remove from oven. Add the cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots, making sure there is enough water to cover vegetables halfway. Return the pot to the oven, covered. Bake for 45 more minutes until fork tender.

When fully cooked, remove brisket from the pot and let rest 10 minutes. Slice against the grain. Serve the sliced corned beef and cooked veggies family-style. Garnish with parsley. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over everything. Enjoy this hearty baked corned beef dinner.

4. How To Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage in Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb corned beef brisket
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • Bay leaves, thyme, parsley and other desired seasonings

Instructions

Rinse the corned beef brisket and trim off excess fat. Add 2 cups water to the Instant Pot. Place brisket in the pot. Add seasonings like bay leaves and thyme. Lock the lid. Select High Pressure and set cook time to 1 hour. When done quick release the pressure.

Remove brisket from pot and add cabbage wedges, potatoes and carrots. Return brisket on top. Add more water if needed to cover vegetables halfway. Lock the lid. Cook on High Pressure for 15 more minutes. Quick release pressure when finished.

Remove brisket and let rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Serve the corned beef with the cooked vegetables. Ladle some of the cooking liquid from pot over everything. Enjoy this easy Instant Pot corned beef dinner.

There you have 4 easy methods for cooking a classic corned beef brisket dinner with cabbage, potatoes and carrots. The cooked vegetables soak up the delicious flavors from the brisket as they all simmer together into mouthwatering perfection. Enjoy this taste of home cooking.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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