Affiliates note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My content may contain affiliate links to products and services. If you click through and make a purchase, I'll receive a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay.

Watch the Traditional Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day video

Learn how to make a Traditional Irish American Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner so that you, your family, and friends can celebrate in style with a meal fit for St. Patrick himself. So don’t miss out on this tender and tasty meal because, as the saying goes…Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Corned Beef is an Easy One Pot Meal

The wonderful thing about making Corned Beef and Cabbage is that it is truly the quintessential one-pot meal where your stovetop does all the work.

First, you’ll put your corned beef brisket into a large stockpot and cover the meat with water. After three hours, you’ll add your carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. That’s it! And in another hour—for a total of four hours—you’ll have a delicious meal to bring to the table.

Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot

If you have an Instant Pot and you’d like to make your holiday recipe in your pressure cooker, I show you an easy way to make Corned Beef and Cabbage in your Instant Pot.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So with just a few steps, you can enjoy a traditional Irish American recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.

I wish you and your family a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 😃🍀

More Holiday Recipes

Now that you’ve learned how to make a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, be sure to check out these other videos where I show you How to Make an Irish Brown Soda Bread, including a version with whole wheat, and an Irish Apple Cake.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

See All →

Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List

For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!

Kitchen Academy Videos

Are you looking for more traditional foods videos? If so, I invite you to join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy. Members of this optional paid YouTube community get access to exclusive videos, live streams, and other members-only perks. Plus, your YouTube comments include a special members-only badge.

In the following members-only video, I talk about How to Boost Your Immunity, including beef tonics.

Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest

  1. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel for Traditional Foods Videos (Free) - When you subscribe, be sure to click on the notification bell that will let you know each time I upload a new video.
  2. Subscribe to Mary’s Traditional Foods Newsletter (Free) - Get a free 36-page eBook for signing up: How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four-Corners Pantry.
  3. Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos, live streams, and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
  4. Order The Modern Pioneer Cookbook (Optional Paid) - Get a printed book of Mary's nourishing recipes from a Traditional Foods Kitchen. This bestselling cookbook is published by Penguin Random House with their DK imprint.

I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage

No ratings yet
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Learn how to make a Traditional Irish American Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner so that you, your family, and friends can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a delicious meal.


  • 4-5 pound Corned beef brisket, preferably "flat cut"
  • 4 Yellow onions
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 pounds Carrots, peeled and cut into approximately 3" pieces
  • 2 pounds Small thin-skinned potatoes If potatoes are larger, quarter them
  • 2 heads Green cabbage, quartered with core intact


  • Place corned beef brisket in a large stockpot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. When it comes up to a boil, remove the scum that rises to the top.
  • To the stockpot, add the seasoning packet (that was enclosed in the corned beef brisket packaging), the peppercorns, the bay leaves, and the onions.
  • Turn the heat to medium low. Cover stockpot, and allow corned beef brisket to simmer for approximately 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, remove the lid from the stockpot, and add potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Place the lid back onto the stockpot, and allow the corned beef brisket and vegetables to simmer for an additional hour.
  • After a total of 4 hours, remove the corned beef brisket from the stockpot and transfer it to a cutting board before slicing the corned beef. Transfer the slices to a platter, and surround your corned beef with onions, potatoes, carrots, and cabbages. Serve and enjoy!



Find this recipe and video at
Copyright © 2020 Mary’s Nest, LLC, All Rights Reserved


Calories: 1330kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 81g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 5777mg | Potassium: 3994mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 38357IU | Vitamin C: 355mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 13mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 1330
Keyword: Corned Beef, Corned Beef and Cabbage
Watch Mary’s Nest on YouTube

Shop for items used in this blog post or video

Favorite St Patrick’s Day Cooking Supplies

Favorite Kitchen Supplies

Learn more about Mockmill electric grain mills for making fresh flour and their Flake Lover's Flaker that flakes whole grain in minutes.

Use promo code MARYSNST for a one-time 15% off Masontops and Breadsmart products on

Amazon Shop and Shopping Guide

  • Visit Mary’s Nest Amazon Shop
  • Visit my Shopping Guide page
    Get up to 15% off for stocking your Traditional Foods Pantry and equipping your Modern Pioneer Kitchen, including discounts from US Wellness Meats, Farmhouse Teas, Lehman's, Masontops, Cultures for Health, Survival Garden Seeds, Redmond Real Salt, Plan to Eat, and More!

Disclaimer:I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the website, including text, images, videos, eBooks or eGuides, social media, or other formats, were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have watched in a video or read on this website. Use caution when following the recipe in this video. The creator and publisher of this video and website will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this recipe and method or any other recipe and method on this website or corresponding video channel.

Posted in: , ,

About the Author

Read More About Me

You may also like:


    1. Hi Charles,

      Thanks so much for letting me know. I put bay leaves in the directions, but I had a typo and listed basil in the ingredients. I updated the ingredients to say bay leaves.

      I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

      Love and God bless,

  1. I think Mary is the most wonderful host. Her personality is exquisite with her sweetness…she is the kind of person I love to be with people…the nicest person on the food network..she is very informative, and explains other options if you do not have everything she introduces you to cook with… She is number one ….truly … In my book. Love her..

    1. Oh Juliann! Thank you so much for the kind words!! You made my day!! So glad you are here!! Love you too, Mary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating