ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Step by Step Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner for St. Patrick's Day

Updated on May 6, 2018

Complete St Patrick's day dinner

Think green beer is the only way you can celebrate the Irish? Scared of cooking the traditional St Pat's Dinner? Fear no more. Here's exactly how to do make a great corned beef dinner. You can make soda bread and short bread cookies too. Be sure to enjoy some Guinness with your dinner. Maybe even dye it green. Everyone's Irish on St Patrick's Day. Don't feel left out.

One pot Corned beef dinner for 4

Ingredient list:

4 lb Corned beef with a spice packet

Water to cover

(Double spices if no spice packet is included with the corned beef)

4 bay leaves

2 Garlic cloves

1 tsp dry mustard

½ tsp dried thyme

2 tsp pepper, coarsely crushed, preferred but not required

½ TBSP salt

2 onions

3 large carrots

4 potatoes

1 medium green cabbage

Step 1 Prep beef

Place corned beef, including brine and spices from the package, into a large pot.

Add enough water to cover meat by 2 inches.

Bring to boil on high heat. This will create a foamy froth on top.

Step 2 Prep spices

While beef comes to a boil, prepare spices and combine in a small bowl.

Crumble the bay leaves

Chop garlic cloves coarsely

Measure and add mustard, thyme, pepper and salt

Step 3 Prep beef for spices

Once beef has reached a boil, lower heat to medium-low.

Skim off and discard froth with a slotted spoon.

Add a small amount of liquid from pot to mix in the bowl with the spices.

Stir until the spices no longer clump together.

Add spices to the pot, stirring until evenly distributed.

Step 4 Cook beef

Cover and simmer beef and spices for 2 hours (longer if using a larger piece of corned beef.*

Step 5 Prep vegetables while beef cooks

Peel the outer layer off the onions, then slice thickly.

Scrape the carrots with a knife and slice thickly,

Peel the potatoes and cut into eighths.

Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage into quarters. Remove the hard inner core. Slice the cabbage into 1 inch strips.

Step 6 Add vegetables

About 30 minutes before beef is finished cooking, add vegetables.

Add more hot water to keep ingredients covered if needed.

Cook covered.

Step 7 Serve

Remove the beef, cover with aluminum foil to keep warm and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Allow the vegetables to continue cooking if not cooked through while waiting on the beef. Otherwise turn off the heat and keep covered.

After resting the beef, cut into slices and arrange on platter with the vegetables around it. Top with some of the broth.

*Cook according to instructions on the package or until tender and can be pulled apart with a fork. This should be about 3 hours.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Wise fool profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Missen 

      8 years ago from Colorado

      Your welcome. I' getting ready to do mine now. I wish corned beef wasn't so expensive the rest of the year. I love it.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. I had corned beef and cabbage for the first time last night and loved it. I will be using your recipe for sure.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)