Irish Baked Corned Beef & Cabbage

This recipe takes a wee bit of time but I assure you that it’s well-invested! Give yourself a little luck o’ the Irish with this American-style variant of a traditional Irish feast. Serve with butter and Irish soda bread.

Irish Baked Corned Beef & Cabbage

3.7 from 15 votes

While I knew that this recipe would require a little extra time and effort, I was confident that it would be well worth it in the end. Immersing myself in the spirit of the Irish, I looked forward to experiencing the flavors and traditions of this beloved cuisine.


  • 4 1/2 pounds corned beef brisket

  • 5 black peppercorns

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 onion, peeled and left whole

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

  • 6 large potatoes, quartered

  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • In a 6 quart Dutch oven, Place the beef brisket, peppercorns, garlic powder, onion, bay leaves, and salt. Fill a pan with water to cover everything plus one inch. Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. Skim off any residue that floats to the top. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2 to 3 hours, until meat can be pulled apart with a fork.
  • Once the meat is done, add the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots, pressing them down into the liquid. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Skim off any oil that comes to the surface. Stir in the butter and parsley. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Remove meat from the pot and place onto a serving dish and let rest for 15 minutes. Also, remove vegetables to a bowl and keep warm. Slice meat on the diagonal against the grain. Serve meat on a platter and spoon juices over meat and vegetables.

As I gathered the ingredients, the aromas of hearty meats, fragrant herbs, and wholesome vegetables filled my kitchen, transporting me to the rolling hills of Ireland. I embraced the opportunity to infuse my meal with a touch of luck o’ the Irish, adding a sense of whimsy and charm to the cooking process.

As the dish slowly cooked, I could sense the flavors melding together, creating a harmonious symphony of tastes that would tantalize my taste buds. I patiently waited, knowing that the investment of time would result in a truly memorable and authentic feast.

Finally, the moment arrived. I plated the dish, garnishing it with a pat of butter and serving it alongside freshly baked Irish soda bread. The presentation was a sight to behold, and I couldn’t wait to savor the flavors and textures that awaited.

With each bite, I was transported to the Emerald Isle, indulging in the robust and comforting flavors of the Irish feast. The combination of savory meats, hearty vegetables, and the slight tang of the soda bread created a culinary experience that was truly delightful.

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