Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage

Best Corned Beef and Cabbage

5 from 12 reviews

This family loved traditional corned beef recipe has all the customary trimmings and  is cooked in one easy pot on the stove top.




  1. In dutch oven or large stockpot add corned beef and cover with water. Add spice packet, bay leaves  and onions. Add pickling spice to spice ball infuser and drop in pot with corned and water.  Cover and simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours. The brisket should be fork tender.
  2. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and simmer for  additional 30 minutes. Add cabbage; cover and simmer for 15 additional minutes.
  3. Fish out bay leaves and discard. Remove corned beef and vegetables from pot and cover to keep warm.  Remove any fat from the corned beef and slice against the grain.


Do not let the brisket boil. This will make it tough. Slow simmer is the key.

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